Luxury vinyl tiling (LVT) is a popular choice of flooring and it’s easy to see why. It is durable, waterproof and comfortable. Because it can be embossed, LVT can effectively mimic traditional wood or stone floors. If you’re looking to install a new floor in your hallway, LVT could be the perfect option for you. But what exactly is LVT and why does it work so well in hallways?
LVT is a multi-layered PVC vinyl material. It can be made into planks, meaning your floor can be fully tailored to your space. LVT floors are much thinner than regular vinyl floors. This means they can be placed down without disrupting your skirting boards. LVT does not absorb moisture, so is often a good fit for bathrooms. It comes in a range of colours and designs, so it can fit any interior.
Why is LVT good for hallways?
Hallways are often overlooked in a house. They are transitional areas that tend to prioritise function over style. However, hallways are often the first place a guest sees when they enter your home. If done correctly, hallways can be a lovely way to create a good first impression. They can combine style, personality and functionality.
LVT is a great option for hallways because it is so durable. Hallways experience a high volume of foot traffic. Often hallways are an area where shoes are worn and the floor needs to be prepared for this. By choosing LVT, your hallway floor can easily withstand constant foot traffic. It is also waterproof so there’s no need to worry about spills and splashes. Although it is slightly more expensive than vinyl floors, its durability and look make it well worth it.
What design should I choose?
This entirely depends on the style of your home. If you’re looking for something classic and simple, try a wood imitation LVT floor. Lighter colours can make your hallway feel more spacious whilst also disguising dust and dirt. For something more fun, try a patterned LVT floor. Pair the patterned floor with neutral walls. You can try adding pops of colour on the walls with artwork.
A stone effect LVT floor will look modern and clean in your hallway. Charcoal or grey colours look sleek when paired with cream or white walls.
How can I keep it looking great?
One of the best ways to keep your LVT floor looking brand new is to use door mats. Having door mats inside and out of the home stops dirt from being tracked in. Having doormats also means you can spend less time hoovering and more time relaxing. Another tip is to have a shoe rack at the entrance of your home. Shoes can easily be put away and won’t clutter up the floor. Having shoes off significantly decreases any wearing or damage caused to your LVT floor.