The entrance hall is the most active area of any apartment, so the choice of flooring is best suited very carefully. The floor in the hallway is exposed to many negative factors: moisture, pollution, mechanical damage, chemicals.
How to choose the floor for the hallway?
The modern market offers a wide variety of flooring options. The material must meet the basic requirements:
- High wear resistance.
- Moisture resistance.
- Impact resistance.
- Resistance to pollution.
- Environmental friendliness.
In the last decade, there was a mass of flooring solutions. It is better to choose a material that is durable and wear-resistant, but at the same time it is beautiful and fits well with the interior.
Types of linoleum
Linoleum is known as the most popular floor covering for the corridor and the hallway. Finishing with natural linoleum (marmoleum) will provide practicality and high floor strength, but the cost will be high. Options for the color category of the coating a little, so it's best to use PVC linoleum, which can be found in all hardware stores. For public places with high traffic, semi-commercial and commercial linoleum is used; such coverage will last 10-25 years, respectively.
Tiled ceramic and porcelain tiles are often used to finish the floor in the hallway. Porcelain tile is resistant to low temperatures, moisture and chemical agents. Porcelain tile is the same ceramic tile, but processed according to advanced technology. The covering will perfectly fit into any interior, it is possible to pick up necessary color and design without effort.
Multi-layer coating, which is based on a dense fiberboard plate. The coating is wear-resistant, the degree of resistance varies in 6 classes. Home is better to choose laminate 21-23 class. In the hallway the laminate of wood color and texture looks favorably and nobly, which perfectly complements any interior. The most popular solutions are cherry, dark oak or pine.
The only drawback of the laminate - a way of laying it. The coating has unprotected joints, which moisture can penetrate, so you have to use special water-repellent grout. In addition, the laminate is not subject to restoration and eventually requires a change to a new one.
Very popular material in Europe. The tile is created on the basis of quartz sand, it will come strength and resistance to abrasion. The color of the tile can be absolutely anything, depending on the designer’s idea, imitation wood or dark stone is popular. The advantages of such a coating mass:
- Does not wear out over time.
- Easy to care.
- Easy to install.
- Not afraid of high and low temperatures, direct sunlight.
- The material is eco-friendly and has antibacterial properties.
Feature of the coating is the need to prepare the floor. Sometimes the material can increase the height of the floor by 8-12 mm, because of which you will need to install the door higher.
Cork floor makes the room warm and cozy. The material is warmer and more environmentally friendly than other popular coatings. Cork flooring is made of a certain wood and has a porous structure. Cork perfectly absorbs odors, the finish does not allow noise and retains heat. The floor is resistant to deformations and dents. Less dust and dirt settle on the cork floor. The color of the cork can be chosen both lighter and darker, depending on the furniture. To transform the look of a small hallway is better with the help of a cork of beige shades.
Floor design ideas in a small hallway
You can diversify the design of the room by combining various coating options: tiles and dark parquet, linoleum and laminate. The combined floor allows you to dilute the interior with a variety of shapes and colors. What kind of floor design to choose a specific interior is better advised by a specialist. Coating options and color can be selected on specialized sites.
What is the floor in the hallway? All is limited to the flight of fancy and the search for a good idea.