The GH Commercial team relished in the task of designing premium educational flooring with a distinctly heritage aesthetic, for a school rich in tradition.
Sacred Heart College
A leading South Australian educational institution since 1897, Sacred Heart College moved to its current location at Somerton Park in 1914. Originally established as a school for boys, today, Sacred Heart College is a flourishing co-educational Catholic school for years 7-12 across two campuses. The school’s progressive teaching and learning strategies, emphasis on student well-being and service to others, is underscored by their founding Marist values of faith, love, justice and compassion.
As one of South Australia’s most superbly preserved late nineteenth century buildings, the updated flooring at Marcellin Campus’s, Paringa Hall, needed to complement its stately origins.
GH Commercial created a stunning bespoke carpet for the building’s staircase and corridors, extending the design cues and palette from a previously installed woven carpet in the boardroom; an ornate Victorian floral pattern. The custom woven carpet, took inspiration from the gothic revival architecture era, featured a repeat pattern of stylised Fleur-de-lis on a lush green base.
Woven carpets beautifully combine function with form, providing a thicker, more sumptuous pile than many alternative flooring choices, while also withstanding the rigours of heavy foot traffic. Merging time honoured craftsmanship with contemporary technology, the interwoven pile and backing locks patterns into place, creating a stable, robust surface without relying on adhesive for construction durability. Made from premium New Zealand and British wool blend fibre, woven carpets team proven resilience with luxurious underfoot comfort.
Flexible Woven Design
Available in several weight levels, woven carpets can accommodate the foot traffic requirements of any commercial or residential space, with a wealth of colours and patterns to suit every decor. The customisation capabilities of GH Commercial can also produce remarkable bespoke designs for uniquely personalised projects.
Within GH Commercial, custom woven capabilities extend into the Fast Track® Program, offering customers a solution to meet the demands of the fast-paced world with a balance of creative choices and unique designs.
Other Design Options
In addition to GH Commercial’s woven solutions, Designer Jet® technology allows GH Commercial the ability to offer short lead times and small minimum quantities standard design options or complete custom carpet design solutions throughout a wide range of tufted broadloom and modular products. It works by taking any striking pattern, drawing or image and using precision engineering to inject the dye into the carpet, offering a flexible, creative and performance driven carpet solution.
The GH Commercial range of education flooring delivers a high performance base that’s capable of withstanding the most punishing of wear and tear. Available in a huge selection of colours and patterns, our education flooring solutions combine durability, creativity with acoustic performance, serving to enhance learning spaces and helping to create an environment conducive to productivity and concentration, evoke a sense of excitement and play, or even to manage stress levels.
Our experienced team were delighted to combine 21st century technology with heritage appeal for a high performance custom woven carpet designed to last the distance. Contact your local GH Commercial consultant to learn more about our education flooring solutions.
Project: Sacred Heart College
Installer: SA Competitive Flooring
Flooring: Custom Woven Carpet