Here you will find a selection of stand-alone walls &
floors, some based on a theme, others as you find
them. All were made in some way from using a
combination of permission-free images, images with
permission or licence, scans from catalogues or
postcards & photographs I took myself.

It is fair to say that my family have now come to accept my madness in buying a digital camera specifically to take pictures of walls, floors & textures wherever I go, so for what it's worth, this collection is dedicated to my long-suffering family & friends!

All items are priced in-game at §1 so you can find them easily to reprice according to your own system.

  • All sets as shown are complete in one zip file. Make sure that you move any files ending in:
    .wll to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Gamedata\Walls
    .flr to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Gamedata\Floors

zipThe Colourwash Collection 

Six light colourwashes with decorative plaster cornice and matching skirting board for a light, airy feel to your walls.

These are not my usual style of wall treatments (as you will find out over the course of my completing this page), but I made them on request for someone who was going to open a sim site (and never did) a long while ago. I thought they would be appropriate for my first set of walls on my own sim site - which I never thought would ever happen.


Country Ivy  zip

A fully tileable mix'n'match collection of five stencilled Ivy & Geranium wall treatments for that country look.
The zip also includes the floor tile shown.

The lovely wood texture was taken from an online flooring store catalogue and is one I use a lot on walls & floors.

Sadly, the foundation walls for what was once the largest glass construction in the world are all that now remain of this wonder of the Victorian age.

zip The Crystal Palace  

The Crystal Palace was built to house the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in Hyde Park, London, in 1851.

After the Exhibition, it was moved, expanded and rebuilt on Sydenham Hill overlooking London, where it enjoyed a second life from 1854 until its destruction in a horrific fire in 1936. On viewing the ruins, Winston Churchill said "It is the end of an era".

Photographed (top right) and siminised by me, each wall tile is fully tileable by itself or mix 'n' matched with the other lower or upper ones. There are seven tiles in all. I suggest laying the lower floor first to make matching the upper tiles easier.

Snow Village  

A fully tileable mix'n'match collection of seven 1950s style mural walls for your retro home.


Book of the Dead  zip

These four wall treatments (with an extra plain wall to wrap around) are from a fragment of one of the scrolls currently displayed in the British Museum, London, and show the earthly deeds of Pharoah being weighed in the balance.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead (known to the ancient Egyptians as The Book of Coming Forth by Day) is a collection of ancient religious texts, hymns & formulas concerned with ensuring the safe passage of the soul through Anenti (Hell) & to pass the tests set by the 42 judges in the hall of Osiris, god of the underworld.

Part of the book is believed to have originated in the predynastic period of Egyptian history. In the 5th and 6th dynasties it was inscribed on the sarcophagi in the pyramids of the kings & became known as the Pyramid Texts. By the 18th Dynasty it was inscribed on papyri, which were frequently from 15 to 30 m (50 to 100 ft) long & illustrated in colour. These papyri were placed in or near the coffins & were sometimes called Coffin Texts.

Modern Ceramic  zip

After a period of being unfashionable, ceramics are finding their place in the home again. In these showpiece walls, new technologies and hi-tech bonding agents are combined in using durable cut-away pieces for some of the tiles and raised pieces for others.

These four wall treatments and two floor treatments are completely mix'n'match or self-tileable. The two floors together give a nice 3d effect, and are especially striking in a modern bathroom setting.

zipHand Made Bricks  

I have picked out some detail at the top two courses of the wall to give some depth to the building. The colour difference of the different walls is not really seen in this poor quality screenshot.

Maybe it is time to reveal just HOW obsessed I am with bricks. When we were having some building work done on our house, we went to visit some specialist brick merchants, and I took away catalogues and samples. The work is long since done and weathering nicely, but I still have the catalogues....and the samples. One day I am sure I will find something to do with the sample bricks, but one of the catalogues came in very useful in making these four walls & three floors based on one of the scanned images.

More Old Bricks  zip

Ten more brick walls (6 single & 4 mix'n'match tileable) because I simply could not resist the Call of the Brick.


The first two brick walls in the picture on the bottom right have a lot of sentimental value for me. The first is in my current home & is part of a chimney breast we had exposed and sealed in one of our upper rooms.

The second is part of a 20ft + high wall which stood until fairly recently behind my old childhood home.

There's a narrow passage to get up the hill and - it makes my hair stand on end thinking of this now - the local children (including me!) used to dare each other to jump the gap between the walls. Because the one side of the passage wall was somewhat crumbly, we would sometimes stand on the top of the lamppost which was just a little lower than the crumbly wall top & launch ourselves into mid-air to land on the other side with nothing but a drop onto concrete slabs waiting for us below. How we all remained intact beats me.

The walls today and the gardens they supported have been substantially levelled down because of subsidence (you can see from the recent photo on the left that they are now just less than half the height of *that* lamppost) and these days, making the leap is not such a draw to the local children (or so I am told).

zipOwen Jones Collection

16 walls in three sets based on colours & images from Owen Jones' seminal work "The Grammar of Ornament".

These are all fully tileable with themselves or each other for a complete mix'n'match effect.

Welsh architect and interior designer Owen Jones (1808-74) was responsible for the painting and interior decoration of the Crystal Palace in 1851. He also published a number of books containing elaborately detailed prints, one of which was The Grammar of Ornament (1856), now widely regarded as one of the defining works in decorative arts.

Inspired by his grand tour of Turkey, Egypt, Sicily and Spain in 1831, Jones' aim for "The Grammar of Ornament" was to provide scientific accuracy in reproducing exact & detailed records of colours and patterns. However, no printer in London at the time could meet Jones’ requirements, and eventually he set up his own press to produce the 110 magnificent chromolithographs in the collection.

Featuring highly detailed examples of architectural ornament and decorative detail of many countries and peoples, ancient and modern, from aboriginal groups through to civilisations of Egypt, Babylon, Persia & Rome, Turkey and China, Jones’ illustrations offer the supreme expression of Victorian taste in historical decoration, and The Grammar of Ornament continues to serve as a definitive source of reference and inspiration for designers even today.

.An interesting footnote is that one of the many contributors to the Grammar of Ornament was Henry Cole, the founder of the Victoria & Albert Museum. A civil servant whose career was distinguished by its enormous energy and range of interests, Cole organized the Public Record Office, introduced penny postage in Britain, and – under the title of “Summerly’s Art Manufactures” – persuaded artists into designing for industry to improve public taste. In 1845 he invented the Christmas card, with a design commissioned from J.C. Horsley.