nora rubber flooring: sustainable floor covering
Environmentally compatible Floorings, adhesives and screeds contributing to clean air
A key factor which contributes to making us feel good in buildings is a good indoor air quality. The theme of healthy living is increasingly gaining in emphasis, particularly in the public building construction sector. The quality of indoor air can be primarily determined by the choice of building materials.
Capitalising on noras Blue Angel certification for low vocs we are now able to offer a comprehensive system incorporating adhesives, screeds and dpms all carrying the Blue Angel environmental award.
At nora we see it as our task to accompany you on the path to complete environmentally compatible project solutions. Our products offer many creative possibilities. Our comprehensive range of accessories and rubber floorcoverings, nora System Blue assures the technical functional capability as well as low emissions of the whole flooring system.
With nora rubber floor coverings installed with nora system blue you can be assured of positively contributing to indoor environment and thus protecting the health of all concerned.
The Blue Angel is the oldest ecolabel for products and services worldwide. It was initiated in 1978 by resolution of the ministers of the environment of the Federal government and the Federal states and is a German certification for products and providers that are environmentally friendly and produce low emissions promoting good indoor air quality.
The purpose of this certification is to provide better information and protection to the environment and consumers in order to promote environmental quality and health. The Blue Angel also decisively contributes to accelerate the best possible ecological properties and the sustainable development of products. In addition, it is a national emblem of the Federal Ministry for the Environment and Nature conservation.
On an ecological basis, it initiates a performance competition and generates competitive advantages for products which meet these criteria. The basic requirements for attaining the environmental label are the absence of carcinogens and a particularly low level of emissions of organic substances and formaldehyde. Further criteria for achieving the Blue Angel award are no chlorinated or halogenated organic compounds, no N-nitrosamines (carcinogenic), no materials rated as poisonous or very poisonous by EU directives or the German Toxic Substances Act, no phthalates (plasticizers), no substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic, hazardous to reproduction or embryo toxic.
The Blue Angel corresponds to the requirements of ISO 14024 (type 1, public multi-criteria ecolabel) and may serve as reference of proof for European tender specifications. These eco labels are expressly recommended by the EU program Green Product Procurement.
Extended Life Cycle. Raw materials of the highest performance are the basis of future‐oriented environmental sustainability. If you take a look at the environmental sustainability of a product, the holistic product life cycle has to be considered as well. nora® rubber floorcoverings are extremely durable and hard wearing . They have a life expectancy of 25‐30+ years, which conserves natural resources.
Low Maintenance Costs. 80% of a floorcoverings costs are not caused by the installation, but due to its cleaning and maintenance. So it is obvious that one must pay particular attention to this field. Just with regard to cleaning, a lot of money can be saved when choosing the appropriate system. nora® floorcoverings are easy to maintain since they do not require waxes or coatings. They also do not shrink or crack, so you dont need to weld the seams or worry about gaps forming which are potential breeding grounds for bacteria and also make cleaning more of a challenge. This reduces costs related to labour, cleaning supplies, water and energy. nora rubber floorings can also be cleaned using the new nora pad system requiring only a pad and water, no cleaning solution is necessary.
Solution Provider and Performance. At nora we see it as our task to accompany you on the path to complete environmentally compatible project solutions. As a solution provider, our products with their many creative possibilities, our comprehensive range of accessories and nora System Blue a new and environmentally compatible range of primer, screed, adhesives and floorcoverings which has also attained the Blue Angel award assures the technical functional capability as well as low emissions of the whole flooring system. nora® floor coverings can be installed in tiles or rolls using solvent-free environmentally compatible adhesives, and norament stairtreads and skirting profiles can be installed using double sided special tape only released for nora products. You can be assured of positively contributing to indoor environment and thus protecting the health of all concerned.
It is our aim to continue to develop products in order to correspond to the technical and environmental demands, fields of application and design conceptions of our customers. Rubber possesses excellent visual quality characteristics: It is wear resistant, dirt‐repellent, unplasticised, dimensionally stable, surface dense, durable, easy to clean, environmentally friendly.