The best flooring for your Hallway
It’s the very first part of your home that people see, and one of the busiest areas too, but what’s the best flooring for your hallway?
We take a look at the options for hallway flooring which not only look good for an impactful entrance but are hardwearing, practical, and can work across a range of budgets.
What’s your property style
As with designing any room, it can be difficult to think which floor to choose for your hallway from the outset. So, to help you get started, think of your property, its age, its style.
For example, if you have a period home or a cottage, you might want to look at a floor in a traditional style. This can come in form of rich woods, oaks, even patterned floors reminiscent of older, Victorian properties.
If you have an apartment or you are renovating to transform your home to a modern style, then lighter woods, grey tones or brighter patterns will work.
Think of the size of your hallway too – the smaller it is, the lighter you might want to take the floor to help open the space.
Showing: Amtico Décor Classic Bianco installed by Flooring 4 You Ltd in Hale. A timeless, elegant floor which showcases intricate geometric detail with shades of marble. A modern take on a Victorian-inspired hallway floor.
Here at Flooring 4 You, we pretty much only ever install the most practical flooring solutions in hallways for our customers. These include both luxury vinyl (LVT) and laminate floors. That’s because when it comes to keeping floors clean, minimising damage, and getting the look you want from a floor, they tick all the boxes. Usually whether a customer chooses an LVT over a laminate, it comes down to price and convenience.
A Quick-Step laminate floor is quicker to install than a luxury vinyl, for example. And depending on the size of the hallway, a laminate might also suit those with a tighter budget.
Showing: Quick-Step Largo Cambridge Oak Natural laminate floor looks as good as wood, and with its long, wide planks is ideal for laying in hallways.
Parquet hallway floors
Patterned hallway floors have grown in popularity in recent years, and this continues with the more traditional parquet styles too. And with more and more LVT flooring companies offering a parquet wood effect solution, customers can tick several boxes. They get a fabulous looking floor or their hallway, which triumphs when it comes to practicality and enduring busy family life. Here are some examples of the more popular hallway floor ‘looks’ we have delivered. These are designed using Amtico’s Spacia collection of LVT, which is worth considering for the parquet look as it is better on the budget than some of the other parquet LVT options.
Showing: Amtico Spacia Parquet Nordic Oak installed to a herringbone pattern in a hallway at a home in Hale. This is a great option for a more modern space, the greys complementing neutral tones, and making an impact to visitors.
Showing: Amtico Spacia Parquet in our bestselling colour, Honey Oak installed to a hallway in Macclesfield. This floor fabulously replicates the wood effect, and oozes classic style. We typically install this parquet with a two-plank border framing the herringbone pattern within.
Premium LVT Hallway floors
For bigger budgets, there are LVT flooring options which bring even more flexibility to your hallway style. Take Amtico for example, whose range of Signature LVT flooring allows you to play with everything from different laying patterns to mixing different colours of parquet block into one floor.
And Karndean’s Art Select collection lets you take the same colour floor across multiple rooms, in different plank sizes. So, you could have a parquet hallway floor, blending into a kitchen or lounge with a plank effect LVT. Here are a couple of examples to showcase how creative you can be in designing your hallway floor.
Showing: A hallway floor featuring Karndean Art Select Blond Oak parquet at a home in Sale. You’ll notice the framing of the parquet middle has been accentuated with the addition of 5mm design stripping.
Showing: The Amtico Signature Priory Oak LVT floor installed at a Timperley home, in a basketweave laying pattern – an elegant floor which brings a real heritage look to the hallway.
What’s popular right now?
We’re seeing lots of interest in hallways with immediate impact, creating that little bit of grandeur. Many people are looking to recreate the Victorian-style tiled hallway floors of years gone by with luxury vinyl tile flooring. This works wonderfully in older, period homes as we said before, but who’s to say it won’t look just as fabulous in a new home, or newly renovated hallway? Especially if you pair the floor with a fabulous, coloured door, or stunning stair runner.
What’s great with going for a patterned LVT floor in your home compared to a stone tile is that it is far more family friendly, warmer underfoot, and easier to maintain. Take a look at these wonderful, patterned hallway floors installed by the Flooring 4 You team across the region.
Showing: Amtico Décor Classic Mono with its stunning monochrome and geometric patterns. A hallway floor which people will be guaranteed to say ‘wow’ to. And it works perfectly with the bespoke runner we helped the customer design for their stairs and landing.
Showing: The Mayfair patterned LVT floor in the Karndean Heritage collection which we installed to the hallway at a home in Hale. It’s a real throwback to the floors of yesteryear with all the practicalities of a modern floor.
If your hallway is ready for a new floor, contact us to book a free flooring estimate and discuss the best options for you. We can also advise on your stairs and landing too, to create the perfect entrance to your home. Follow us on Instagram to see more of our work and get inspiration for your next flooring project.