Update your entrance hall with porcelain tiles, advise Tilemates Group
Porcelain tiles are a practical and stylish choice for many rooms in the home, but had you considered them for you entrance hall?
The style of your hallway sets the tone for the rest of your home, yet this space can often be overlooked. Here we look at updating and refreshing your entrance hall with porcelain tiles which reflect your style and create a hallway you can be proud of.
Porcelain tiles: the practical choice for your hallway
A hallway is a functional area of the home - as a thoroughfare it is a site of heavy traffic - and a place where residents and visitors are likely to tread with wet or dirty feet. Where carpet can become dirty and flattened very quickly, porcelain tiles are durable and hardwearing; as well as being easy to clean and low maintenance porcelain tiles are also water and stain-resistant which makes them a sensible choice for an entrance hall.
Porcelain tiles for a stylish entrance hall
As well as demanding a practical covering, the flooring in your entrance hall should also be visually appealing as it makes the first impression to those entering your home.
Porcelain tiles can be used continuously throughout the home. Tiles which start in your hallway will then sweep through the rest of your home, flowing seamlessly into living areas. Alternatively, use your hallway as an opportunity to choose something a little less ordinary and make a statement with your choice of boldly coloured or patterned porcelain tiles.
For period homes, Victorian-inspired encaustic or geometric patterns work well, and black and white schemes will never go out of style. Hallways in more modern dwellings will benefit from sleek porcelain tiles with minimal grout lines for a chic and contemporary feel. A timeless choice, suitable for any era of home, is wood-effect porcelain tiles.
Accessorising the porcelain tiles in your hallway
Once you've selected the right porcelain tiles for your hallway, it's time to style them with a few key pieces:
- Good lighting is essential, especially if the hallway is dark and/or narrow
- A narrow console table provides an attractive yet practical feature - a means of providing a little storage area for hallway items
- Bench seating is helpful for a place to remove your shoes
- A decorative rug adds interest to plainer porcelain tiles
- A wall-mounted coat rack is a practical addition
- A mirror will add extra light and a sense of space
Porcelain tiles for any project
At Tilemates Group we offer a broad selection of porcelain tiles from renowned brands Original Style and Porcelanosa which range from classical to modern in style.
In addition to ceramic and porcelain tiles, we also supply quality vinyl floor products by respected brands, Amtico and Karndean.
To find out more about our range of ceramic and porcelain tiles and vinyl flooring, please speak to a member of the Tilemates team at one of our five showrooms in Brighton, Crayford, Petts Wood, Tunbridge Wells or Welling.