Hallway flooring is one of those things that is often overlooked. After all, you don’t spend a lot of time in the hallway! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get the best possible flooring for it and something that takes into account the heavy use that these spots receive.
Here is some expert advice on choosing flooring for your hallway.
Hard or soft flooring?
The first thing to consider is if you want a hard or a soft flooring for your hallway. There’s no right or wrong answer, it is a preference thing.
With hard flooring, you get the instant, easy to clean benefits that can be ideal for hallways when it is wet or muddy. A simple mop will grab the mess and have the floor instantly clean. But there are two slight downsides with these flooring options – one is that the floor can be a little slippery when wet and that there’s more noise from walking on them.
The other option is soft flooring, and this has that insulation to it that can make a space warmer so is ideal for those chilly hallways where the heating never seems enough. Soft flooring also helps to mask the sound of movement. However, they can require a little more upkeep and cleaning if there is mud or spills.
Flooring Solutions for Hallways
Now we have looked at the general categories of flooring, let’s look at a few examples of the types of flooring and what they bring to the hallway.
Vinyl flooring – Vinyl flooring has come a long way from some of the unreliable and crack-prone products of years ago. The modern product is high quality with a stunning range of patterns and colours and is very hard-wearing.
As a hard floor option, it has that ease of cleaning but also because it is naturally a little padded, also helps with some of the benefits of softer flooring options.
Laminate flooring – Laminate flooring remains one of the most popular styles of flooring for any part of the house and works well in the hallway. It is easy to clean so can handle the heavy traffic and lasts for a long time. It can be a little slippery if it gets wet, but doormats are a great way to handle this problem.
Heavy-duty carpets – The right type of carpet is also an ideal hallway flooring option. It combines the softness of carpet with tougher materials designed to handle high traffic areas and make it easier to clean. They will often include things like waterproof coatings to help make it easy to vacuum dirt and wipe up the water.
Getting the right flooring
There’s no right or wrong option when it comes to flooring for your hallway, just a combination of benefits and styles that ticks the box for you. Always aim for flooring that is practical and easy to clean as these spaces often get dirty and wet. But otherwise, you can pick a style and look that you enjoy and fits the space.
The experts at Adamms carpets have been giving advice on the right flooring for you hallway for decades so pop in and get the best prices on your hallway flooring at Adamms carpet warehouse in North Shields!