13 hallway flooring ideas for an impactful entranceway

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Hallway flooring ideas should leave you with the best first impression (Image credit: Woodpecker Flooring)

You rarely get a second chance to make a good first impression which is why your flooring needs careful consideration when it comes to your entrance hallway design.

As well as needing to provide a practical and durable finish, it also sets the feel for the rest of your home.  And while it can be tempting to dismiss the space as unimportant - especially if it's on the smaller side, it's the first and last space both you, and your visitors will see.

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Natalie Mudd

With over 20 years experience, co-founding The Wood Flooring Co. with her husband Dave, has helped make Natalie an expert on high-quality engineered, laminate and No-Vinyl tile flooring options to suit both classic and contemporary interior schemes. 

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Mara Rypacek Miller

Mara is the founder of Industville, the place for handcrafted lighting, interiors, and art. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to eco-conscious craftsmanship, Mara is keen to offer customers products where each design tells a story of timeless elegance and environmental responsibility.

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.

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