Australian Case Studies

Australian Case Studies

Chirnside Aged Care

Flooring is one of the most important considerations for any aged care facility. It must create a home-like interior for residents and their families, while being incredibly practical from a hygiene and durability point of view. The new $37 million Chirnside Views Residential Aged Care found this combination in Powerbond® Garden Walk Carpet from Tarkett.

Tarkett Australia ReStart® Program

At Tarkett, we are taking important steps towards a circular economy. As a global flooring manufacturer and supplier, we take our leadership role in Sustainability very seriously. Tarkett Australia is proud to offer local customers a truly circular solution to their flooring waste. Through local investment in processing machinery alongside key partnerships with logistics and suppliers, Tarkett Australia can collect and divert flooring offcuts and select post-use waste from landfill.

Monash Emergency Department, Melbourne

The refurbishment of Monash Emergency Department in Melbourne utilised five different Tarkett products, including specialised non-slip and static dissipative Vinyl. With a construction process that had to work around the demands of a working hospital providing uninterrupted patient care, as well as contend with Covid restrictions, ease of installation for both walls and floors was paramount. ‘Tarkett Vinyl is perfect for a hospital installation as it is easy to cove up walls to allow better cleaning and maintenance for hygiene standards,’ says Josh Dovile, Project Manager at Trump Floorcoverings.

Staughton College, Melbourne

Basketball and Netball court flooring needs to be exceptionally tough and hard-wearing, with excellent anti-slip properties and shock absorbency to prevent injury and strain. Interior fit-out specialists Show Works installed Multiflex M in a College Sports hall four years ago, and ‘it is performing exceptionally well, so the Department of Education came back to us to refurbish the courts at Staughton College in Melton,’ says Show Works Managing Director Tim Blaikie. 

Residential Townhouses, VIC

These luxury terrace houses required products that look and feel residential, while also ensuring residents enjoy a very comfortable living environment. For the architects, it was all about a quality, durable surface that would contribute to acoustic comfort. iD Inspiration Ultimate features Tarkett’s Soundblock Technology, which is designed to dampen sound reverberation inside, as well as sound transfer for both inter-floor and between attached dwellings – something a polyurethane timber floor can’t offer. 

Bray Park State School

A public school has become the first in Queensland to receive Tarkett Australia’s recently released DESSO Human Fascination collection of carpet tiles, a range inspired by natural terrain, creating a 3D-like effect through its surface. Bray Park State High School in the Moreton Bay Region has installed around 600 square metres of Desso Granite, one of DESSO’s Human Fascination range of carpet tiles for its new dual-winged Innovation Centre building.

West Lakes Shore School

The latest project in Australia to receive the showmanship of Floorcraft is West Lakes Shore School in the western seaside suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, whom installed a sensory walk - in the way of an artistic mural hallway. Architect Hodgkison's senior interior designer, Tina Murray, said the school briefed her for the sensory walkway, seeking a space to stimulate the young students when learning, walking or playing on it.

Killarney Vale Preschool

A preschool on New South Wales’ Central Coast has recently had several forms of Tarkett flooring installed to meet its goal of improving the health and wellbeing of its children and staff. Killarney Vale Preschool director, Karen Currie, said that when she first came to the preschool five years ago, she was surprised at the amount of carpet used throughout the centre, which she suspected was exacerbating young children’s asthma and allergies.


When tasked with refurbishing two buildings and constructing another, mecwacare was seeking hard-wearing carpet flooring that provided an aesthetic signature relevant to each individual location. Tandus Centiva is a brand of Tarkett Australia and, as Tarkett specifications manager Louisa Keleher explained, our Flexible Standards range opens up a world of new possibilities for customers, given its myriad of patterns to choose from and an unheralded amount of matching colour combinations.

Aware Super

Tarkett’s latest addition to its premium iQ line range of homogeneous flooring has been used for the first time ever in Australia in the refurbishment of the Aware Super (formerly First State Super) head office building in Sydney’s CBD. Tarkett iQ Surface brings a new architectural dynamic to vinyl flooring with its terrazzo tile-like patterns and colours, opening up worlds of new possibilities for architects and designers seeking distinctive, high-end finishes with practical functionality at a vastly lower price-point than natural stone.

Wanneroo Sports Centre

Wanneroo Secondary College, located in Perth Western Australia’s northern suburbs, has harnessed the multifaceted benefits of Tarkett vinyl flooring for its new sports centre. Tarkett Omnisports Active 7.1 is a premium multi-purpose sports vinyl with exceptional shock-absorbency and cushioning, yet remains resistant to indentation – making it also suitable for non-sporting uses such as school assemblies, exams and performances. 

Telethon Kids Institute

Some lateral thinking by Tarkett Australia has entirely eliminated wastage of its DESSO carpet tiles during the fit-out of a Western Australian children’s medical research facility - saving 30 percent on material costs and 50 percent on labour whilst delivering a unique, contemporary design for the facility.

Melbourne Uni Vet Hospital

A university in Melbourne's tertiary veterinary hospital and teaching buildings have been recently redeveloped to include 4000square metres of Tarkett's PVC-free iQ One vinyl flooring that contributed to the buildings being 6 Star Green Star-certified by the Green Building Council of Australia. The $63 million campus redevelopment includes a modern simulation centre to reflect how medicine is taught, learned and practiced - facilitating the development of skills essential for modern veterinary practice.

Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital

Over 35,000 square metres of Tarkett homogeneous vinyl flooring has greatly contributed to the rigid hygiene standards and bold, colourful interior of the new Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital. Recently built in Melbourne, the floor and walls of JKWCH has been effectively designed and employed to reduce stress and anxiety amongst all occupants, and result in an easy to clean and maintain surface.

Brighton Secondary School

A unique air-cleaning carpet tile has become a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of students and staff at Brighton Secondary School – particularly those suffering from asthma and allergies. Located in a coastal suburb of Adelaide, Brighton Secondary School made a new addition to its buildings in 2016 and sought to specify a flooring product that improved indoor air-quality.

South Melbourne Park Public School

A vibrant colour scheme employing Desso carpet tiles and Tarkett vinyl has helped bring a sense of playfulness to the Award-winning Victorian school. The school has repurposed two heritage buildings – the Albert Park Signal Depot and Drill Hall – and also built a new state-of-the-art learning block.

Prahran High School

A clever colour scheme employing Tarkett vinyl and Desso carpet tiles has helped bring a sense of vibrancy and the essence of the natural world into an Award-winning high-rise city school. Prahran High School is a vertical building, which at five storeys high, is amongst the first and tallest vertical high schools in Victoria.

Blacktown Westpoint Amenities

Tarkett’s hard-wearing iQ Granit flooring has played a prominent role in the colourful, nature-inspired design for the award winning bespoke amenities at Blacktown Westpoint shopping centre. Voted ‘Best Bathroom 2019’ by Total Facilities.

University of Technology Sydney

A striking treehouse design created for the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at University of Technology Sydney. UTS’s first 5 Star Green Star rating building which features Tarkett’s innovative Cradle-to-Cradle silver level certified DESSO AirMaster.

Amaroo Aged Care Village

Seeking a calming yet practical flooring solution for an award-nominated aged care facility, Tarkett worked closely with the architects and interior designers of Amaroo Village to develop a contemporary 74-bed specialist aged care facility in the city of Perth.

Royal Adelaide Hospital

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital – Australia’s first large-scale hospital to achieve a 4 Star Green Star rating and also the country’s largest Green Star project - has used a host of Tarkett vinyl sheet flooring and Desso carpet tile products to cover the building’s expansive footprint.

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