Looking for a quick way to impress your social media followers? Then look down, take a picture and post it.
That’s because you could be standing on one of the world’s most Instagrammable floors.
Pictures of eye-catching floor designs are being frequently shared across the platform, with a recent study revealing the most popular – and they include those in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Block Arcade shopping centre in Melbourne and the light clock on the Via Laietana passageway in Barcelona.
One of the beautiful mosaic floors inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, left. Pictured right is an eye-catching design that can be found in the Block Arcade shopping centre in Melbourne
This quirky snap showing a dog design was found on the floor of a shopping mall in Lisbon by Instagrammer Nicky Smol
A colourful mosaic of a floor that can be found at Melbourne Airport, left. Pictured right is a beautiful floral design found on the floor of the W Hotel in Amsterdam
According to the research, carried out by Carpetright, other hit floors include one in the W Hotel in Amsterdam with a beautiful floral design, one in a shopping mall in Lisbon with a dog design and a stunning mosaic of a star at Disneyland in California.
One Instagrammer who is always on the lookout for new floor designs to post to her account is Jeniffer Kim, whose page is called @floorsandflowers.
She admits that she plans vacations around ‘floor hunting’ and says some have become tourist attractions.
The slogan on the floor at the entrance to Cafe Optimistic in Manhattan proves popular with Instagrammers wanting to capture the perfect floor shot
A striking floor design, left, that was captured by Instagrammer @art_encounters at the entrance to her friend’s home in the Maida Vale area of London. Pictured right is a blue, black and white floor that was found by @lost.in.london in Paris
Jeniffer Kim, also known as @floorsandflowers on Instagram, captured this mind-boggling design in Los Angeles. She admits that she plans vacations around ‘floor hunting’
An intricately designed floor, left, that can be found near the Kalverstraat area in Amsterdam. Pictured right is a lion design on the floor of the Rijksmuseum, also in Amsterdam
A rainbow-like design, left, that was captured by Instagrammer @shelovesblooms in Singapore. Pictured right is a beautiful design using tiles at the high altar of St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne
Jeniffer said: ‘Back in 2015, I was in Miami and came across the Art Center/South Florida. It’s a huge creative space where local artists can showcase their art.
‘As I was wandering through the space, what struck me the most were the mosaic floors in the hallways. They were so colourful and fun – I just started snapping away with my feet in the frame.
‘From then on, I always found myself looking down, hoping to find new floor designs.
‘When I’m travelling to a new city, I will always search for coffee shops and follow food bloggers. Fun floor designs are usually nestled in cafés or trendy restaurants and the food bloggers are all over that.
Unlike the other images, this unusual floor design was created by nature. The image was snapped by Tracy Hung and shows fallen pollen on a puddle outside her office in Culver City, California
A regal floor design, left, which was captured by Instagrammer @beirutfloors in the Italian city of Milan. Pictured right is a fascinating floor that can be found in Sant’Ignazio Church in Rome
Instagrammer @emi.eat.world found this quirky floor in a bar called Crafty Corner in Lisbon. Writing on Instagram, she said: ‘I know it looks like it should be some historical site, but no! Just a really cool bar’
A unique light clock is located down the Via Laietana passageway in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, left. It was built in 1935 by watchmaker Juan Cabrerizo and is part of a set of two almost identical clocks, with the other located on Carrer de Rocafort. Pictured right is a star design on a floor that can be found in Disneyland, California
Lucy Schmidt, who runs the Instagram account @artbeneathourfeet, found this colourful design on Bergmannstraße in Berlin
‘Having good and reasonably priced food will not drive sales in cafes and restaurants anymore – and owners have caught on.
‘You need an “it” factor like a pink wall with cascading plants or a fun floor design or a witty neon sign. Interior design has been a huge factor for many of the trendy spots around LA.
‘The caveat to this is that many Instagram accounts are highly edited so the floors are actually not what they seem in photos. I’ve come across this a few times and feel a bit cheated but this is life in the digital age.
‘A trend I’ve noticed is tile shapes. Traditional tiles are usually square however people love hexagons. I’ve seen big and small hex tiles all around.’