Make an entrance - hallway flooring

Your hallway is the first part of your home people see and combined with the stairs and landing, it’s one of the home’s busiest thoroughfares.  Choosing flooring that not only looks good for an impactful entrance but is hardwearing to withstand high volume daily tread is important.

We share some ideas for choosing hallway flooring; looking at options that deliver on practicality, tick all the boxes for everyday living and can work for a range of budgets.

Consider your property
Where do you start with the overall look?  To help you, consider the age and style of your property.  If you have a period home, traditional works very well using wood or tile effects, while laminates or LVT planks in muted greys and whitewashed colours are great for contemporary properties.  If you only have a small hallway, think about the colour of the flooring too.  Lighter tones will always help open the space and even more so when combined with light décor

Lots of laminate choice
Across the budget spectrum, there is plenty of choice for a welcoming hallway floor.
At the lower end is Quick-Step laminate flooring, easy to install and great for both modern and traditional styling, but even better if you have a big family coming in and out, children playing in the hall or lots of dirty footprints to wipe up.  It’s very hard-wearing and practical, and with a choice of plank sizes, looks great in small or large entrances. 

Showing: Quick-Step LPU1664 in the Largo range – Cambridge Oak Dark. The long, large planks open up the hallway for a welcoming entrance.

Step back in time 
For immediate impact and a little bit of grandeur, why not recreate the Victorian-style tiled hallway floors of years gone by with Amtico luxury vinyl tile flooring?  This works wonderfully in period homes, especially those with large coloured or dark front doors.  What’s great about Amtico is you can style your floor the way you want with their design tiles, planks and strips, and being a vinyl, the flooring is tough, strong and a very practical for those with busy families, children and pets.

Showing: Amtico Signature traditional key square tiles we were installing to a home in Altrincham, creates a stunning entrance reminiscent of times gone by.

Engineered boards 
The epitome of luxury meets 100% natural – bring those timber floorboards back and revel in the beauty and practicalities of engineered hardwood floors from Ted Todd.  Towards the top end of the budget, a natural wood floor will last and last, developing its own unique finish as it ages over time.  Whether planks or patterns like herringbone and parquet, Ted Todd’s styles and finishes will suit modern or traditional hallway design schemes. 
With hallways prone to heavy footfall, it’s important to go for an engineered board that can withstand such demanding environments. The Foundation collection is ideal – made from slow grown European oak, the planks come finished with smooth durable lacquer or hardened oil, for easy maintenance and extra durability.

Showing: Ted Todd flooring we fitted to a hallway in Timperley, the Perceval plank from the Foundation range is 140mm wide and finished with hardened oil for durability and a natural look.

Parquet your hallway
Probably the most sought-after flooring over the last year, and it’s still as popular as ever, the classic parquet style brings a sophisticated finish to any hallway.  For those that want natural and the very best quality, Ted Todd’s engineered patterns allow creativity with parquet.  For those with a preference for practical, the LVT flooring manufacturers Karndean and Amtico also have a range of parquet flooring wood effect planks.  From light tones that complement modern spaces to darker shades for a more traditional finish, luxury vinyl parquet flooring is handcrafted to look and feel like real wood.

Showing: Karndean Art Select AP02 Auburn Oak parquet and plank combination we installed to a hallway in Knutsford – we did the carpet on the stairs too, from Crucial Trading!

Coming soon!
We’re excited to soon be bringing a new collection of modern, luxury vinyl flooring to our Knutsford showroom.  With flooring styles from some of Britain’s best loved designers to collections featuring pattern and colour, Harvey Maria flooring will bring rooms to life.  Your hallway too will be no exception, with plenty of choice to showcase your own personal style and create a lasting first impression when people walk through the front door.   

Showing: Dee Hardwicke's Lattice design in organic-inspired Pear Tree Green, giving the impression of a hand-painted ceramic floor, or Victorian hall tiles, but with the strength and durability of a luxury vinyl floor.

If your hallway floor needs replacing or you’re building a new home or extending a current property, call into one of our
showrooms to browse the best options for you.  If you would like more information on any of the products mentioned in this blog, just ask one of our members of staff.
If you would like a free on-site survey to measure your hallway and recommend the most suitable flooring, drop us a line with your details.