A durable flooring
On the one hand, the floor covering had to emphasise the technical ambience, on the other hand, it had to meet the highest functional demands: The flooring had to be robust and ergonomic as well as reduce walking noise. And regardless of whether light or darker colours are used – the floors are particularly resistant due to their extremely dense surface and are thus ideally equipped for the high volume of visitors in the Chinese metropolis. “nora rubber floor coverings are regarded as a guarantee of quality because they have a consistent quality over a long period of time and offer good long-term performance and safety”, says Wei Huang.
High economic efficiency
The durability of the floors is important from both a sustainability and an economic point of view. Because increasingly, when deciding on a floor covering, attention is also paid to its life cycle costs: Not only the purchase price is decisive, but also the long-term, cost-effective maintenance and the fact that the floor covering will remain in the property for many years. norament 926 grano and norament 926 satura do not need to be coated due to their extremely dense surface and are therefore extremely easy to maintain. This means they can be easily cleaned only with water a neutral cleaning agent.
CO2-neutral floor coverings – certified contribution to climate protection
An additional plus for the designer was that nora floors have been CO2-neutral over the entire product life cycle since January 2019 as part of the Interface Initiative Carbon Neutral Floors. The company proceeds in three steps: Avoidance, reduction, and compensation of the remaining CO2 emissions through the purchase of emission reduction certificates. When customers opt for a nora rubber floor, they receive a certificate on request, certifying that the floor coverings supplied for the property are CO2-neutral over the entire life cycle. Such a certificate was also issued for the Zibo Science and Technology Museum. “I have already seen the quality of nora floors in many great projects. In addition, the low maintenance costs of the rubber floors help us to achieve our own sustainability goals – the CO2-neutrality of the floorings is the icing on the cake”, concludes Wei Huang.