When you cover a surface, the tile will be applied in a straight lay pattern by default.
TilePlanner contains a vast library of laying patterns, including single or multi SKU patterns, shared with our professional design software DomuS3D. You can easily choose from any of these patterns for your project. Let's see how.
Suppose you have tiled the floor with a 60x60 cm. tile, as shown in the following image:
If you want to change the pattern, click the Patterns button in the Components window to switch from tiles to patterns:
This button is available in the upper part of the Components window, when the Tiles section is enabled. Now the Components window lists all the available patterns you can apply:
Let's pick the 1/2 horizontal solid, and drag and drop it over the existing floor. The Application will keep the same tile already applied, but replace the installation pattern with the new one.
Let's now try using a multi-SKU pattern. Let's eliminate the existing tile by clicking on the floor and selecting Remove selected from the popup menu.
The floor should now be empty.
We can use a filter to show only patterns with three SKUs, as shown in the following image:
Only patterns with three tiles should now be shown. Let's browse the list until we find Staggered 3:
Drag and drop it on the floor, and you should see this:
Each color refers to a specific tile of the pattern. You can now assign a real tile to each color. Go back to the Tiles section of the Components Window by clicking the Tiles button at the top:
We will use Wood tiles, three products with the same texture but different sizes.
Once we've selected the material, we'll drag and drop it over the first color of the pattern.
Now, we'll do the same with the remaining colors in the pattern. All laying patterns are dynamic; they will automatically adapt to the size of the selected tile. Here's the result you should have:
In this case, we have used tiles with the same color but different sizes. You can even use the same tile with all three colors of the pattern. The result will be a solid pattern with random alignment.