Patterned Vinyl Flooring – 30+ New Styles To Shake The Floor Under Your Feet
Modern Pattern Vinyl Flooring That’ll Rock Your Socks Off!
Patterned vinyl flooring is one of the most effective ways to add on-trend shades and style to a neutral bathroom or kitchen.
Ok, we all need a spot of the bright, bold and beautiful in our lives. Our homes can become filled with pastels and pales but for that one accent piece to add depth and texture to the space……Go wild!
A colourful floor covering is just the ticket when being the wallflower is not an option and in this post, we look at some of our boldest and brightest.
Our vinyl flooring is designed to spruce up an otherwise neutral room. It’s simple to fit (just like a standard plain or patterned lino) and guaranteed to put the you firmly into your room!
All our vinyl flooring is produced and shipped in rolls. We can manufacture up to 2.9m wide by 20m in length and tweak both the pattern’s size and the colours to fit your vision.
We aim to match traditional patterns with contemporary colour and print everything on our durable vinyl flooring.
There’s more information on each product page about the hows and whys plus read through the FAQs to find out answers to all of your questions.
If there is anything we haven’t covered, get in touch and we’ll make sure you have all the info regarding our patterned vinyl flooring before you order.
This post is all about the vivid and the audacious. If you’re looking for a more classic monochrome feel in the home. we’ve got another post on the blog covering our new range of black and white flooring.
For ideas on how to use colourful vinyl flooring patterns to make the most of a small kitchen, bathroom or utility, scroll down for our 5 tips.
Links to buy all flooring designs below each image – when you’re ready, shop your room’s new look.
Geometrics here we come…
All of our patterned vinyl flooring designs are available at up to 2.9m wide. Click the link to find out why we only use wide width vinyl flooring.
For the geometri-philes out there who hold a candle for a bit of the angular, geometric or retro style flooring patterns could be the perfect way to satisfy those angular cravings.
For too long floor covering options have been about the beige and the plain. Rise up and claim back the ground! Bring on the angles! Be brave with your colour!
Your home is unique, don’t forget to show it.
We’re big fans of dramatic shapes and vibrant floor colours here at For the Floor & More – always adding, tweaking and searching for geometric designs and patterns to add to our home décor ranges.
These super dramatic motifs look great on glass as a large printed wall tile or a coloured kitchen splashback, equally stunning as a large scale made to measure wallpaper mural, but we couldn’t hold back there – we had to share some angular sugar with the floor!
Honeycomb geometric patterns
Just a quirky angled polka dot? Perhaps, but we think the honeycomb deserves its place on the podium of geometry Olympics just for versatility alone. It can create an aura of a time gone by – Moroccan patterned vinyl floor tiles – or with colour and depth look futuristic whilst still feeling organic.
Use a range of colours within the design and it looks busy and attractive, keep to one shade and it appears minimalist.
Design-led and quirky vinyl flooring but not just for the queen bee!
Herringbone parquet style geometric patterns
Herringbone geometric designs create a sense of serenity and calmness. Interlocking pieces like Tetris floor tiles reaching out across the floor or wall. A criss-cross puzzle explaining itself through colour and shape.
With modern digital printing, we can play with its pattern origin and transform it into a more modern style whilst still retaining its splendour and definition. Retro vinyl flooring patterns complete with a contemporary upbeat twist.
Our herringbone vinyl flooring has all the look of separate parquet floor tiles.
But when it’s supplied on a roll with panels made to measure, your fitter will love you and you’ll love the finished job!
Polka Dot flooring
Totally dotty when it comes to dots? We couldn’t blame you for one moment!
There’s something just plain fun when it comes to polka dots and no matter where you might find them, they are guaranteed to pop a happy smile right across your face.
With our polka dot vinyl flooring, we can change the size of the dots to whatever fits your theme. Small room and ickle dots or large space and monster circles, no problem. We send out visual proofs before producing so if anything needs changing, we can tweak and amend until you are 100% happy that we’ve got it right.
