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nora Flooring Holds Up Under New York City Subway Conditions

The New York City subway system has been specifying nora® premium rubber flooring for its rail cars since the early 1990s. Today, every one of its 6,418 subway cars (approximately 3.8 million square feet of floor space) is covered by norament® rubber flooring.

Case Study

Company:

Transportation

Location:

New York City, NY, USA

Objective:

The New York City subway system has more than 1.75 billion riders each year, so it needed a high-durability, low-maintenance flooring that could handle that much traffic. Project requirements included durability, slip resistance, and low maintenance.

Solution:

“The NYC subway is one of the largest transportation systems in the world,” said Tim Cole, VP of marketing at nora systems, Inc., North America. “The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) depends on nora to get passengers safely to their destination while consistently performing without fail."

Results:

nora premium rubber floor meets or exceeds all transit standards developed by the Federal Railroad Administration for fire and slip resistance. And its low-maintenance regime means the floor cleans up quickly, with little more than water and a mop.

The New York City subway system has been specifying nora® premium rubber flooring for its rail cars since the early 1990s. Today, every one of its 6,418 subway cars (approximately 3.8 million square feet of floor space) is covered by norament® rubber flooring. This premium rubber floor meets or exceeds all transit standards developed by the Federal Railroad Administration for fire and slip resistance. And its low-maintenance regime means the floor cleans up quickly, with little more than water and a mop.

“The NYC subway is one of the largest transportation systems in the world,” said Tim Cole, vice president of marketing at nora systems, Inc., North America. “The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) depends on nora to get passengers safely to their destination while consistently performing without fail. nora is one of the few flooring systems worldwide that exceeds the demands of billions of annual commuters with minimal maintenance.”

nora premium rubber flooring brings the following benefits to the NYC subway system:

Safety – nora’s extremely dense, closed surface provides additional dimensional stability to reduce trips, slips and falls. The flooring is fire retardant and, since it’s free of harmful toxins, will not release poisonous gases if a fire does occur.

Maintenance – nora flooring is highly stain resistant and does not require hazardous coatings or chemicals. Floors can be cleaned using little more than water and a mop.

Durability – nora flooring can last up to 50 years. Its highly-dense composition reduces susceptibility to staining while easily enduring heavy loads. nora’s non-welded seams are inherently resistant to bacterial growth.

Design – nora’s flexible design systems include customized colors and inlays to distinguish various subway lines and aid passengers with directional wayfinding. To view a video about the use of rubber flooring in the NY subway system, visit www.youtube.com.

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