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Think Hallway, Think Tiles

Enhance the entrance to your home by transforming your hallway with tiles!

Most of the time, when we think tiles we picture ourselves in a kitchen or a bathroom. Rarely do we think of hallways, but, really, hallways are the perfect place for tiles. Now, when we think tiles, we’re thinking hallways, too. Here’s why!

  • HEAVY TRAFFIC AREA: Other floor coverings may not be able to withstand the foot traffic over time, tiles are durable and can handle the wear and tear that is inevitable in a hallway.
  • WATER DAMAGE: Tiles help protect the floor substrate from water damage. You won’t have to worry about water dripping off of wellington boots, umbrellas, and coats. Living in England and the UK, we all know what it’s like to have a soaking entrance way on those rainy days!
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Tiles are so easy to clean! They allow you to quickly mop up spills or wipe away unwanted mud with not too much hassle.
  • PREVENT STAINS: Tiles aren’t as likely to stain as other types of floors, especially carpeting (if sealed correctly).
  • ELECTRIC UNDERFLOOR HEATING EASILY INSTALLED: Provide a warm welcome to your guest’s feet with the addition of electric under tile heating.

Choosing the Perfect Tiles for Your Entryway or Hallway

Now that you’re on the bandwagon of replacing your current hallway flooring with hassle-free tiles, you’re probably wondering what types of tiles would be best suited for this area of your home. Have a look at some of our suggestions below.

  • VICTORIAN TILES: These tiles are perfect for period homes and definitely stand to make a statement upon entry. Create the classic chequerboard pattern and use bordered mosaics around the edges of the hall to complete the look.
  • WOOD EFFECT TILES: The Canaima range of wood effect floor tiles is a great alternative to wood flooring for a hallway and entrance. Not only are the tiles practical and attractive, they’re easy to clean and maintain.
  • RUSTIC TILES: An inviting, cosy environment is quickly created with rustic and traditional tiles. The varying textures can help to hide any dirt that may be tracked into the hall.
  • TERRACOTTA TILES: Traditionally known to be a perfect complement to a kitchen, terracotta tiles are a great contender for a hallway floor. The terracotta tiles available through The London Tile Co. come direct from Saltillo, Mexico and are handmade from natural clay. The tiles are dried naturally under the sun and baked at extremely high temperatures. This creates a durable, long-lasting tile – once again, perfect for that high-traffic hallway. To ensure the longevity of the tile, the terracotta must be sealed correctly.
  • SLATE TILES: Not only do slate tiles disguise dirt, they’re also slip-resistant which makes them perfect for an entryway. The Amazon Slate Tiles boast earthy shades of greys, blacks, and browns which would go perfect with bold coloured decor making your house visually appealing to everyone who enters.

We hope that our suggestions on the best types of tiles to use in the entry or hallway give you a little hint of the kinds of options you have when it comes to choosing the perfect tile. If you have a different type of tile in mind, that’s great – take a look at the London Tile Co. vast selection of tiles online. Or, pop into one of our showrooms to see first-hand what types of tiles appeal to your style.

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