We can also add in any colour that takes your fancy. Whether its the background shade or the dot tones, we’ll work with you to turn your dotty dream into a full-scale patterned vinyl flooring reality!
And the great thing about the polka dot? They never, ever go out of fashion.
For more on the polka-dot, we’ve got another post here.
Art Deco flooring
All the glitz and the glamour…
What a feature floor Art Deco designs make! We can’t promise you The Grand’s ballroom but we can create a corner of your home that captures the roaring 20s and 30s.
Fish scale designs
Fish scales conjure up the opulence of the art deco era or Japanese illustration and elegantly create a sense of visual motion across the floor or wall.
Their availability as individual ceramic tiles has opened up some real design possibilities and with options of being printed behind glass for the kitchen and bathroom, they are a softer and delicate way of adding focus and impact.
Rippling softly across the floor, these designs look fantastic when Room Hero colour matched within your room space. A real luxury pattern vinyl flooring and all the hassle of installation is removed when your design is laid out on a roll.
Abstract geometric design
With the geometric flooring designs, we’re adding in bold lines to fuse drama with impact and focus. Colourful and punchy, somewhere between the Memphis cool and 80s retro vibe. We’re loving the trend these new designs set.
And with more additions to come throughout the seasons, there’s bound to be a funky vinyl flooring idea that your compliments your space.
Multicoloured vinyl flooring for the most stylish!
Houndstooth originated way back in the 1800s for keeping-warm farming jackets but sprinkle in a little colour, let it put on its Kate Spade’s and step forward to the 2010s!
Like many of the geometric motifs, even when given a totally different look, it’s still recognisable under all the make-up. It may have a sense of vintage floors deep within its patterned roots but the arrow tiles convey a sense every bit as modern as some of our other designs.
Sophisticated, elegant and, in subtle shades, even a hint of the Scandi. Whoever said colourful vinyl flooring needs to stay out of the spotlight?!
If you’re deep in the planning phase and found your way here whilst searching for some inspiration on cool pattern vinyl flooring and bright colours for your project, have you met our Room Hero?
It’s there to be your virtual guide through our growing ranges – try it out and see if it can help with fresh ideas for your space.
70s style Vinyl Flooring
The last time the floor beneath our feet was given this much lovin’ might have been back in the 70s with all the quirky, cool and funky patterned vinyl flooring designs that became de rigeur.
It’s easy to look back and give the styles new names, but did anyone know at the time about boho-chic, folk, gypsy, hippie, ethnic, retro, classic, disco, safari, and military looks. Phew!
And that’s even before we look at the 1970s fabrics such as crochet, suede, lace and macramé!
We can’t guarantee to completely capture the look of suede with our cool patterned vinyl flooring but we can add some quirkiness to the colour and tones to give that 70s retro lino look!
Where to use Bold Pattern Vinyl Flooring?
We are a little biased I know and would say everywhere, but a dash of contemporary coloured vinyl really brings out the best when used in the more neutral-toned rooms of your home.
Bathrooms, kitchen and utilities are all spaces where a spot of colour and pattern can make a big difference.
Mentioned in this blog post about the patterned flooring used in George Clarke’s Old House New Home, a classic monochrome bathroom was totally transformed with the installation of a bright geometric flooring. The more uncomplicated the room’s decor, the more impact a bright and bold flooring will create.
As George Clarke himself said, vinyl is back!
If a room has a predominant single colour theme – pastel green in your bathroom perhaps or yellow in the kitchen – your choice of design can either complement or contrast this shade.
Pick a tone that contrasts for maximum impact: go for pale yellow walls and couple with a vinyl pattern that includes a dash of purple or deep blue. It doesn’t have to be the whole pattern, just a coloured shape within the design will do the trick super effectively.
Otherwise to complement, go for a differing shade of the main theme. A deep blue pattern flooring design would look stunning against other lighter shades of blue for walls, curtains or cushions. Layer up and think of textures.
For advice on how to use colours effectively within home decor, check this helpful guide on interior colour schemes.
