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Originally posted 28th June 2022

Last updated 5th February 2024

10 Hallway Floor Ideas to Create a Great First Impression

Looking to get that ‘wow’ factor when you step through your front door? Flooring can...

Simon Golder

Product Analyst

4 min read
Written by Expert

Looking to get that ‘wow’ factor when you step through your front door? Flooring can be the answer to style and practicality, regardless of the space you have. From real wood to vinyl we’re exploring flooring that will give you all the inspiration you’ll need to create the best first impression.

Choose solid wood for major style points


Solid wood flooring is available in many different shades and finishes that it is suitable for all homes, regardless of the size and space you have. For a country feel, oak brushed wood flooring fits the bill due to the traditional look it offers, but for a more modern style golden birch wood flooring can offer a fresh and stunning contrast against dark walls and gold accessories.

Or create the same for engineered wood flooring

If solid wood flooring isn’t quite for you but you want the same effect, engineered hardwood flooring is a great alternative. More water resistant, it’s perfect for busy homes who may be in and out in all weathers all day or the plan is to have a muddy boot area or somewhere to dry the pets off after a long hike, engineered flooring offers the best solution whilst giving the style that’s sought after.

Fake the look with LVT

Want colour, patterns, or just an easy installation? Luxury vinyl tiles are the flooring to tick all these boxes. Waterproof, durable and gorgeous, you’re spoilt for choice with what you can opt for but one thing is for certain, what you’ll pick will be perfect. Whether it’s click vinyl tiles or glue down tiles, your hallway will have a stunning floor in no time.

Step into bright and bold colour


Bright colours within the home are in vogue, so why not get on the style with some bright and bold flooring that makes a statement entrance into your own home. There’s so much to choose from in terms of colours and patterns, why not consider a checkerboard effect vinyl or mosaic style faux tile to set it off.

Slate-style tiles for busy households

Tiles are a great flooring choice for hallways but not everyone wants the coldness they can bring, especially in winter. If you’re looking for a tiled look but with a little more luxury, then consider slate effect tiles that bring all of the style with none of the chill underfoot. Perfect for heavy footfall, they can withstand high traffic areas of the home but with an extra level of comfort. In an abundance of slate shades including grey, black and copper you have all of the choice you’d need.

Pick a pattern for Victorian-era chic

Whether you live in a beautiful terraced townhouse or have moved into a newer home, you can replicate the look of the much sought after hallway style flooring, often made up of small tiles intricately laid in beautiful patterns to create a stunning effect running from the front door to the next room. 

Mock marble for a grand entrance

Marble is the ultimate in grandeur, teamed with chandeliers and spiral staircases, it’s the thing only seen in the homes of the rich and famous. The good thing is, you don’t have to be a world class movie star or stadium singer to get the same effect. Mock marble is available in several different flooring styles, including marble style vinyl and tiles.

Create the illusion of space by choosing one colour

Monochrome decor can look beautiful in any room of the home. Mostly a decor used in kitchens, it’s perfect for hallways alike, especially those which are blessed with high ceilings and long corridors. With flooring available in flat and plain colours, you can have floor to ceiling white and black that creates a timeless look.

Perfect parquet flooring suits hallways big or small


Heavy, durable and stunning when laid in its classic herringbone design, parquet flooring is the floor of dreams. Choose a gorgeous barn oak brushed engineered hardwood for a rustic and country feel or for a more lived-in look, a faded oak parquet gives the illusion that the flooring has been laid for years and looks stunning against pastel walls and natural accessories.

Complement high ceilings with dark wood flooring

High ceilings can often be the centrepiece of any room, allowing streams of light and gorgeous features. But this does also lend itself to opting for darker tones when it comes to the walls and floor. Choose from dark oaks such as a coffee matt flooring, funky LVT tiles or stunning black laminate tiles to create a floor people will remember.

Your flooring can not only be stylish but also look incredible and what better way to welcome people into your home than with flooring that invites them in.

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About the Author

Simon Golder, Product Analyst

Simon has been a key team player with over 20 years experience, he started his love of wood as a carpenter before joining our team. He is heavily involved with every product that we offer, looking at all the key aspects including finishes, colours and performance. Simon is responsible for all of the images shown throughout our website, making sure that we give the very best realistic view of all our products.