Choosing hall flooring (we ask an expert)

14 July 2017

When choosing your hall flooring, there are a number of factors to consider in order to achieve excellent results. In most homes, hall flooring is exposed to a lot of wear and tear. Read our tips from an expert in interior design!

The hall is the first point of entry for everything that your family members, pets and guests bring in from the outside. Shoes, clothes, pushchairs, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and similar also leave behind a lot of dirt. A hall floor that is robust, scratch-resistant and hard-wearing is therefore essential.


Test the dirt from your front door area on the hall floor

We asked Carola Sahlén, an expert interior and building designer at Style By Carola, for some tips on choosing hall flooring. She told us how she decided which type of floor to use in her own hall:

“I took home a few different flooring samples. Then I fetched some of the dirt and mud that was next to my front door and checked on which floor it showed up the least.”


Grey laminate flooring is a good choice in hall areas

“Grey laminate flooring is an excellent choice in the hall. If you bring in mud, dirt and grit, then it’s great if the floor is already mud-coloured. This will save you a bit of time as you don’t need to clean as often,” she says with a smile.

“It’s nice to have the floor looking clean, even if it isn’t. Wood laminate flooring has to be cleaned at least once a day if you have children and still want the hall to look neat.”


Laminate and vinyl make excellent hall flooring

Pergo laminate and vinyl flooring have such a tough coating that they can withstand most things – impact, wear and tear, scratches, moisture and dirt. They are also easy to clean, as the dirt cannot penetrate the surface layer.


Avoid choosing a floor that is too dark

Carola also recommends that you choose hall flooring that is not too dark, unless you have a large hall area with plenty of natural light. A dark floor absorbs the daylight and can make the whole room seem darker.

  • Hall flooring should be robust, scratch-resistant and hard-wearing
  • Laminate and vinyl flooring are excellent choices for hallways
  • Dirt does not show up as much on a grey floor
  • A dark floor absorbs the daylight in a smaller hall area

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