Nora Rubber Flooring
Wednesday October 21, 2009
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Nora® is a rubber flooring company with headquarters in Weinheim, Germany. The U.S. subsidiary, nora systems, Inc.
develops, produces and markets resilient rubber flooring in the U.S. under the brand name of the parent company. Nora has
been a world leader in rubber flooring for over five decades now.
The parent company commenced operations in the 1930s manufacturing rubber sleeve gaskets and shoe soles under the original
name of Freudenberg. The name nora as it is known today is a Latin derivative of the chemist Dr. Walter Nürnberger's name
under whose responsibility rubber shoe soles were developed at the time. Since those early days, many applications have since
been found for the use of rubber and its byproducts.
Since 1949 the new name of the company has been in use for the freshly developed business of manufacturing rubber floor
coverings. In the sixty years since, nora has developed some of the most innovative rubber floorings the world has seen. The
company is uncompromising in quality assurance.
The initial line of manufacture was rubber flooring rolls which was followed by rubber floor tiles. Later the product
range was expanded to granular designs and hammered surfaces. Today nora systems has a standard range of over 300 different
types of designs, colors and surfaces.
In addition to standard flooring, nora systems manufactures flooring for special applications such as:
- Oil and grease–resistant flooring.
- Electrostatic dissipative flooring.
- Fire–protection flooring.
- Sound absorption flooring up to 20 dB footfalls.
- Extreme wear floor coverings.
Nora flooring systems are ideal for:
- Hospitals, laboratories, operating rooms and nursing homes
- Railway stations and carriage interiors
- Ships and buses
- Schools, universities and other educational institutions
- Manufacturing plants
- Sports facilities, offices, airports and shopping malls
- Art galleries and museums
Nora is the proud recipient of a number of awards and certifications for such fields as:
- Quality Management
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Environmental compatibility and safety for application in indoor areas
Nora is also a member of several institutions and associations in Europe and the U.S Green Building Council in the U.S.
Nora is keenly aware of its corporate social responsibilities and its decisions are dictated by environmental considerations.
The company is committed to improvement of the interior environment in buildings while simultaneously minimizing its
footprint on the ecology and in environmental operation. Nonetheless it is committed to providing the community at large with
sustainable flooring solutions.
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