The living room, bedroom, kitchen – it is normal that the design of these rooms is on your mind. You browse various collections and match them with your vision of an interior in your home. On the other hand, one tends to be rather dispassionate about the hallway. After all, you will not be spending too much time in the hallway, will you? It is a very difficult room to furnish; therefore, we are eager to help you renovate or furnish the hallway effortlessly. We will also tell you why porcelain in the hallway is the best solution.
Find out about the 5 biggest advantages of porcelain in the hallway
Read the text to learn:
- why porcelain in the hallway works out best,
- how to choose porcelain for the hallway floor,
- whether to select porcelain or terracotta for the hallway.
The hallway floor cannot be made of random materials. Mistakes made while finishing this space will soon come back to haunt you. Even after a brief period of use, you will struggle with scratches or premature floor tarnishing. However, porcelain in the hallway will protect you against such issues.
Porcelain. The hallway without it stands no chance! The material used to design this space must be durable, aesthetically appealing and suited to the rest of the flat (notably when the living area is open, which solution has been very popular for years now). Porcelain meets all the criteria mentioned above. This is why if you plan on renovation, you should choose porcelain tiles for the hallway.
Hallway porcelain – main advantages of the material
The biggest advantages of porcelain on the hallway floor are:
Resistance to dirt and abrasion
The longevity of any material in the hallway will be put to test on multiple occasions; therefore, it must be very resistant to abrasion, scratching or soiling. As you select the material, consider the PEI parameter, which is abrasion resistance. The higher it is, the more durable the porcelain will be.
A feature especially crucial at home with children or pets. The anti-slip rating is measured from R9 to R13 parameters (tiles characterised by lower parameters are referred to as slippery).
Low water absorption
This characteristic feature of porcelain is also associated with its frost resistance. Frostproof porcelain is characterised by low water absorption, which is why
water, mud or snow will do it no harm!
Ease of maintenance
Speaking of mud and snow, porcelain tiles in the hallway do not require any special maintenance! It suffices to use water with a gentle detergent and the floor will be shining with cleanliness.
Wide selection of formats, colours and textures
It goes without saying that colours and textures must suit the rest of your home. But what about format of the tiles? That of course counts too! It is optimal for porcelain in the hallway to be connected with as few joints as possible. You will create such an effect with large-format tiles, for instance from the collection by MONOLITH.
According to our philosophy, we always provide you with the best and most innovative solutions. We also care for quality; therefore, all the floor tiles from our range are made of porcelain. As a result, you do not have to think twice whether the collection that stole your heart is suitable for installation in your hallway. If you are looking for hallway porcelain, check all of our collections and choose the one to your liking.
Do keep in mind that porcelain for the kitchen and hallway should be characterised by very similar properties. These are demanding rooms in terms of conditions.
Matt or polished porcelain – what finish to choose for the hallway?
When it comes to the physical properties of both types of porcelain, choose the matt one for the hallway. It is much more resistant to scratching and has higher anti slip ratings. As a result, matt porcelain will work out well in heavily used rooms.
Go for polished porcelain for such interiors as the bedroom or bathroom, where you would rather wear soft slippers or walk barefoot.
Porcelain or terracotta for the hallway?
We have yet to resolve one last issue – porcelain or terracotta? In truth, both materials will work out well in more frequented rooms; they are also resistant to stains and easy to clean.
Porcelain remains more resistant to abrasion and is recommend for the hallway as a solution that will last many years.
In conclusion, if you plan on renovating your hallway and do not know which material will work out best, consider the conditions to which the hallway floor is exposed:
- walking in shoes (often with heels), which leave scratches and smudges,
- moving suitcases or cardboard boxes, which can scratch the surface,
- impact of water, snow and mud, therefore moisture and hard sand particles.
In this case, porcelain will be the only right choice for the hallway!