For flooring solutions that combine high functionality with stylish form, GH Commercial had all the right products for the Oak Tree Group.
Oak Tree Group
The Oak Tree Group are one of Australia’s leading providers of private retirement villages, operating 31 facilities across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Choosing metropolitan and regional locations, they focus on residents retaining existing community connections and being part of a close-knit cohort, while still living independently.
With an emphasis on the promotion of mental wellness, physical health, security and companionship, each of the Oak Tree retirement communities offer maintenance-free living, caring, supportive staff and a range of purpose-built recreational facilities.
Pelican Waters is a brand new Oak Tree Group retirement development located moments from the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches. The luxury boutique apartment complex features 60 architect designed two and three bedroom apartments across five levels, with lift access to a community centre, lounge, library, beauty salon, rooftop gym, swimming pool and sky garden.
Designing around the unique requirements of senior living spaces, GH Commercial brought years of commercial carpet manufacturing experience and technological knowledge to assist with the specialty flooring solutions throughout the entire complex.
The Right Flooring
Tying in the Scandinavian style aesthetic of Pelican Waters apartment interiors, Polaris luxury vinyl plank coordinated the entire look.
Replicating the look and feel of natural hardwood, Polaris offers a highly scratch resistant and moisture impervious* surface, for easy care flooring that can be wet mopped. Comfortable underfoot, and great at minimising ambient noise, the lightly embossed, matte finish also reduces the potential for slipping.
Bayside Twist, a 100% Stratron® Solution Dyed Nylon Broadloom, was the ideal option for comfortable bedroom carpeting. Chosen in a classic neutral shade, the soft cut pile twist provides incredibly hard-wearing carpet that’s fire rated, anti-static and comes with a stain treatment for worry free flooring.
Pelican Waters common areas required cohesive flooring that could visually distinguish between specific zones while also creating wayfinding paths. Our popular Lichen 1.5 Collection of carpet tiles proved to be a stand-out choice.
This adaptable range, inspired by the manifold shapes and colours of lichen clusters and their symbiotic relationship with nature, complemented the organic decor on each level of the facility. Intentionally produced to mix and match, a combination of Macro Bloom and Micro Bloom carpet tiles seamlessly linked various common areas with co-ordinated pops of colour.
Biophilic design principles informed an aesthetic based around wellbeing, with stylised representations of ecological elements, such as arum lily and lush palm frond wallpaper and sea foam feature walls.
A selection of Lichen 1.5 Macro and Micro Bloom tiles in 956 Iceland Moss, 945 Silva, 941 Goldspeck and 937 frosted Shield, picked up the individual colour themes and reinforced these biophilic details.
The patterned, textured loop pile of Australian manufactured Lichen 1.5 carpet tiles and planks are made from Duracolor® Tricor Solution Dyed Nylon, and certified Declare® Red List Free. Produced on the Enviro Bac® backing system, they contribute to a safer, healthier interior.
Specialists in Senior Living
An increased demand for less institutionally designed quality aged care facilities has seen a rise in more community focused developments that mirror surrounding neighbourhoods, offer social connection and create a home-like feel.
Employing evidence-based design methodology, GH Commercial have developed a suite of flooring solutions for assisted living facilities and senior living communities. Our range of commercial carpet and hard floor options meet key metrics for comfort, durability, safety and maintenance, without compromising on great looks and style.
The GH Commercial in-house design team continue to develop optimum flooring solutions to suit every commercial application. From distinctive Hospitality and Retail floors combining high traffic resilience with underfoot comfort, to inspiring Education flooring with the flexibility to designate learning zones, or healthier Healthcare floors with way finding capabilities, we are a full service provider, ready to bring your large-scale, mid-range or boutique project vision to life.
*subject to proper installation, maintenance, and local building code/regulatory approval.
Project: Oak Tree Pelican Waters
Photography: Scott Shirley