The test of time was more than enough to convince Kenneth Miller, Director of Operations in Troy School District, to choose nora® flooring when renovating two district high schools. Having used the flooring for a previous project in 1999, Miller was elated to find that years later the floor covering maintained beautifully. With that in mind, Miller sought to replace the dated carpeting in hallways throughout Troy High School and Athens High School. In total, the project called for the installation of more than 43,000 square feet of nora flooring.
“I wanted a hard surface that would be easier to maintain than carpet, absorb sound and minimize hallway noise,” says Miller. Durability also played a key role, as Troy School District encompasses 24 facilities to serve the district’s 12,000 students. As the designer of more than 500 projects in the commercial and educational fields, Miller drew heavily from experience when choosing the most durable floor for the job. Now, as the Director of Operations, Miller opted to replace the Troy and Athens facilities’ floors with two-tone designs of norament® grano based on successful use of the product in past projects.
Troy and Athens high schools join the extensive list of educational facilities that have benefited from nora flooring. With reduced maintenance, increased noise absorption and exceptional ergonomic benefits, the resilient floor coverings transform educational facilities into centers that promote more focused, comfortable learning. With the need for strip and wax flooring eliminated, school districts see substantial savings on labor costs – and not to mention, disruptive maintenance. The noise abating properties of nora help to reduce noise caused by disruptive hallway footfall and student chatter. And the added cushion inherent to rubber flooring material creates a more comfortable standing and walking environment for staff and students alike.
To learn more, read our project brief about Troy School District.