Healthcare Design and Contract magazines, in partnership with the Center for Health Design, presented norament arago premium rubber flooring with a 2017 Nightingale Innovation Award. Nora representatives received the award during the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Orlando, Fla. for resilient flooring. This is the second consecutive year a nora product received a Nightingale Award, nora ntx having received an award last year.

Named in honor of Florence Nightingale, the Nightingale Awards recognize products that contribute to a healing environment and are selected by a jury of healthcare architects, design professionals, and facility managers on the basis of functionality, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, pricing, and innovation.

“We are proud to again be recognized as a Nightingale Award winner, especially because these awards are selected by the people who specify and use our floors every day,” said Tim Cole, vice president of marketing at nora systems, North America. “Like so many of our floor coverings, norament arago meets the multiple demands of a healthcare setting, including durability, ease of maintenance and sound attenuation, while contributing to an attractive, healing aesthetic.”

norament arago captures the calming effect of layered, geological forms in a contemporary surface, marrying a unique marbled strata look with sound absorption, slip resistance, and ergonomic comfort. The floor is available in 12 colors in a range of cool grey shades, reflecting the tones found throughout nature and bringing beauty to the design of high-traffic areas, such as hallways and entryways. Patients and staff alike benefit from other features norament arago delivers, including the floor’s dense, nonporous, bacteriostatic and fungistatic surface, which repels dirt and germs and supports a hygienic environment, and a maintenance regimen that requires little more than water and a mop.

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