posted: October 2018
A floor can often nudge human behaviours in a public or work space without even using a dividing wall or partition.
Floors are often specified for their acoustic dampening performance or slip resistance , but increasingly we notice spatial designers and Architects want to use the floor as a surface to introduce pattern, features of interest and colour, without the need for a wall. These draw the eye, focus movement and offer an interior's design a further level of interest.
Want to know more?
Explore how Amtico Signature and laying patterns are designed to work in tandem with each other, either in Designers' Choice pre-defined combinations, or in standard tiles and planks where you choose whichever Signature product you wish, in simple or geometric designs.
Ask for a demonstration of how these patterns work too, from your local Amtico consultant.
A field of flooring can be as ubiquitous as a ceiling of panel lighting – uniformly laid tiles fill floors the world over, however, adding a feature into the floor is brilliant for decorative design; spaces where people crave a change of mood or privacy across an open-plan workspace for instance.
Go bold or comfortable, or both.
Changes in floors are mood enhancers – impact creators. Bold pattern can relay an intentional feeling. Or, when spaces are more homely and hospitality focused, a simple swap from plain fields of floor to a patterned area, can be elegant and distinctive.
Sometimes it's possible to indicate a change of use in a space by a change in flooring without threshold strips, furniture or interior partitioning. Using level materials like a Loose Lay LVT and Carpet Tile which are designed to install without thresholds can be a good solution. Alternatively, when one material is proud of the other, straightforward sub-floor chamfering can level out the division line.
Integrating two tones in one product design using a laying pattern works for a modern spatial change technique.
Need a new brochure?
Start experimenting with pattern: download or order our brochures for Signature and Laying Patterns.
Glamorous but still commercially workable: two carpets meet one LVT laying pattern in an irregular fashion.
Of course we're biased but when a whole room is dedicated to an individual activity, consider handing it over to pattern. We fully advocate the use of a laying pattern to bring drama and gravitas to a private office or boutique space.