noraplan lona, a new premium floor covering from Nora Quality Rubber Flooring Systems was selected as the ‘Most Sustainable Product’ at the 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo.

Every year, the Healthcare Facilities Symposium recognises design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. New product innovations within the healthcare design and construction industry are also recognised at the annual event. This year, noraplan lona, a premium rubber flooring product from Nora was selected as the Most Sustainable Product by a five-member panel of design professionals.

Tom Hume, national market segment manager for Nora Systems, Inc., accepted the Symposium Distinction Award at a special luncheon during the show.

Nora’s noraplan lona delivers several benefits in a healthcare design application as it contains no PVC, plasticisers (phthalates) or halogens (chlorine), with no coatings or finishes required to maintain its rich lustre.

Tim Cole, vice president of marketing at Nora Systems noted that noraplan lona, in addition to its innovative design, contributes to sustainability with functional features that include durability, longevity, simple maintenance and favourable lifecycle costs.

Key features and benefits of noraplan lona rubber flooring include excellent sound absorption; high resilience in heavy traffic areas; great slip resistance; seamless installation; effective fire retardant properties; and filigree design with contrasting colours and accents on a silk-matte finish offering high potential for artistic expression.