When it comes to designing interior spaces, every detail matters, right down to the flooring

In the realm of interior design, attention to detail is paramount. From the paint on the walls to the furnishings, every element plays a crucial role in shaping the ambiance of a space. However, one aspect that often goes overlooked but holds immense significance is the flooring. Carpet tiles, in particular, offer a versatile and customisable option for enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of any room.

  1. Uniform Appearance: Ashlar Pattern

For those seeking a more natural and consistent look, an Ashlar installation is a great option. This installation technique involves laying tiles in a staggered fashion, with joints offset by half the width of the tile, helping to minimise the visibility of seams and creating a continuous appearance.

  1. Timeless Appeal: Brick Layout

Another option for a natural look is the Brick layout. Reminiscent of traditional brickwork, this installation method entails staggering tiles with joints offset by the full width of the tile. The result? A timeless and enduring aesthetic, that exudes warmth and familiarity, while still offering a contemporary edge.

  1. Directional Flow: Directional Layout

To enhance the sense of space and flow within a room, consider employing a Directional layout. By laying all tiles in the same direction, typically parallel to the longest wall or the direction of incoming light, an impression of continuity is achieved. This elongates the area visually, making it appear larger and more cohesive. Ideal for narrow rooms or areas where maximising space is key.

  1. Visual Interest: Quarter Turn Layout

To inject some personality and visual intrigue into your space, consider opting for a Quarter Turn pattern. By rotating each tile by 90 degrees from the adjacent tile, a repetitive pattern emerges, similar to a checkerboard effect. This method works best with flatter products or those with minimal texture or pattern. The result? A dynamic and textured surface that breaks up monotony and can add interest to a simple carpet tile. Ideal for spaces where installation needs to be completed with time restraints or on a budget, where creativity and character are paramount.


For installation ease, the back of our carpet tiles are marked with arrows to assist with identifying the direction of each tile. Please refer to Technical Information Manual – Carpet Tiles and Planks or Maintenance Guide – Carpet Tiles, Planks, Shapes for futher information.

In summary, the layout of carpet tiles plays a crucial role in shaping the ambiance and functionality of a space. Another determining factor is also time and budget, which should be considered when selecting your installation method. Whether you prioritise uniformity, timeless appeal, directional flow or visual interest, there’s a layout technique to suit the design intent and functionality of your commercial project.