Putting your coat on before work, wandering in to collect the post, lingering at the end of a dinner party whilst your guests get ready to go…Your hallway sees a surprising amount of activity, but this high-traffic area can be turned into an attractive and relaxing haven by decorating with style, purpose and some tasteful hallway tiles.
Where To Begin?
Where should you begin your search?
Try thinking about the overall tone that you strive to convey. For example, white hallway tiles create a sense of freshness and spaciousness, whilst a pale natural stone or a sleek marble effect suggests a homely simplicity or a formal elegance.
Wood-look porcelain is also a very popular choice, as it’s ideal for creating a rustic or authentic aesthetic. You could choose a neat, polished look that recalls the entrance halls of ancient manor houses, excellent for period properties looking for that extra authenticity. Similarly, stone aesthetics are very suitable for hallway floors, suggesting something attractive but practical and paired-back, reminiscent of ancient flagstone floors in cottages and old kitchens. You can also opt for decorative tiles, which offer a wealth of choices, from muted aged patterns to a bold black and white design.
The Practical Side Of Hallway Tiles
The world is your oyster when it comes to choosing your hallway tiles, especially since you don’t have to work around fixtures or essential furniture, as you might do when decorating a kitchen or bathroom. However, there are certain practical considerations to take into account.
Your entryway is likely to see a high footfall, something your flooring needs to be able to withstand. You can use our porcelain or stone tiles for your hallway, as both products are exceptionally durable and hardwearing, able to withstand pets, mud and heavy boots. With its non-porous, easy-to-clean characteristics, porcelain makes an ideal entrance for wet shoes and muddy pawprints.
We love the practical advantages of porcelain, which is why we offer it in a variety of wood and stone styles, although limestone and marble also make fantastic hallway tiles. If you choose a natural stone, we can advise you on all the right sealers, grouts and cleaners to protect your chosen hue and finish to give you a long-lasting as well as beautiful hallway interior.
Fashion trends are a wonderful place to find inspiration, whether you’re striving for the most fashionable interior or just browsing for ideas.
Porcelain and stone materials have begun to find their way into the contemporary hallway, tapping into a sustainability aesthetic that rebels against short-lived fast fashions and instead utilises long-lived and timeless materials. One of the great advantages of using stone is its diversity; we have a wide range of marbles and limestones to choose from, meaning you can follow this trend without feeling at all restricted.
Simplicity and warm minimalism are also an emerging trend, creating a homely, uncluttered environment, whilst the concept of the same tiled floor flowing smoothly from one room to another continues to be in style, prompting home renovators to match their hallway tiles to the rest of their downstairs flooring.
Of course, there are no design ‘rules’, only guidelines, so you are free to ignore the current trends and follow your own decorating dream! At Terzetto Stone & Porcelain we have an extensive range of hallway tiles for you to browse and a page full of past projects to inspire you.