How-To Guide

How To Choose A Floor Design

In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through a step-by-step process of choosing a floor design with Flexspec tiles, allowing you to create a visually stunning and functional space that meets your unique needs and preferences.

Step 1: Define Your Style and Purpose:

Before diving into the design process, it is important to identify your style preferences and the purpose of the space. Consider the following questions:

What is the intended use of the space? Is it a garage, showroom, gym, or commercial area? The purpose will influence the design choices and the type of Flexspec tiles you select.

What is your preferred aesthetic? Do you lean towards a modern, industrial, classic, or vibrant style? Understanding your preferred style will help guide your tile and colour choices.

Are there any specific design elements or branding requirements that need to be incorporated? Consider any logos, patterns, or colour schemes that should be featured in the floor design.

Step 2: Explore Flexspec Tile Options:

Flexspec offers various tile styles and collections, each with its unique characteristics. Familiarise yourself with the available options and consider how they align with your style and purpose. Some popular Flexspec tile collections include:

GridFlex Pro: Durable and versatile interlocking tiles with an open profile design for airflow and easy maintenance.

DiamondFlex Pro: High-quality tiles with a diamond-plate pattern, providing a sleek and industrial look.

VinylFlex Pro: Interlocking PVC tiles that offer resistance to water, stains, scratches, and chemicals. Additionally, PVC tiles are eco-friendly and provide comfort and sound insulation. offering a sophisticated and realistic finish.

Step 3: Select Tile Colours:

Once you have chosen a tile collection, it’s time to select the colours that will bring your design to life. Consider the following factors when choosing colours:

Existing Elements: Take into account the colours of the walls, furniture, and other fixed elements in the space. Choose tile colours that complement or create a harmonious contrast with these elements.

Lighting: Assess the lighting conditions in the space. Natural and artificial lighting can impact how colours are perceived. Consider whether you want to enhance brightness or create a cozy ambiance.

Branding or Theme: If the space is for commercial use or has a specific theme, incorporate colours that align with the brand or theme. This can include using company logos or colours to create a cohesive design.

Mood and Atmosphere: Colours have the power to influence mood and atmosphere. Cool colours like blue and green create a calming effect, while warm colours like red and orange can evoke energy and vibrancy.

Step 4: Plan a Layout or Pattern:

Flexspec tiles offer endless possibilities for creative layouts and patterns. Consider the following options when planning your floor design:

Traditional: Lay the tiles in a traditional straight pattern for a clean and classic look. This is suitable for most spaces and ensures simplicity and functionality.

Checkerboard: Alternate two different tile colors to create a classic and timeless checkerboard pattern. This design is popular in garages, showrooms, and game rooms.

Custom Patterns: Get creative and design your own unique pattern. Flexspec tiles allow for flexibility and can be arranged to create geometric shapes, borders, or logos.

Zoning: Differentiate areas within the space by using different tile colours or patterns. This can be particularly useful in commercial settings or multi-purpose spaces.

Step 5: Seek Inspiration and Samples:

Gather inspiration from various sources, such as design magazines, websites, or Flexspec’s own gallery. Don’t forget to check out reviews as some customers have happily shared images of their new space. Look for examples of spaces that resonate with your style and purpose. Consider ordering samples of the Flexspec tiles and laying them out in the intended space to visualise how they will look and feel.

Step 6: Consult with Experts:

If you are unsure about design choices or need professional advice, don’t hesitate to contact us for flooring design assistance. Our team can offer guidance, share insights, and assist in creating the perfect floor design.

Step 7: Finalise Your Design:

Based on your style preferences, purpose, tile selection, and layout considerations, finalise your floor design. Ensure that it reflects your vision and meets your functional requirements.


Designing a floor with Flexspec tiles offers a world of possibilities for creating a stunning and functional space. By defining your style, considering the purpose of the area, exploring tile options, selecting colours, planning layouts or patterns, seeking inspiration, and consulting with our experts, you can design a floor that is both visually appealing and tailored to your specific needs. Let your creativity shine and transform your space, making a statement with a floor design that reflects your unique personality and enhances the overall aesthetics of the environment.

For any questions feel free to get in touch with our friendly support staff.