Create Different Flooring Moods Using Carpet Tiles

Choice is a great thing but often overwhelming! If you would like ideas on how to best utilise carpet tiles, here are a range of design options. Science has proven that choice is good, but having a lot of choice is hard work! If you are looking at the enormous range of somekeyword available and have been juggling ideas for flooring design, here are a range of ideas to get you started.

The patterns that follow can be customised to your choice of colour, and in many cases your choice of pattern also. Use tools like online flooring visualisers, available from major carpet tile manufacturers, to help realize your design. Eliminate the patterns you don’t like, weigh up the benefits of those you do and you’ll be well on your way to a stylish, sustainable, low-cost, and replaceable floor.

In ‘tracks’

Tracks laid alongside each other like grooves on a vinyl record are an easy way to incorporate subtle variation while maintaining a sleek look. This technique will vary depending on your choice of:

Solid colours or patterns
Carpet tiles of equal or varying sizes ( see left/right/below/above)
Tracks in either a long and narrow, or square space (see left/right/below/above)
Contrasting, identical or complementary colour palettes
To delineate paths

This tactic is useful within public and commercial spaces. Paths look especially effective with a hint of curvature, as in the image.

Spots of colour

The ‘spots of colour’ concept creates a clean, sparse and visually appealing effect. If you need to consider furniture, objects or signage, this is a great way to include a bit of variation without making the space look overdone.
You can mix up this somekeyword concept by alternating spot sizes and placement, using a varied colour palette and using patterned spots.


There are many ways to create a checkerboard look with the standard option of one colour succeeding the other being the most common. You can also utilise the inbuilt pattern in carpet tiles to create this effect, or use another option below to create a more complex statement.

Use a two-tone or gradational arrangement
Use particularly subtle colours, or two close variations on one colour
Use two contrasting patterns in the same colour palette
Complementary solid patterns in different areas

Solid patterns and solid colours in your flooring don’t have to be boring if you vary the mood from room to room. The image shows two related, but contrasting patterns and how they merge at the junction of the two spaces. If you have an office space to redecorate, you can use the same pattern for all of the office areas and a contrasting pattern for the meeting rooms. Alternatively, you can create a gradation of light to dark when moving from one end of the space to another.
Using and manipulating carpet tiles to suit a particular theme, mood or concept, presents a designer with an infinite amount of possibilities.