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Lapidus Installation Concepts Look Book Explores Design Possibilities

Posted on Jan 26, 2017, by Mollie Williams

One collection. Exponential possibilities.

The patterns unearthed in nature are endless, and so should the potential for the interior floor plane. Our award-winning Lapidus modular carpet collection makes a seemingly complex floor design simple to bring to life with a curated kit of design elements.

Inspired by the intricate patterns and textures discovered in unearthed natural stone surfaces, Lapidus creates the uncommon from the common on a luxurious, performance-based construction. 

The robust collection includes an innovative kit of parts: 20 families of light, medium, and dark colors, along with transition tiles that connect layers of pattern for uninterrupted movement on the floor. Each piece is available in 1 m squares and 25 cm x 1 m plank carpet tiles for added design flexibility. 

Our new Lapidus Installation Concepts look book explores how you can use the collection’s design elements in conjunction for overarching undulation or individually for subtly. The result: contemporary flooring with extraordinary depth and flexibility. 

Inside the look book, you’ll find 18 distinct floor plans illustrating how one collection, used in various approaches, can alter the following spaces in inspiring ways: 

  • Contemporary open-concept offices
  • Quiet corridor nooks
  • Sophisticated executive boardrooms
  • Guest welcome receptions 
  • Overall floor plans with open work areas, conference rooms, and private offices

Within each space, you’ll find various layouts achievable through Lapidus that alter the overall aesthetic, from working within one color grouping to create a scaled gradation to exploring the harmony of colors throughout the entire offering of 20 color families. For each layout, we’ll show you how to achieve the look with the patterns, colorways, tile size, and the grayscaled installation method, noting the placement of individual pieces.

Browse some of our favorite looks below.


Simply choosing a different tile size dramatically alters the resulting design. Installing Lapidus planks in a herringbone allows the tile seams to virtually disappear, while the nuanced patterning morphs into a smaller scale with a somewhat stamped distressing.  


The same scene now seen with Lapidus 1 meter squares uses standard collection components to artistically transition between colors for a more striking statement. These completely versatile components can be used in conjunction with one another and also stand alone as field flooring.

This setting pairs Litho Transition and Reverse Litho Transition in the Bluestone color family, installed monolithically, to effortlessly move between swaths of color. Heritage Wood LVT encapsulates the vignette in a single miter layout to balance soft and hard surfaces.


Utilize the various light, medium and dark shades within single color families to delineate spaces. Use an entire color family to define larger chunks of space in an open area, such as a reception, sitting area, and cafe.


Or, only use transition tiles to quickly alternate between hues for a more active visual.


Lapidus celebrates the power of the industry’s highest resolution print technology to photo- realistically emulate the intricate details that make natural surfaces distinctly intriguing. The technology’s expert blending of extensive colors creates nuanced, organic patterns with a painterly aesthetic, especially evident in transition tiles that move across colors.

Depending on color and tile placement, floor aesthetics move from organic and painterly to bold and structured. A modest yarn luster coupled with tip shearing add visual interest while layered tonal colors morph and stratify to emulate surfaces as they are found in nature.

Click here to access the entire look book to inspire a fresh perspective of the floor.


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Mollie Williams

Written by Mollie Williams