Excellent acoustics meet natural design
“With noraplan valua, we have equipped the school with a floor that has excellent acoustic properties. Thanks to the elasticity of the flooring, we can achieve a significant impact sound improvement and thus suppress the background noise that usually prevails in schools,” Groenendaal continued. In addition, nora rubber floors are extremely slip-resistant, so running children are better protected against slipping or even falling over. In addition to its outstanding functional properties, noraplan valua also scores with its appearance. With its warm colors and naturally structured surface, noraplan valua creates a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Integrated inlays in different colors set additional modern accents and stylishly enhance the overall appearance.
A purchase that pays off
Easy cleaning is the best way to maintain a beautiful appearance. For this, you need surfaces that actively simplify and support the cleaning process. This also applies to floors, which are the largest surface in a room that needs to be cleaned. “An investment in one of our floors quickly pays off in terms of cleaning and maintenance,” Groenendaal observed. “Because their closed surface allows them to be easily cleaned with water and a neutral cleaning agent.” Another benefit is that standard nora floorings have no coating that wears off over the years and would need to be renewed. This reduces both environmental impact and cost implications. Van der Klok added: “noraplan valua has now been in the children’s centre for two years without any signs of wear – one of the many added values of our rubber floor coverings.”
Finally, noraplan valua, like all flooring products sold by Interface – including carpets, LVT, rubber sheets and tiles – is certified carbon neutral through the Carbon Neutral Floors™ programme, at no extra cost to customers. nora’s own rubber plant in Weinheim, southern Germany, is continuously working to eliminate or reduce CO₂ emissions and thus further reduce its own CO₂ footprint. Unavoidable CO₂ emissions are compensated by the acquisition of emission-reduction certificates that are used to finance climate protection projects.