For more kitchen and bathroom flooring vinyl ideas and our tips on making a small room look bigger, scroll down the page.
All new and exclusive flooring ideas using bold geometric lines, angles and colours. I’m sure they’ve ignited a spark of inspiration for your next project.
Still not sure if the vinyl revival is for you, maybe we can tempt you with one of this season’s must-have trends – terracotta style vinyl flooring or pastel pop flooring ideas.
Every one of our vinyl flooring patterns is printed onto our direct print specially sourced vinyl floor covering. Durable, anti-slip, and supplied on a made to measure roll at panels up to 2.9m wide. Wide widths make it so much easier to fit.
It’s available by the square metre and individually produced for your room. It’s a little bit different than others’ patterned lino flooring – ask for a sample and we’ll post out a square.
Keep your eyes peeled on the site as we move into the new season. We’re adding fresh collections of patterned vinyl flooring and additions to existing ranges.
We’re going wild on cool and retro flooring designs with such vintage delights as Jolo seen below.
Jolo, how low can you go! Under your feet, as it happens… : )
5 Tips To Make A Small Room Bigger With Coloured & Patterned Vinyl Flooring
Simple styling tweaks can make for dramatic changes in your home.
If the size of your room is small, ask us to rotate the pattern 45 degrees before printing to make the design diagonal. This technique, sometimes called ‘on point’, makes the room look bigger by making the pattern appear larger. Nifty trick and its a simple change for us prior to producing your flooring.
Installing your flooring with the pattern (if applicable) parallel to the longest wall helps make the room look much more spacious. Pick a design that flows along from one end to the other and it’ll look like your room runs on forever.
Large-scale designs will make your space appear more expansive than a smaller design with many repeats. It’s how the eye takes it all in and bigger and bolder is a neat visual trick for making a small room look much grander in size.
Go for one of our retro vinyl patterned floorings and expect king-sized results!
To make a room feel airier and defined, couple a darker patterned vinyl flooring design with lighter walls. Cool colours recede so by picking a fresh tone for the walls and ceiling and a deeper shade for the flooring, the space will seem much larger than with all the same shades or the other way round. Warm and deeper colours can bring the walls closer in so stay away if using in a small room.
If you are looking to match the walls with your new flooring, pick an accent colour in one of them and pair with that. A touch of similar colours gives a uniformity that adds a dash of sophistication but too much blurs the overall feel.
We can often add your paint colours, Pantones or other shade inspiration into your new patterned vinyl flooring – for info on how to order, check this post.
How to Order Our Vinyl Flooring
If you haven’t already guessed, we’re a little different from the big box stores.
We offer a truly bespoke service where every order is individually manufactured and because of that, we can tweak and amend the pattern before we click print on the big machine.
Firstly, find the pattern that will fit right in and help complete your space.
Maybe the design is ready to roll and nothing needs changing and if that’s the case, enter your room dimensions into the two boxes on the product page and add to basket.
If you would prefer the pattern scale to be larger or smaller, do the same and pop your dimensions into the boxes but add a little note into the message box that will be on the following order page.
If it’s a unique colour choice that floats your boat, again just write the info into the order notes box.
We can change most of the shades within our patterned vinyl flooring ranges and we can work from Pantone references, links from a paint manufacturers’ website, or from somewhere else you’ve found online.
We will always email you a visual proof before we move to production so whether its a scale change, a colour tweak or even if it’s as-is from the web page, you’ll see the design before we send it along to the clever people who run the machines.
In fact, we’ll wait patiently or we can further tweak until you’re 100% happy. Only when you’ve approved the artwork will we press the green button.
Oh, and there is no extra charge for this service. Neat, eh?
Supply & Fitting Your Flooring
Finally, when it comes to supplying your patterned flooring, we can cover most room sizes in one panel.
Our machinery maxes out at just under 3m in width by whatever length you need. Most kitchens, bathrooms and utilities come within these dimensions and if yours is a touch larger, we can size the panels to make them simpler to match together.
