Revamped Canberra Casino chooses 1956 by Tai Ping

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9 August 2016
Canberra Casino Relaunches in spectacular style with 1956 by Tai Ping.

Cox Architecture specified a selection of carpets from 1956 by Tai Ping including a revolutionary first, Mega Plank Axminster carpet with EcoSoft backing (available in lengths up to 20 m long x 2 m wide). Custom Mega Plank was chosen as it offers all the benefits of woven construction, endless design possibilities and the added strength and convenience of an engineered modular system.

"Casino manager Rhiannon Bach, who was poached to oversee the refurbishment from a major casino in Macau, said the refurbishment would surprise many. Quite frankly, this casino is unrecognisable from what it used to be. The refurbishment comes amid a $330 million bid to build a new casino with two hotels, restaurants and resort-style entertainment”. Excerpt from The Canberra Times.

Installed over timber access flooring, modular Mega Plank offers unrivalled access to underfloor services, allowing sections to be lifted multiple times with minimal disruption and no damage. The EcoSoft backing offers enhanced thermal and acoustic propensity. The Canberra casino repurposed the equivalent of 95,000 recycled 600ml PET bottles (50 bottles per square metre) by installing EcoSoft.

The revolutionary product also proved to be a huge success with installers. Darrell Ubels from Canberra Floorcraft summarised, Mega Plank looked and performed brilliantly and was much easier and faster to install over standard BLM Axminster carpet.

A series of stunning rugs from the 1956 Design Collective (Archipelago by Gaelle Villadery) were also supplied for lobby and corridors. Rhiannon Bach commented,

“The various carpets were carefully selected with Cox Architecture. The feature rug in the foyer was the last element to be installed and was like watching the final piece of the puzzle slot into place. The beautiful design, colours and distinctive quality of the rug encapsulates exactly what we were trying to achieve, a sense of luxury”.

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