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Customize Floors in 3D Floor Planner

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of using the new flooring editor within the 3D floor planner in Design Files.

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Written by Shanna JM
Updated over a week ago

This feature allows you to add different types of textures and flooring types to your floors, making it possible to section off spaces with tiles, wood flooring, or other materials.

Step 1: Accessing the Flooring Editor

  1. Select the Floor:

    • Click directly on the floor you wish to customize. This action will pop up an icon that allows you to edit the floor.

  2. Open the Floor Editor:

    • Click on the edit icon from the tooltip that appears. This will bring you into the floor editor, showing the overall map of your floor.

You can then select a flooring option from the right-side panel

Step 2: Applying Wood Flooring

  1. Select Wood Flooring:

    • In the floor editor, navigate to the texture library and select the "Wood" category.

      You can choose from various options within the "Wood" category including Wood Planks, Wood Panel, and Wood Texture. Click on the desired wood texture to apply it to the entire floor.

  2. Adjust Wood Flooring Orientation:

    • Use the rotation tool to rotate the floorboards 90° if you want the boards to go in the opposite direction.

    • You can also adjust the horizontal scale to increase or decrease the size of the floorboards as needed.

Step 3: Adding Tile Sections

  1. Create a Rectangular Shape:

    • Use the rectangular tool to draw a shape on the floor plan where you want to add tile flooring.

    • Click on the floor and drag your mouse to create the shape, aligning it with the edges of the baseboard trim.

  2. Select Tile Flooring:

    • Navigate to the "Tile" category in the texture library and select the desired tile texture from the available options.

  3. Customize Tile Appearance:

    • Adjust the horizontal and vertical scale to change the size of the tiles.

    • Rotate the tiles to create different patterns or orientations

    • Use the horizontal and vertical offset tools to shift the tile placement within the design.

    • Extrude to create platforms

Step 4: Creating a Rug

  1. Draw a Rug Shape:

    • Use the rectangular tool to draw a shape on the floor plan where you want to place a rug.

    • Adjust the shape's size by pulling on the lines to fit your design.

  2. Select Rug Texture:

    • Apply a texture to the rectangular shape from the texture library, choosing a pattern or material that resembles a rug. In this example, we used a Tile texture.

  3. Extrude the Rug:

    • Use the extrusion tool to raise the rug slightly off the floor (e.g., 0.25 inches) to give it a realistic appearance.

    • Save the changes to see the rug in your 3D design.


This feature provides flexibility in designing different sections of your floor with various textures and materials, such as wood and tile. You can even create rugs for added detail. Experiment with different textures, scales, and orientations to achieve the perfect look for your virtual spaces. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via the live chat feature on Design Files.

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