When restaurateurs and bar owners, Peter De Marco and Phillip Tropeano decided their latest venture should honour the classic kitsch of the 70s, they turned to GH Commercial for some funky flooring.

Along with being a quintessentially Australian culinary peculiarity, Extra Chicken Salt is also the name of a groovy new two-storey dining establishment in the heart of Adelaide. Alongside slow-cooked rotisserie chickens, triple-cooked chips and a range of classic sides, recreating an authentic 70s food journey meant incorporating à la française, with chicken liver parfait, vol-au-vents and sticky date pudding generously daubed in Chantilly cream, butterscotch and candied walnut.

Designed by De Marco himself, in partnership with Black Rabbit Architects, and brought to life by hospitality fitout specialists, Remington Matters, the Extra Chicken Salt concept called for some retro interior inspiration to match the food.

Complementing the disco balls, rattan chairs, lime green counters and burnished timber finishes, a custom woven carpet from GH Commercial pulled it all together. The high performance wool Axminster, incorporated on the ground floor as a rug insert, and installed throughout the top level, featured ‘big cat’ stripes in era-appropriate burnt orange.

Developed to combine the best of fully customised one-off designs with the convenience of readymade collections, the Feltex Fast Track program was the ideal solution for this striking, point-of-difference flooring. The precise construction technique locks each yarn in place for stability, creating a compact and resilient luxury pile with commercial grade durability. Woven from premium New Zealand and British wool blend fibre, the thick pile and high density make for an exceptionally comfortable underfoot feel, perfect for customers and busy wait staff.

Our Fast Track Program has just received a revamp, with two distinctive palettes – a selection of classic neutrals, best suited to a more subdued design aesthetic, and a second, bolder collection delivering energy and flair to buzzing hospitality spaces. Each contains 12 carefully curated colours, designed to reflect current trends and future forecasts.

Ordering quantities from 20 lineal metres with a speedy turnaround time of just 8* weeks from date of order, Fast Track is simple to customise. Our woven carpets are available in four different weights, each tailored to specific foot traffic requirements, with a choice of pattern from the huge range of existing designs or a totally bespoke motif, unique to your project.

Once again, GH Commercial was delighted to assist with such a creative interior vision, bringing custom design to life in a vibrant hospitality space.

* From order date. Please allow longer for large projects.

** Minimum order quantities: 20LM/ 73m² for existing designs or 60LM/ 220m² for new custom designs

Photography: Sam Roberts Photography