It can make the job so much easier when its all in one strip and there aren’t any seams to patch together. The less chance of any movement between sections the better and woe betide the print doesn’t quite fit across the join… Not going to happen here with our tech.
As far as fitting your new flooring, it’s no different than standard lino. Be careful and treat it with some respect but a sharp new blade, a long ruler, floor adhesive or double-sided floor tape is pretty much all that’s required.
Make sure the area is clean and dry and check its all level before starting.
We do get asked ‘Do you need underlay for vinyl flooring?’ and to be honest it all depends.
Our flooring is 2.8mm thick so can be used without an underlay but if your subfloor is in any way uneven, then an underlay will not only smooth it out but also add some insulation to the space. This levelling out also works if you are looking to lay vinyl over tiles or floorboards.
Some of our customers have laid out fresh plywood over the floorboards prior to installing. Great if it’s a major bathroom project but it can be difficult with door to floor gaps etc if your patterned vinyl flooring is the only new addition.
With all things DIY, preparation beforehand usually leads to a much better final job and there’s nothing quite like standing back and admiring your new flooring thinking ‘I did that!‘
Alternatively, give Bill the fitter a call from the ad in the free paper. You can still stand back and say, ‘I picked that.’ It’s almost the same!
If you do need it, click on the link here for a complete vinyl flooring installation guide.
If you have any specific questions and need to get in touch, head over to the contact page and send us a message. We’ll get back to you the same day and answer any query honestly and objectively. Sometimes we all need a little advice before we take the plunge.
The options for pattern and design in vinyl flooring have been so beige, so taupe, for so long, it’s not that surprising you need a push to let the colour back onto our floors.
Is Patterned Vinyl The Same As Patterned Lino?
In a word, no.
I know the two names get bandied about (even by us sometimes) in the same sentence but they are really two completely different products.
Linoleum is manufactured from natural products. Linseed oil, cork and wood can all be found in lino.
Vinyl, however, is totally synthetic. The vinyl name comes from polyvinyl chloride (PVC for short) and is made from artificial elements such as chlorine and ethylene.
It does mean that vinyl is more cost-effective to produce and for us, it enables us to print directly onto it with our durable digital ink. It also means that we have been able to source it at 2.9m wide rolls to keep your seams and joins to an absolute minimum.
Like what you see in shape but not in colour? How about love the colour but want in a different patterned vinyl flooring design?
Talk to us, we can tweak most designs and will always send out proofs for you to check before we move over to production. Trust us, there have been some weird and wonderful designs manufactured to order. If you’re looking for something totally unique to you, we’re all ears and up for a challenge.
Looking To Match On The High Street?
There’s an abundance of pattern and colour on the High Street – you just need to know where to look!
So, when it comes down to a new patterned bathroom vinyl flooring or something decidedly different for the kitchen, get in touch when you feel the bug and we’ll help scratch that interiors itch.
If you’re still hankering for more patterned floor covering patterns to mull over, we’ve got this post on modern vinyl flooring ideas which may just get the old creative juices flowing.
Another new blog post on the bang-on-trend Italian style of Terrazzo is dived into here with a whole page of ideas for Terrazzo vinyl flooring.
And for one last blast of flooring inspo, try our brand new and exclusive Victorian vinyl flooring range.
Well, hope you liked them all. I’ll sprinkle in more patterned vinyl flooring designs to this post as we add more to the site. Check back and let me know what you think on social media.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you visit our new Loved By You page showing our wares in your beautiful homes! We’ll also keep posting decor ideas on our Pinterest page.
For the pattern lover looking for spots, we’ve got this post on polka dot flooring, and for the people who prefer stripes over posts, we’ve got this post on herringbone flooring and this on striped vinyl flooring.
Louisa, For the Floor & More.
PS: We’ve got free flooring samples of all our range – there’s a request box under every pattern. Remember we can always change colours and tweak designs to match your style! Ordered already? Our updated quick reference guide here will help keep your space in tip-top shape.
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