Hygienic rubber flooring ideal for healthcare facilities

by Ofentse Sefolo
Hygienic rubber flooring ideal for healthcare facilities

KBAC Flooring, for many years local distributors for Interface – one of the world’s largest modular flooring producers – has now also become the exclusive South African supplier and installer of the full Interface Nora range of hygienic rubber flooring.

The acquisition of Germany’s Nora Systems by Interface has brought the sustainable Interface Nora rubber flooring to our shores. Due to the flooring’s dense non-porous rubber surfaces, and the fact that it is either grouted or seamlessly laid, Interface Nora repels germs and prevent bacterial propagation – ideal for healthcare facilities now globally being expanded to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Interface Nora rubber floors do not contain any chlorine, PVC, phthalates or plasticisers and to achieve its wide colour range, only natural colour pigments – without any heavy metals or other toxic ingredients – are used. Production waste from the manufacture of Interface floor coverings (such as abrasive dust or burrs) is used as fillers or design-adding granules.

The flooring is flame-resistant and has low maintenance costs as the surfaces are dirt-resistant and easy to clean, without the need for waxing or sealing. Only water, without any chemical cleaning agents, are needed to clean Interface Nora and, because of their elastic properties, the rubber floors do not require any plasticisers, film or varnish.

Interface Nora flooring is dimensionally stable so will never shrink, ensuring all seams are permanently sealed, without unsanitary joints on the surface which will remain permanently hygienic, a vital consideration for the healthcare industry. But the flooring also offers substantial health benefits for sectors such as schools and tertiary education establishments, all forms of industry and warehousing, retail and commercial outlets, as well as public buildings such as gyms, offices, and modes of transport.

For the retail sector, the flooring can – in addition to hygiene – become an important architectural design element to create atmosphere, and demarcate specific sales areas. The soft flooring’s ergonomic comfort is also easy underfoot for pedestrian traffic.

The rubber flooring has been included in the Interface Carbon Neutral Floors programme and augments Interface’s product range of carbon dioxide-neutral carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles.

For more information, contact KBAC:
Tel: +27 (11) 608 4270 or +27 (21) 462 3446
Email: infojhb@kbacflooring.co.za and infocpt@kbacflooring.co.za
Website: www.kbacflooring.co.za

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