nora® rubber floorings were chosen to provide a durable solution for the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. The Bodleian is the first library for Oxford University, opened in 1602 for the academics of the university it is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and now contains over 11 million books and manuscripts. The Social Sciences Library is the busiest and received 7,500 visitors over a nine week period.
The reading rooms have been used for many famous scholars for generations, includingkings, Nobel Prize winners, prime ministers and writers including Oscar Wilde, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. The new library houses a centre for Digital Scholarship, a Visiting Scholars Centre, three reading rooms, seminar rooms and study areas. Other areas including the Bodleian Café and exhibition galleries are open to the public.
nora® rubber floorings were chosen for this project to provide a hard wearing, durable floor with excellent slip resistance. One winning advantage of using nora floor coverings was the exceptional sound reduction of up to 20 dB that can be achieved.
View nora rubber flooring: sustainable floor covering Product Entry