Home Flooring Guides How to choose the right flooring for your hallway

How to choose the right flooring for your hallway

We know that first impressions count. That’s why having a chic hallway can really elevate your home, setting the interior’s tone from the moment you first step inside. In this guide, we’ll lay out the steps to choosing the right flooring for your hallway and how to get the look you want with our incredibly durable and budget friendly luxury vinyl tiles.

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13th Jun 23

light grey patterned lvt floor in hallway

Choosing your hallway flooring

A great way to create a warm welcome is with your flooring, and our collection of luxury vinyl floors has something to suit all styles; from a trending checkerboard floor to an ultra-realistic wood effect that is so elegant and great value for money.

Consider your needs - busy family home or bijou city apartment?

A great place to start when planning your new hallway flooring is considering the type of home you live in. Ideal for high footfall areas such as entranceways, LVT flooring is incredibly durable, warm underfoot and easy to clean and maintain, making it a great choice for the hub of family living. It’s always important to think about your lifestyle when making big changes to the home, and your hallway flooring is no exception.

If you have children or pets that will be coming and going, consider a forgiving pattern or encaustic design – such as Northmore or Walbrook – as they’ll hide any dirt that bit better. But don’t worry too much about those mucky paws and boots; our range of luxury vinyl flooring is really easy to keep clean and take care of; read more on how to clean your LVT floor in this handy guide.

If you’re after something especially elegant and sophisticated, a wood-effect luxury vinyl plank would work well in your hallway. Sustainable and compatible with underfloor heating, choose from a trending herringbone design or a scandi-inspired plank for that chic, minimal aesthetic.

herringbone lvt wood effect flooring in hallway

Make a small hallway appear bigger

If your hallway is on the smaller side, or perhaps it doesn’t benefit from much natural light, your flooring really can make a huge difference. Authentic looking wood-effects in a herringbone pattern can not only add a modern luxe feel to your hallway but also adds texture and makes a smaller space feel more roomy; consider a floor from the Hurst Herringbone collection such as Earl Grey or Dormouse. The multi-tonal design adds to the authentic rustic look; or opt for the traditional warmth of Old Bramble to create the ultimate welcoming, cosy feel.

If pattern is more your thing, a geometric design can really draw the eye to its lines and again give the appearance of a larger, grander space. Dovetail Lavastone and Dovetail French Clay are two designs we love for this exact reason. An elegant and encaustic-inspired pattern can also add interest to your smaller hallway, making it a true statement area. Northmore Sable Black and Walbrook Claystone both take inspiration from Victorian design with their intricate lines and aged patina.

dovetail lavastone lvt flooring in hallway

Introduce natural textures and elements

Bringing natural elements into your home can help you feel more connected to the outdoors; biophilic design is still a big trend and can be easily incorporated into your hallway aesthetic.

The Lattice collection, designed by Dee Hardwicke, with its organic pattern inspired by the delicacy of scattered petals, is available in a muted and natural palette. We especially love Lattice Pebble Grey for a hallway floor. Dee’s Pattern collection, also nods to the great outdoors with its floral motif and fresh colourways – Pattern Warm Terracotta is a stylish and cosy choice for your hallway flooring.

If it’s a natural texture you’re after, a stone-effect LVT floor could be the answer. Warmer and softer underfoot than real stone floor but with all the texture and tone you’d want, our authentic collection of stone and concrete effect flooring offers a modern yet natural choice for your hallway. The Nuance collection offers six soft colours that would all work well in an entrance hall; Off Grey or Duck Egg Blue would both add elegance to your space.

terracotta patterned lvt hallway floor

Choose sustainably

Sustainability is more and more important when it comes to interior design, and there’s no reason you can’t consider this when choosing your new hallway flooring. We’re so proud that our MSeries range of wood-effect LVT flooring is recognised for its low impact on the environment in all aspects; from manufacturing to product consumption.

What’s more, the beauty of going for a luxury vinyl floor for your hallway is that the flooring is highly durable and robust, easy to clean and maintain using no harmful chemicals, and even compatible with underfloor heating; meaning you can enjoy the floor for longer and not need to replace anytime soon, in turn being kind to the environment.

How to clean luxury vinyl flooring

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