If you are lucky enough to be the owner of a big house, you surely have a hallway that lots of guests will walk through. Since the hallway is the first thing people see in your house, you need a stunning look to impress your guests. But how do you create a design in your hallway that leaves a lasting impression on people who visit your home? Why not start by the pure base of the house – your floor? Your floor can influence the looks of a room greatly, and the hallway is no exception. So here we talk about two of the most amazing floors there are to give to your hallway everlasting visual appeal.
Parquet flooring is an interior designer favourite. This floor has been around a while but has seen a resurgence recently. It’s no wonder its amazing looks are perfect when you want to make a statement. And don’t fear the lack of options; parquet offers lots of patterns, such as the classic herringbone, the elegant chevron or the more modern brick pattern. We love parquet and would advise it for everywhere if we could, but parquet is more suitable for larger hallways since it is such an intricate pattern that thrives on being spread out.
You might also be wondering how practical this floor is, and the good news is that parquet is incredibly durable. This is pretty important in a place like a hallway on the floor there will for sure see significant footfall. Parquet has a very long lifespan, and although after some time it can get a bit worn out, you can easily solve this by refinishing and sanding as many times as needed, or even replacing individual blocks.
Wood floors are as durable and aesthetically pleasant as parquet flooring. But an even more practical imitation is engineered wood flooring. While solid wood flooring looks lovely and gives a lot of sophistication to your hallways, it can’t be installed in places with underfloor heating or moisture. Engineered can, however, as it withstands temperature fluctuations. The difference is that engineering is made of plywood layers and topped with one made of hardwood. So if you are hesitating between them, since they are so similar in looks and even price, go for engineered for greater convenience.
In both cases, you can find a wide range of species and grades of wood. You can find amazing light oaks, dark walnuts and prime grade, or if you like a more country look, a rustic classic. With so many styles to choose from, you can rest assured that you will have lots of flexibility to decorate your hallway and give it the look you have always dreamed.
Of course, it is all a matter of tastes and the final decision totally comes down to you, but in our opinion, these two options are by far the best for a hallway!