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The flooring for your hallway needs careful consideration because it gets so much activity on it. In this article we look at the best type of flooring for your hallway.

The Best Types Of Flooring For Your Hallway

The flooring for your hallway is so important because it takes on so much. All the dirt and debris brought in from outside, the weight and constant impact of foot traffic, the scratching around from pets, the temperature being near a door. And let’s not forget that the hall is the first impression guests get of your home, so the way your flooring looks is important.


When thinking about which flooring to choose when it comes to your hall, you will have lots to consider. Key priorities are:


  • How practical is the flooring? Is it easy to clean and get rid of dirt and debris?
  • Is it safe? Is it slippery when wet?
  • Is it durable?
  • Is it easily maintained and repaired?
  • Is the style going to be appealing for a good amount of time?


All of these things need to be considered when you look at the different types of flooring you can use. Ideally you can prioritise the practicalities first before looking into the aesthetics to make sure the floor is able to withstand high foot traffic and all the many spills, smears and debris being the first bit of floor coming in from outside brings.


Here are just a few different flooring materials to consider:



Slate is extremely popular as an entryway material because it is visually so bold and attractive. Another great benefit of slate is the fact it is extremely durable and can take on a lot of water.


Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are a lot more cost-effective compared to slate and richer, darker porcelain tiles can look beautiful as an entryway option. Porcelain is also very durable and non-porous, can be found in a wide range of colours, textures and styles, and maintenance is very easy.



Cork is having a real glory time at the moment because it is so eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and beautiful. It looks a lot like wood flooring, but is much richer in pattern. Some benefits include it being completely non-porous, easy to clean, being water resistant and fantastic at absorbing shock and sound.


Ceramic Tiles

This is a great choice for people who want to get creative with their hallway tiling design because it comes in such a wide array of colours and designs; and it is a very cost-effective option.



Wooden flooring might be an ideal choice for your home, especially if you love a natural look flooring. There are various options in terms of cost, ranging from rare wood types to cheaper, but more durable engineered wood.


When choosing your hallway floor try to get the practicalities right before focusing on aesthetics, as all flooring options provide a multitude of design styles and layouts for you to play with. With a little time and planning you will be able to create a durable, hardwearing, low maintenance, stunning entryway for your home.

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