A Vancouver, BC-based college thrives with sustainable, durable nora® flooring.

Centered in North Vancouver, BC, Capilano University also operates regional campuses in Squamish and Sunshine Coast. As the university experienced continual growth, it set out to find a sustainable flooring solution that would provide a long life span and exceptional durability.

Capilano University Wall

After doing extensive research and getting peer recommendations, the university facilities director tested nora flooring in the washrooms of a campus building. “After experiencing the floor’s benefits, we made nora the standard resilient flooring for campus renovations,” said Susan Doig, director of facilities.

Capilano University Chairs

Today, norament® grano and noraplan environcare™ are installed in classrooms, the bookstore and the library. One of the biggest advantages of nora flooring is its ease of maintenance. There are no complicated cleaning protocols for janitors, who spend less time on upkeep. The odor-free, stain-resistant surface fosters a hygienic environment for students while adding aesthetic appeal. The flooring “…always maintains a fresh look,” notes Doig.

Capilano University Tables

As a result of the flooring’s exceptional performance and durability in a variety of applications, the university has made nora the new standard across all three campuses. Most recently, it was used in the award-winning film and animation building, and it’s slated for installation in the music department. Read on to learn how Capilano University is using nora to maximize campus growth and maintain sustainability for years to come in the full project profile.