Salem, N.H. -- norament grano has been named a 2018 New Product of the Year by School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines. In 2015, noraplan nTx was also named a New Product of the Year by these magazines.

“We are honored to be recognized again by these publications that are part of the industries we serve,” said Tim Cole, vice president of marketing, nora systems, Inc., North America. “Our revolutionary norament grano is ideal for hard-working spaces like schools and universities. Its dense surface strength stands up to heavy-traffic while reducing noise levels to help create an optimal learning environment.”

Now it its fourth year, the New Product Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy for their ability to enhance learning environments.

“Our New Product Awards program gives us the opportunity to honor companies that have developed products and services that go above and beyond in helping to improve the learning environment,” said Karen Cavallo, group publisher of School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management. “Research shows there is a direct correlation between quality learning environments and improved student success – and these companies are leading the charge to make schools a better place for teachers to teach and students to learn.”

norament grano is a versatile floor covering with an uncoated surface that offers a simple maintenance regimen using little more than water. This premium rubber flooring is ideally suited for educational spaces, since its no-wax protocol never requires stripping or refinishing. norament grano also contributes to improved indoor air quality (IAQ), since it contains no polyvinyl chloride (PVC), plasticizers (phthalates) or halogens (e.g., chlorine). Teachers and professors appreciate its ergonomic properties, which help reduce musculoskeletal stress.

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