Bespoke carpeting with a heritage aesthetic draws design inspiration from the school’s majestic origins
The GH Commercial team designed high-end educational flooring with a distinctly heritage aesthetic for Sacred Heart College at its Marcellin campus.
A leading educational institution in South Australia since 1897, Sacred Heart College moved to its current location in Somerton Park in 1914. Originally established as a school for boys, Sacred Heart College is, today today a thriving coeducational Catholic school for grades 7-12 on two campuses. A school steeped in tradition, their progressive teaching and learning strategies, and emphasis on student welfare and service to others, are underscored by their founding Marist values of faith, love, justice and compassion.
As one of the best preserved late 19th century buildings in South Australia, the updated flooring of Paringa Hall at the Marcellin Campus was to complement its stately origins.
GH Commercial has created a stunning bespoke rug for the staircase and hallways of the building, extending the design elements and palette of a woven rug previously installed in the meeting room with an ornate Victorian floral pattern. The custom woven rug was inspired by the Gothic Revival era of architecture, featuring a repeating pattern of a stylized fleur-de-lis on a lush green base.
Woven rugs are the perfect combination of function and form, offering a thicker, more plush pile than many alternative flooring choices, while withstanding the rigors of heavy foot traffic. Fusing centuries-old craftsmanship with contemporary technology, the interwoven bristles and backing lock designs in place, creating a stable, sturdy surface without relying on adhesive for construction durability. Made from premium New Zealand and British wool blend fibres, the woven rugs combine proven strength with luxurious underfoot comfort.
Flexible woven design
Available in multiple weight levels, woven rugs can meet the foot traffic demands of any commercial or residential space, with a multitude of colors and patterns to match every decor. GH Commercial’s customization capabilities can also produce remarkable bespoke designs for unique custom projects.
Within GH Commercial, custom weaving capabilities extend to the Fast Track program, providing customers with 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 their woven solutions, GH Commercial’s innovative Designer Jet technology enables the company to offer short lead times and small minimum quantities in standard design options or complete custom carpet design solutions in a wide range of modular products and tufted carpets. The technology works by taking any striking pattern, design or image and using precision engineering to inject the dye into the carpet, delivering a flexible, creative and performance-driven carpet solution.
The GH Commercial range of educational flooring offers a high performance base that can withstand the toughest wear and tear. Available in a wide selection of colors and patterns, our education flooring solutions combine durability, creativity and acoustic performance, serving to enhance learning spaces and helping to create an environment conducive to productivity and learning. concentration, evoke a sense of excitement and playfulness, or even manage stress levels.
Our experienced team was thrilled to combine 21st century technology with heritage appeal for a high performance custom woven mat built to last the distance.