Architecture and construction firm, Contech, required the best in beautiful, practical and functional healthcare flooring for their Repromed project and GH Commercial had just what they needed.
Contech, a South Australian architecture and construction firm, have a reputation for immersive and collaborative design solutions, actively engaging with clients to conceive and deliver on a range of outstanding residential and commercial developments.
Repromed is a leading national fertility clinic offering a comprehensive suite of fertility treatment options, personalised care and support. Selected to fit out their purpose-built facility in Dulwich, SA, the Contech project brief was predicated on a number of highly specific factors.
Given the nature of the business included medical procedures and preserving specimens, it was essential each building element utilised the healthy building materials. Most materials had to be VOC free, with any joinery painting or polyurethane finishes completed off-site, reducing potential air contaminants. Just as importantly, the interior fit-out needed to reflect Repromed’s focus on the emotional well-being of patients, clientele and staff members, serving to create a welcoming environment of calm and reassurance.
Flooring for Form and Function
A deceptively simple Nordic aesthetic, characterised by the liberal use of pale timber walls, panelled desks and room dividing screens, along with clean white surfaces and feature window glazing, was stunningly off-set by two complementary flooring products creatively laid for strong visual appeal.
Landscape, a textured carpet tile in colour Obsidian, formed a base of striations and recessed blocks, reminiscent of a birds-eye cityscape. While Inscribe in colour Pottery, a carpet plank featuring a network of fine lines for a subtle craquelure effect, was used to create contrasting circular insets. This incorporation of organic design shapes acted to dispel the usual clinical atmosphere; evoking a sense of familiarity and comfort.
Simple to lay, with a choice of installation options, the practical pattern of Landscape disguises minor soiling, while single tiles can be easily removed and replaced. Both tiles and planks also provide excellent noise insulating properties, ideal for waiting and recovery rooms.
Landscape and Inscribe are rated Contract Extra Heavy duty, their resilience against foot traffic ensuring busy interiors stay looking beautiful for the long haul.
Both ranges are proudly Australian Made and certified Red List Free under the Living Future Institute of Australia’s stringent Declare program, meeting Contech’s brief to create a beautiful and healthy indoor environment. Produced on our Enviro Bac® backing system, they are PVC, BPA and Phthlate free, and were installed using our innovative FlexLok® tab system. Odourless FlexLok® is a fume-free, non-toxic, dry installation system, produced to virtually eliminate harmful VOC’s.
Rethinking Healthcare Design
The case for patient ease and comfort as a measurable factor in faster recover times has been well proven, giving architects and designers license to go beyond the purely functional. Taking their cues from hospitality and residential design, healthcare environments are increasingly places of reassuring familiarity, incorporating materials intended to imbue a sense of calm and comfort. GH Commercial offer a range of healthcare flooring options specifically manufactured to meet the stringent requirements of patient care areas, without compromising on aesthetic appeal.
Along with GH Commercial’s impressive custom carpet capabilities, our diverse range of in-stock flooring, plus speedy lead-times, help to keep the tightest project deadline on-track.
Project: Repromed Fertility Clinic
Design and Construction: Contech Architecture and Design
Flooring: Landscape* carpet tiles and Inscribe carpet planks
Photography: David Sievers Photography
*See our new Metroscape range