Top 5 tips when renovating clubs and pubs


Got a renovation project coming up? Based on our decades of experience helping to renovate pubs and clubs,following are our top 5 tips:

1.    Base your budget on quality

Quality products will wear better and maintain their aesthetic for longer, ultimately saving you in the long-run. A good renovation should last a club at least 10-15 years. A higher expenditure initially, when amortised over a 15 year period will always be more affordable than using cheaper products that will need to be replaced in 5 years or less.

 2.    Flooring should be a priority

The largest space in any property is the floor so making it stand out counts. Nice décor and furniture will never cover up or make up for tired, worn-out flooring.

 3.    Utilise full-service design experts

Having to manage a range of suppliers can be tiresome and sometimes frustrating, so seek companies that can design and manage the entire renovation process. This will ensure a cohesive look and feel for the property and ensure responsibility sits with one contact you can work closely with.

 4.     Don’t be afraid to get creative  

Playing it safe doesn’t always win, especially when it comes to a dining experience. The atmosphere is highly regarded by customers in selecting where to frequent. The right balance of comfort, style, functionality, and design can go a long way in increased patronage and spend within a venue.

5.    Recommendations are gold

Many people will claim to be renovation and hospitality experts so don’t forget to utilise your networks and ask around about good designers and products. See a club you like, reach out to the manager about who designed the space.

Make an impression from the moment your patrons step in the door.

The hospitality clubs sector in Australia is extremely competitive. Walking around the Hospitality and Gaming Expo in Brisbane earlier this month, brought home to us just how competitive it really is. Clubs need an edge, a distinct point of difference, to stand a chance of carving for themselves a piece of the increasingly discerning patron pie.

This is where Artistic Flooring can help.

Artistic Flooring makes custom designed carpets. Think of it as a work of art gracing the biggest canvas in your club, your floors. We can take any design – a painting, a logo, a motif – and faithfully recreate it in luxurious wall-to-wall Axminster carpet.

We’re the Pro Hart of the carpet world. And we can guarantee that your carpet will be the only one of it’s kind anywhere in the world. 

Not just a pretty face

It’s not just about beauty – hospitality carpets also need to withstand daily punishment from foot traffic, spilt food and drinks and moving furniture. Year after year. This is why we offer a 20 year warranty on all our Axminster carpets when paired with our quality underlay.

We’ve been doing this kind of work for almost 40 years and we understand the highly specialised needs of the hospitality and gaming industry.

With Artistic Flooring you don’t just get beautiful carpets, you also get peace of mind.

We’re quick on our feet

Commissioning custom designed carpet doesn’t have to be a difficult or lengthy process,  not when you’re dealing with people who’ve been doing it as long as we have. We can turn around a custom design project in as little as 8 weeks – from design sign-off to delivery of the finished product.

And if you’re stuck at a creative road block, our experienced designers will work with you to create a unique design that makes a statement.


Don’t just take our word for it…

 “I was impressed by Artistic Flooring’s professional service and ability in dealing with our tight deadlines…We have received nothing but positive feedback on the design plus the feel of the carpet and since the upgrade we have seen a significant increase in patronage and sales.” Wayne Percey, General Manager of Gallopers Sports Club

“Our experience working with Artistic Flooring has been flawless. It was a long, involved process, however they were very patient and the outcome was outstanding. The end result was exactly what we had envisaged from the start of the design process.” Callum Kennedy, General Manager of Rydges South Bank, Brisbane

“Artistic Flooring were excellent to work with, and the finished result impressed us all. Most importantly, it impressed the client.” Ken Milne, Ken Milne Architects, Waterloo Station Hotel, Adelaide 

Our satisfied customers include:

  • Rydges South Bank (Brisbane) (winner of Best Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel/Resort QHA Awards 2016)
  • Brisbane Racing Club (refurbishments of Doomben and Eagle Farm hospitality facilities)
  • Allawah Hotel (Sydney)
  • Baywater Quality Motel/Hotel (Perth)
  • Indooroopilly Golf Club (Brisbane) – current project
  • Wynnum Tavern (Brisbane)
  • Galloper’s Sports Club (Brisbane)
  • Waterloo Station Hotel (Adelaide)
  • Warner Tavern (Brisbane)

Wynnum Tavern gets the Artistic Flooring touch

With its major refurbishment recently complete, patrons and visitors to Wynnum Tavern are now enjoying the kind of luxury underfoot that only a quality Axminster carpet guarantees, thanks to the work of Artistic Flooring.

The managers of Wynnum Tavern, centrally located in the rapidly growing seaside suburb of Wynnum in Brisbane’s east, are thrilled with the new interior design and with Artistic Flooring’s three new carpets which underpin the stylish new look.

The carpet in the Sports Bar is a one-off, specially designed to meet the unique design brief of the refurbishment project. It’s highly geometric ochre and charcoal design strikes a confident chord, without drowning out other design elements in the room.

The fun and whimsical carpet in the Gaming Room is called Taylor, one from Artistic Flooring’s exclusively designed Welcome Range. The carpet in the Bistro, Herringbone, is also from the Welcome Range, but this time the feel is ultra-modern – bold and there to make a statement.

The Wynnum Tavern joins a growing list of happy hotels, clubs and pubs that have turned to Artistic Flooring to deliver quality custom-made carpets in eye-catching one-off designs. Carpets that not only look good, but are also built to last.

“All our carpets come with a 20 year standard warranty when laid using our quality underlay”, is the promise made by Artistic Flooring’s Managing Director, David Williams.

 “Our carpets and underlay have impervious backing, which is essential for areas where you expect drinks and other liquids to be spilt. If your carpet does not have impervious backing, fluids will slowly seep through the carpet and become trapped on the floor directly underneath. All that trapped moisture will eventually rot your carpet, breed bacteria and damage the floor beneath. Not to mention the smell…”

“Carpets are a big investment for hotels and clubs – you need to be sure they last the distance.”