Installation & Care
There are particularly strict fire protection regulations for hospitals – and for good reason. Most patients and visitors are not familiar with the fire escape routes, or are restricted in their mobility due to illness. Doctors, nurses, and employees are also obliged to help, which makes their own escape difficult.
This is why it’s important to use construction materials that do not make the situation worse in the event of a fire. Nor should they cause any danger through the release of harmful substances. nora rubber floors offer great advantages in this regard, because they are highly flame-retardant1. In addition, they are halogen-free and do not release hazardous hydrochloric gas in the event of a fire.
The biggest danger in the case of fires in a hospital does not come from the flames themselves. Rather, it is the toxic smoke that can become a danger. When burned, many materials emit toxic pollutants after only a few minutes, which makes the smoke life-threatening.
The advantage of nora floors is that they have been classified as fire-toxicologically safe according to the German standard DIN 53 436. This means that they have only a minimal toxicity to combustion gases.
In clinics and hospitals, fire protection plans must be perfectly adapted to the building, and individual protective measures must be coordinated with one another. The fire protection plan consists not only of preventive fire protection measures with its individual structural, technical, and operational/organizational components. Responsive fire protection is also taken into account and fire fighting work is discussed.
nora rubber floors help you meet these fire protection regulations. They are highly flame-retardant1 and will not release toxic, halogenated dioxins and furans in the event of a fire2. In this way, they can help you meet and verify your fire protection requirements at all times.
1) nora floor coverings are highly flame retardant according to European standard EN 13 501.
2) The decomposition effluents from nora coverings are non toxic according to the German standard DIN 53 436.
„The fire resistance and the cigarette-burn resistance of the rubber floors are crucial safety factors for us.”“
Felix Beck, Vitos Clinic