Changing the Floor Materials in one Area of a Larger Room

Reference Number: KB-00030
Last Modified: September 14, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Essentials


I would like to change the flooring material for a large room so that it uses both carpet and tile.  How can I accomplish this task?


In reality, rooms are not always divided by a physical wall. The separation of two rooms may be marked by a change in the flooring  (wood to tile, for example), or by a change in the interior wall covering.  

In Home Designer, a Room Divider can be used to define rooms without creating an actual wall.

To create a room divider

  1. First, launch Home Designer and choose to Open  the plan in which you want to separate out a larger room to adjust its flooring materials.  


  2. Select Build> Wall> Room Divider and draw a room divider line where you want to have the flooring material change.  


  3. Once the room has been divided, use the Select Objects  tool to select one side, and click on the Open Object  edit button to display its Specification dialog.  


  4. Go to the Materials panel of the Room Specification dialog, choose a new Floor Finish.  


  5. Click OK to apply the change, and take a 3D Camera  view to see the results.  


    In the image above, we have used the Dollhouse  camera tool and rotated it to look down on the drawing to be able to easily see both flooring materials.