How to Choose Tiles for your Hallway?
Posted on 15th March 2017 at 08:28
Your hallway – after the front door and the outside of the house, it’s the first impression visitors have of your home. That alone would be daunting enough, but hallways are also one of the hardest working rooms in the house.
Victorian Floor Tiles
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Every family member and every visitor passes through your hallway at least twice. Kids and pets probably rush around even more. There’ll be coats and muddy shoes, wet paws and wetter umbrellas, notebooks, car keys, gloves and hats. And in many homes hallways tend to be a bit on the dark side, with none or only a small window.
I’m sure we all agree that hallways can be a challenge when it comes to creating a warm, welcoming space. Unless, of course, you consider tiles. Hardwearing, sturdy and easy to look after, tiles are an excellent, practical flooring option for a hallway.
Porcellain tiles would be our first choice for a hallway floor. They’re very easy to clean, are practical and sturdy.
Natural stone flooring will look equally good, but since it’s porous it needs to be sealed periodically to keep it looking and working in peak condition. Polished porcelain tiles are hardwearing and extremely practical, but some can turn slippery when wet, so are best avoided as a choice for hallway flooring. Ceramic tiles are also a good choice but not as hard as porcelain ones.
Whether you choose tiles in a neutral hue, select wood effect tiles or pick brightly patterned tiles depends very much on the style of your home and the vibe you’re trying to create.
Hallways tend to be smaller and oftentimes a bit dark, so a bright pattern – like one of our Victorian floor tiles – could really bring the space to life and make your beautiful flooring the focus of the room.
Neutrally coloured floor tiles
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By comparison, neutral coloured tiles or wood effect tiles will create a warm, calm space which you can then brighten up with rugs or wall colours. Alternatively, add a bit of interest to your neutral colour scheme by choosing textured tiles, or add some unconventional artwork to mark the hallway as truly yours.
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