Competent specialists can also implement such a non-standard zoning option: a diagonal border between different types of flooring
Perhaps, of all the rooms in the apartment, it is the hallway that has a particularly hard time. Judge for yourself: this is the only place in the dwelling that every day from its own experience encounters high heels that destroy the floor, dirt, sand, moisture, dust and constant friction that occurs between the floor and the soles of shoes. For this reason, the flooring in the corridor simply has to be durable and of high quality. In addition to the requirements for excellent performance, it should also be beautiful, because the first thing your guests see is the entrance hall. So why are tiles on the floor in the hallway the best choice??
Floor tiles are the most durable and practical flooring solution for the corridor
This is one of the most attractive and varied coatings: the choice of patterns is simply limitless.
The tile is more resistant to so-called aggressive environments
Finishing with colored tiles of a small fragment of the corridor – “walkway”
Parquet, laminate, linoleum can be used as flooring in the hall, vestibule or corridor, but tiles are still the most durable and effective option..
In country style and transitional styles, floor tiles “like stone” in light shades will be appropriate
Patterned flooring visually increases the cost of the interior
Tiles on the floor in the hallway: pros and cons
The positive aspects of this type of flooring make it the undoubted leader in the race for the palm among competitors. Here are the main benefits:
- Long operational life. Usually, the tile serves the owners of the home faithfully for more than a dozen years..
The tile does not lose its aesthetic appearance for a long time
- Strength and wear resistance. High-quality ceramic tiles in the design of the corridor calmly tolerate the effects of moisture, heavy loads from heels, cleaning and washing abrasives.
This original flooring looks new for years
- Hygiene. This type of coating does not cause allergies, it is easy to clean and wash.
Despite the fact that the tiles are cold, they are the most advantageous option for the hallway.
- The variety of styling options and color solutions gives the designer room for imagination.
So that the long corridor does not seem monotonous, you can pick up tiles with different patterns
- Tiles can add status to your home. If you want to once again emphasize the aristocracy of the room, you can use a luxurious version of porcelain stoneware or put an exquisite Metlach tile.
Straight contrasting lines in a spacious entrance hall of a duplex apartment
Despite all the advantages, it has such a coverage and disadvantages that should be considered when choosing it:
- If the entrance hall in your apartment is impressive in size, when using ceramics, there is a chance to turn it into an overly formal room, more like a lobby of a government institution. In this case, it is recommended to use the tiles in combination with other materials or turn to warm colors..
A large hall will not lose home comfort if you choose warm tones of tile colors
- It is necessary to take into account the slip coefficient, since if you put glossy tiles with glaze in the corridor, there is a high probability that entering the apartment in wet shoes, you risk slipping. If you have small children, elderly family members or pets, only matte topcoats can be used.
Vinyl floor tiles are considered a fairly practical option.
- However, if the tile has too deep grooves and roughness, it can get dirty more quickly, as dirt and dust will get into and accumulate in them. To prevent this from happening, it is better to lay dark-colored tiles directly in front of the door, while the main area of the hallway can be done in light shades..
Light glossy floor in a glamorous black and white hallway
As you can see, the use of tiles in the corridor has a number of undeniable advantages, and with a competent approach, it is quite possible to cope with difficulties..
Fashionable hexagonal shape
Geometric flooring in the style of the artist Maurits Escher – at the forefront of fashion!
If your corridor boasts an impressive area, you can, as we noted above, use not only tiles, but also other components in its design. For example, put ceramics on the area of the floor that is exposed to the most aggressive action – that is, in front of the front door. In this case, you do not even have to put a foot mat here – the tiled zone will serve as a signal that you should not go further in shoes..
The combination of the two types of coating clearly zones the interior of the hallway. To do this, you can use a tile that realistically imitates a tree.
If the hallway is part of a studio apartment, the use of tiles and other material in it will allow for unobtrusive zoning of the room. Cover the living room-kitchen area with laminate or linoleum, and lay out the corridor area with tiles of a contrasting color or pattern.
Natural stone tiles in combination with a floorboard look pretty cozy. And besides, these two materials do not require perfect seamless styling, this is their charm.
Modern technologies make it possible to lay tiles not in a strict geometric order, but in any way – in waves, in the form of zigzags or irregular shapes. Therefore, you can give free rein to the imagination and deprive the interior of boredom and monotony. If you have used a stretch or suspended ceiling in the corridor, which has bends and several levels, you can repeat this pattern by laying out the tiles.
Porcelain stoneware tiles are resistant to moisture and abrasion
To make the line between the materials even more noticeable, it is recommended to turn the tiled section of the hallway into a kind of podium – this will help in zoning the room, and also give it originality.
… However, it is undesirable to get carried away too much – the height of the podium should not exceed a few centimeters in order to avoid injury..
Floor covering “like a stone” to match the color scheme of the interior of the hallway
If your hallway is long and narrow, it will be risky to decorate it with dark solid-colored tiles – in this case, the corridor will be cold and uncomfortable. It is better to give preference to light colors (but not white), in harmony with the wall decoration. By the way, in this case, you can slightly expand the boundaries of the narrow hallway, using narrow horizontal tiles of contrasting shades laid through one horizontal.
Checkerboard flooring in a long hallway
When decorating a large hall, you can use tiles of different textures, colors and shapes to add additional accents to the interior. For example, a tile panel in the central part of the room will look good, as the edging of which will be a strip of small mosaic.
Large-scale drawings of small mosaic tiles in warm pastel colors
Exquisite hand-assembled mosaic pattern
As for the patterns, their choice should entirely depend on the patterns on the wallpaper, ceiling and furniture, and it can also be based on the general style of the room. If the hall is decorated in a strict classical style, tiles will look magnificent and rich in it, resembling marble in color and characteristic stains. In the corridor with oriental features, you can use the metlakh tiles, which have ornate ornaments. Well, if the rest of the rooms are decorated in the spirit of hi-tech or minimalism, you can turn to the bright tiles in contrasting colors, laid out in a checkerboard pattern..
Aged, strict compositions will be relevant for a classic interior. Seamless, perfect tiling is very important here.
Glossy black and white tiles with perfect seams – creates the impression of a self-leveling floor
Tile as a floor covering in the corridor is a great chance to give this room a stylish look that can be enjoyed for more than one year, because this material is strong and durable.
Floor covering triangles – for today’s youth
The bright palette of Metlakh tiles is an excellent solution for both classic and modern hallways.