Your hallway plays an incredibly important role in your home – it's where everyone enters from and thus provides the first impression for all visitors. Additionally, it sees a high level of foot traffic on a daily basis – and not always from the cleanest shoes! So what flooring is best for your hallway? Let's take a look:
Vinyl may have once fallen out of fashion, but its back now and making huge waves in the interior design world. It's so popular because it has managed to keep on the lower end of the price spectrum without compromising on style or quality. It is now offered in a huge array of different styles – which can also appear to the naked eye identical to materials three times their price. Not only that, it copes extremely well in areas of high footfall. Vinyl tiles are growing increasingly popular of late,but you can still get the sheet variety if you prefer.
Traditionally hardwood is seen as a popular choice for the hallway – and with good reason. It's strong, long lasting, and easy to clean. There is of course the risk of scratches, so it's advisable to have a runner or ask guests to remove their footwear before entering. Hardwood will last for decades, just ensure to maintain it regularly and opt for a strong finish to content with all those footsteps.
Tiles can create some beautiful patterns to welcome your guests into your home – and you can easily sweep up any debris from dirty shoes no problem. You can opt for stone, ceramic, porcelain – even tiles that look like wood! Strong and with an incredibly long lifespan, tiles might well be the way to go if you don't feel like redecorating again anytime soon.
Tip – Always Have an Entrance Mat
Having an entrance mat means you won't have to sweep anywhere near as much, and it will help to prolong the life of your hallway – whichever flooring you opt for.