A new virtual design application for the trade, called Virtual Floors Designer, has been introduced by Belgotex Floors.

A new virtual design application for the trade, called Virtual Floors Designer, has been introduced by Belgotex Floors.

The ‘app’ allows specifiers and designers to visualise different installations by “installing” various modular carpet ranges in four different commercial settings. Whether it’s an office, open-plan layout, reception or office/pause area combination, it’s now easier to be creative with the Belgotex Virtual Floor Designer.

The Virtual Floor Designer is situated under the “Commercial Ranges” tab on the Belgotex home page. To start designing, users must set the dimensions of the space in question and select a room – either office, open plan, reception or office/pause area combination. After selecting one of the modular carpet ranges, designers can then “install” their selection to get an idea of the effect in that particular setting.

There’s no restriction and nothing is cast in stone – the customising tools allow users to change their mind, undo or restart at the click of a button. Different flooring swatches can be input either by painting the whole area or filling in individual tiles with the Paint Bucket or Paint Tool respectively. It is advisable to try different lay directions and, using the Perspective Tool, to view the interior in 2D or 3D from various angles by swivelling up or down, left or right. The toggle tool allows users to even show or hide furniture. One can also play around with installation direction, e.g. monolithic, tessellated and random designs.

On completion, designs can be printed, emailed and saved with thumbnails of the swatches as PDF files. This allows everyone to be a decorator. Customers or designers can try out their ideas or at least brief the professionals with a visual of what they have in mind.

For more information, visit www.belgotexfloors.co.za