nora® nTx receives Nightingale Innovation Award at Healthcare Design Expo and Conference 2016
  • Industry News
  • AAHID Admin
  • November 18, 2016

Contract magazine and Healthcare Design magazine, in partnership with the Center for Health Design, presented nora® nTx with a 2016 Nightingale Award during the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. nTx won the Innovation Award in the resilient flooring category.

Named after Florence Nightingale, the awards recognize a product’s contribution to the healing environment, as well as additional functionality, quality and durability, pricing and innovation. Winners are selected by a jury of seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Nightingale Award winner,” said Tim Cole, vice president of marketing at nora systems, Inc., North America. “nora nTx is a revolutionary fast installation system that eliminates the use of a wet adhesive, dramatically lowering the total cost of a construction project.”

The pre-applied, solvent-free adhesive backing minimizes prep work and eliminates drying protocols, cutting flooring installation time by as much as 50 percent when compared to standard PVC sheet installation. With no RH or pH limits, a floor covering with nora nTx can be installed immediately over high-moisture concrete and nonporous concrete slabs, saving general contractors and flooring contractors valuable time and money.

nora’s participation in the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference included a presentation moderated by Sandra Soraci, marketing leader, health care solutions, at nora systems, Inc., titled “A POE for Hospital Flooring: Informed Decisions for Operational Optimization, Clinical Efficiency, HCAHPS, EBD, and Safety.” nora flooring covers all clinical areas, patient rooms and corridors in the hospital’s recent expansion, delivering improved safety, acoustics, indoor air quality, comfort and maintenance benefits.

Visitors to the nora booth were introduced to the new nora pro steamer, which provides healthcare facilities with a non-disruptive cleaning method that relies on steam to deep clean resilient flooring in occupied patient spaces. The nora steam cleaner uses distilled water—no chemicals—to create superheated dry steam that is delivered under pressure at more than 150° C. The steam loosens dirt, grease and sticky oils from flooring surfaces, while the high temperature of the steam deep cleans and emits no VOCs and the associated smells, contributing to improved indoor air quality.

Expo attendees also previewed a new flooring product that will be released in 2017.

To learn more about nora systems, Inc., visit the nora website at

nora systems, Inc. has been located in the United States for more than 30 years. It is the U.S. headquarters of German-based nora systems GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of commercial rubber floor covering systems. The company has been designing and manufacturing high performance nora rubber flooring for more than 50 years for a number of different markets. nora’s team of skilled professionals collaborates with architects and designers to develop performance-driven flooring solutions that help bring their projects to life. For the latest news and updates, follow nora on Twitter at For additional information, contact nora systems, Inc. at 1-800-332-NORA or visit the company’s web site at