Hallways in the home are normally the first room guests see when visiting and for that reason are seen to experience the most foot traffic. That being said, hallways can easily be forgotten about when it comes to decorating efforts.
At Frank’s, we understand the importance of an aesthetically pleasing hallway and choosing the best flooring for this space is key to impressing visitors.
Aside from obvious things like style and personal taste, there are other things to consider when choosing the best hallway floor. Here’s what you need to know!
How durable should hallway floors be?
The first thing to consider is how much foot traffic your hallway experiences. If your hallway is the main entrance in and out of your home, then footfall will likely be high.
Hallway flooring needs to showcase strength and durability, with the ability to withstand countless footsteps through the day, every day. Different types of footwear should also be considered, such as heavy work boots and high heels.
Dirt, mud, sand, stones and grass are highly likely to enter your hallway at some point, no matter how much you try to avoid it. Therefore, it’s essential to have a floor surface that is hard wearing, scratch resistant and can withstand wear and tear.
Consider the ages of the people living in your home too, in case you need to get slip-proof flooring such as carpet. If you choose carpet, consider buying door mats or runners to avoid dirt getting in and ruining it.
What is the best hallway flooring?
When it comes to choosing the best hallway floors, we have a few recommendations we can suggest at Frank’s.
Laminate is a really popular choice for hallways because it is budget friendly, durable and available in a huge range of colours, textures, style and patterns to meet your needs.
Designed to mimic natural materials such as oak wood and stone tiles, laminate looks the part but is a fraction of the cost of the real stuff.
It is also highly robust, with some of the best laminate flooring offering up to a 20-year guarantee. Laminate is available in different thicknesses, so be sure to choose a thicker and more durable option to protect your hallway from wear and tear.
If you are unsure which laminate is best for your room, pop down to your local store and one of our flooring experts will be happy to help you.
Luxury vinyl tiles
LVT is perfect for high traffic areas, especially hallways because it is one of the most resilient flooring materials on the market for interiors.
Luxury vinyl tiles boast many advantages for the home including hard wearing capabilities, durability, scratch resistance and water resistance. It goes without saying that LVR is an ideal choice for even the busiest of hallways.
Similar to laminate, LVT is designed to replicate other materials but is still reasonably priced compared to natural alternatives. It is also easy to install, clean and maintain and comes without the drawbacks real materials have.
A timeless favourite for homeowners, due to its natural beauty and versatility with many decorating styles, wood flooring is a great choice. The best thing about it, is that it can be sanded down to restore its original appearance if damaged.
If you don’t mind the maintenance, wood flooring is a beautiful option. The only drawback is that wood flooring is unable to withstand water and moisture, which means that any wet footprints could cause damage to the flooring if not wiped immediately.
Discover a wide range of high quality hallway flooring options at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.