Flooring in the hallway and entrance - 5 tips for choosing the right flooring.

The hallway is the first thing that visitors see of your home and thus represents the business card of your apartment or house. Therefore, it is important that the hallway is designed not only visually appealing, but also functional. But it is necessary to make the right choice within a variety of different designs, decors and materials. Whether you choose wooden floors such as parquet or laminate, plastic and vinyl floors or tiles - in this article we will show you which factors you should definitely consider when choosing a floor for the hallway, so that you can enjoy your new entrance area for a long time.

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Durability is the key

The hallway is the main traffic axis of your home. It is frequently walked through and many rooms are directly adjacent to it. Thus, it is exposed to enormous stress. To protect the flooring from wear and damage, it is recommended to choose durable and easy-to-clean floor coverings such as tiles, vinyl or laminate flooring. Durable carpets are also an option, but they require more extensive cleaning. Therefore, be sure to look at durability: flooring with a service class of 23 is recommended, as it is abrasion resistant (AC4 and above) and resistant to wear and tear. If you choose parquet, you should pay attention to the thickness of the wear layer and the hardness of the wood, because parquet is not divided into use classes. The thickness of the wear layer directly affects how resistant the floor is and whether you can recondition it more often by sanding.

Moisture penetration can quickly become a problem

The flooring in the hallway or entrance area should be moisture resistant, as this area is particularly susceptible to moisture and humidity. Materials such as tile, natural stone, vinyl or laminate flooring are moisture resistant and are therefore well suited for use in the hallway or entryway. However, it is important to maintain the flooring regularly and dry it as needed to ensure its longevity. Reach for high-quality laminate planks with integrated swelling protection, you should choose a wooden floor. These are not only suitable for damp rooms such as the bathroom, but can accordingly also be laid in the hallway.

Avoid accidents by opting for slip-resistant floors

"Most accidents happen in the home." To make sure this fact doesn't apply to you at some point, choose a slip-resistant floor for your entryway. Standing wet or damp conditions can be dangerous if the flooring is not slip resistant. Moisture-resistant flooring can prevent falls and accidents. To be on the safe side, you can refer to the manufacturer's specifications. For floor coverings, slip resistance is specified in classes. Class R9 slip resistance is recommended for installation in entrance areas.

Easy care flooring saves time and money

Since the entrance area is very busy, it is also particularly susceptible to dirt and dust. Especially in the winter months, snow and slush bring a lot of moisture and dirt into the house. If the flooring is easy to clean, spills can be removed quickly and effectively without the need for special cleaning products or equipment. Tile floors, natural stone, vinyl or laminate flooring are usually easy to clean and low-maintenance, as are sealed hardwood floors. Carpets can also be easy to clean if they are made of special materials such as synthetic fibers or natural fibers such as wool that are stain resistant and easy to clean.

Full surface mounting for more stability

"Full surface attachment" in flooring refers to a method in which the flooring is attached to the entire surface of the subfloor. For carpet, carpet tile and vinyl flooring in roll form, without a click system, this type of attachment provides more stability and durability and prevents the flooring from slipping or warping over time. Since the entrance area in your own four walls is most frequently walked on, you should also pay particular attention to the type of bonding and fastening in order to enjoy your flooring for a long time.

Material

Now that we have clarified the basic requirements for the flooring in the hallway, corridor and entrance area, the question of the appropriate material arises. Of course, the individual design plays an important role in the decision, but there are other aspects that should be considered. For a good overview and comparison, which compares the advantages and disadvantages of different materials, it is worth taking a look at the table below.

Flooring type

Advantages

Disadvantages

Tiles

  • Very durable and long-lasting, even under high loads
  • moisture resistant and easy to clean
  • anti-slip and therefore safe, especially in wet weather conditions
  • diverse design and color options
  • cool surface, which can be uncomfortable when walking barefoot
  • high cost of materials and laying
  • poorer acoustic properties compared to other coverings (reverberation/impact sound)

Vinyl/roll goods/PVC

  • Very durable and long-lasting, even under high loads 
  • moisture resistant and easy to clean
  • favorable in comparison with other floor coverings
  • sound-reducing
  • Full-surface bonding or special click system required for large areas
  • not as durable as other floor coverings such as tile or laminate
  • Can be difficult to repair if heavily scratched or damaged
  • not as environmentally friendly as other floor coverings, in some cases highly contaminated with harmful substances

Laminate

  • hard-wearing and durable, especially for use class 23 / abrasion class AC4
  • favorable in comparison with other floor coverings
  • easy installation due to click systems
  • diverse design and color options
  • Partially sensitive to moisture
  • Sensitive to scratches and damage, especially with low use class
  • not as durable as tiles or parquet flooring

Parquet

  • beautiful, natural look and feel
  • very hard-wearing and durable, especially at high hardness levels
  • can be sanded and resealed if necessary
  • visually enhances the room and can increase the property value
  • not suitable for damp rooms without sealing
  • Sensitive to scratches and damage
  • high cost of materials and installation compared to other floor coverings

Carpet

  • soft and warm underfoot
  • soundproof
  • soundproof
  • Partly difficult to clean
  • More sensitive to moisture and dirt
  • may cause allergies
  • more short-lived than other floor coverings

CERAMIN®

Unsere hauseigenen Bodenbeläge aus dem Werkstoff CERAMIN® haben wir an dieser Stelle nicht in die obige Darstellung aufgenommen, da diese einen Sonderfall darstellen. Wenn wir diese einordnen müssten, würden sie irgendwo zwischen Fliesen und Vinylböden stehen – jedoch mit gravierenden Unterschieden, vor allem in Hinsicht auf ihre Umweltverträglichkeit.

CERAMIN® ist ein neuer, zu 100 % recycelbarer Werkstoff, der als Trägermaterial für Boden- und Wandbeläge verwendet wird. Er ist frei von PVC und schadstoffarm, enthält keine Weichmacher oder Stabilisatoren und eignet sich insbesondere auch für die Verlegung in Bereichen mit hohem Durchgangsverkehr, wie beispielsweise den Flur oder den Eingangsbereich. CERAMIN®-basierte Produkte haben eine Garantie von mindestens 15 Jahren und sind wohngesund sowie auch für Allergiker geeignet. Sie sind widerstandsfähig, wasserfest und formstabil, was sie zu einer häufig genutzten Alternative zu Natur- oder Steinböden macht.

Thanks to the state-of-the-art digital printing process, we manage to deceptively imitate not only tile decors, but also wood and stone floors. This means that there are no limits to your imagination when it comes to designing your hallway. Our XXL formats also ensure an almost seamless look and are correspondingly easy to clean. The installation is easy and uncomplicated to handle even for laymen.

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