December 14, 2017 | USA | Products

noraplan lona wins special citation from Architectural Products magazine

Salem, NH (Dec. 14, 2017) – Architectural Products magazine recently honored noraplan® lona, a premium rubber flooring from nora systems, Inc., with a special citation in its annual Product Innovations Awards competition. The flooring was one of just five products singled out to receive a citation, which recognizes products that provide unique solutions to design challenges specific to market segments.

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According to one of the judges, “In the area of flooring products that are healthier alternatives to vinyl tile, nora® rubber flooring is unique. The nora product line is a leader in conscientious and sustainable thinking in the manufacture of architectural products.”

“We are thrilled to achieve this special citation,” said Tim Cole, vice president of marketing at nora systems, Inc., North America. “noraplan lona is a unique product whose splashes and droplets of color lend texture and creativity to any healthcare setting, while also providing the performance features that meet the highly specialized needs of healthcare spaces.”

The floor combines all the material advantages of premium rubber flooring, from perception of cleanliness and a quiet healing environment to caregiver retention with a color palette of rich and vibrant tones. The result is a floor covering that connects patients, families, providers and caregivers to the inspired possibilities of every healing environment, supporting positive outcomes and patient engagement.

The Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products that range the gamut, from cladding systems to interior finishes. Judged by a group of independent industry professionals that included architects, interior designers, lighting designers and veteran architectural, engineering and construction writers, the winners in each of the program’s 14 categories represent those products judges found to be the most innovative and worth investigating. Judges also awarded special citations for products that particularly serve a major building market niche—healthcare, offices, retail, public/cultural, education and hospitality.

noraplan lona and other winners of Product Innovation Awards are featured in the November print edition of Architectural Products magazine and online at

To learn more about noraplan lona, visit For more information about nora systems, Inc., visit the nora website at

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About nora systems

nora systems, Inc. has been located in the United States for more than 30 years. It is the U.S. headquarters of German-based nora systems GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of commercial rubber floor covering systems. The company has been designing and manufacturing high-performance nora rubber flooring for more than 50 years for a number of different markets. nora’s team of skilled professionals collaborates with architects and designers to develop performance-driven flooring solutions that help bring their projects to life. For the latest news and updates, follow nora on Twitter at, and on LinkedIn at To view the latest project stories or informational videos from nora, follow us on YouTube at For additional information, contact nora systems, Inc. at 1-800-332-NORA or visit the company’s web site at