If you think there is only one way to lay modular flooring, then you would be wrong. Depending on the range, pattern or format (squares or planks) there are several options. Each of the installation options offers you the chance to create patterns and designs that can’t be achieved with broadloom carpet. So, depending on what format you choose it can have a dramatic effect on the overall look.
Ashlar: All the tiles point in the same direction, but each column is offset or “dropped” by the height of half a tile. This creates a vertical brick like pattern.
Brick: All the rows (arrows) should point in the same direction, with the square tiles offset by half a tile’s width, which creates this brick like design.
Quarter-turn: In this format the square tiles are laid in neat columns and rows, but each tile is turned 90 degrees compared to the tile next to it and is also known as chequerboard. This format is good for plain tiles, as it creates a subtle but visible pattern.
Monolithic: This is the simplest tile format. All the tiles (arrows) point in the same direction in neat rows and columns. This creates a broadloom effect.
Non-directional/Random:In this format tiles are laid without regard to orientation or direction. This format is a good option for those tiles that have more organic or abstract patterns.
Herringbone. This design is created by laying plank tiles at right angles to each in an L shaped pattern. This creates this very distinctive design and is ideal for those looking to create a wooden floor effect.
Tesellated. This simple format is created by alternating rows at right angles to each other to create two distinct lines of flow across the floor.
Variable Drop: All the planks are in neat columns which are offset at various heights to each other.
Half Drop: All the planks point in the same direction, but each column is offset or “dropped” by the height of half a plank.
Weave / Basketweave: Plank tiles are laid alternating neat columns and rows in interlocking groups of four creating its distinctive “weave” effect.