There is about 20 different tables that are similar but of different criteria.
Database schema seems not optimal
Much like when many people mentioned that here:
However, what is the problem?
Creating the layout? Placing correct fields on the layout?
You appear to be confusing layout design with the design of your data model--the tables and relationships that you set up using Manage Database.
You can't make new fields for your table by entering layout mode and just making copies of your field layout objects. Each row should instead be a different record in the same table. You'd then show a list of these multiple records using list view, table view, or by putting a portal to this table on a form view layout.
It turns out I was just being silly.
Essentially I was trying to use portal but I didn't select 'Create Records' within relationship!
Thanks for helping regardless!