If first impressions count hallways are important
But it’s that time of year again when muddy boots and paws or water damage from burst pipes and rain can cause havoc to any hallway - so why not think about tiling your hall with beautiful yet durable ceramic or porcelain hallway tiles.
Here are just some of the benefits of using hallway tiles:
Tiles are available in a wonderful selection of sizes, patterns, colours and finishes perfect for expressing your individual style and creating the hallway of your dreams. If you long for a modern sleek hallway look for large format tiles possibly with a smooth gloss finish. For lovers of Victorian designs choose from an excellent choice of reproduction Victorian patterns or if you’re looking for something a little bit more country try a modular or slate effect option.
And don’t forget the grout colour, this will have a big impact on your finished design.
Tiles are easy to clean and maintain making them a great hygienic option. Hallway tiles are particularly suitable for busy families, animal lovers and for people who suffer from asthma and allergies. The clean smooth surfaces are far less likely to collect dust or animal hair in the same way as carpets.
Tiles last longer than most other floor coverings and unlike carpets or natural wood they will not fade, heat or water will not damage the surface and they will not curl or shrink. Advances in printing techniques mean you can now have the best of both worlds with beautiful authentic looking slate or wood effect tiles made from durable quality porcelain or ceramic.
If you like to ring the changes choose neutral coloured hallway tiles and accessorise with rugs
If you are concerned about slipping on wet tiles you may want to consider anti slip hallway tiles. These are widely available and are an excellent choice for families, animals or people a little less sure on their feet.
As days get colder how about having lovely warm feet as most tiles can be fitted with under floor heating systems. This also removes the need for unsightly space consuming radiators and heaters
Tiles can easily be fitted throughout the home and are a fantastic way of creating a harmonious effect from hallway to kitchen and family living spaces. They can also be fitted onto existing surfaces due to the advances in flexible flooring adhesives and grouts on the market.
And as most of us have to watch the pennies the good news is, there are a wide variety of tiles available with options to suit every budget, and prices starting at about £8.00 per sq m.