Floor tiles in the corridor
A huge variety of building materials puts the buyer in front of a difficult choice. What to prefer for flooring in the corridor — ceramic tiles, laminate, linoleum? More and more apartment owners are leaning towards the choice of tiles. Let’s look at why.
Advantages of floor tiles in the hallway
For every interior and wallet, you can choose the right floor tiles. It can be of all kinds of colors, sizes and textures. Separately, the proposed texture of such a coating is striking — tiles can imitate stone, wood, parquet and fabric.
The ability to change the space of the corridor.
The design of tiles in the corridor is able to effectively transform the area and design of the room. You can visually expand or lengthen the corridor, as well as draw attention to its center by laying out the original floor composition there.
Durability and practicality
Since the corridor is a special place in the apartment where we immediately get from the street, frequent pollution and cleaning will be natural for it. Floor tiles are absolutely not afraid of moisture and can withstand such loads without losing their appearance and surface quality. In addition, you can safely leave heavy objects, strollers, bicycles in the corridor and do not worry about the deformation of the coating.
Having laid the tiles on the floor, you have the opportunity to choose the most suitable one for it on the wall from the same collection. Thus, the corridor will look harmonious and you will not waste precious time looking for finishing materials for the walls.
Which tile to choose?
Often, buyers ask themselves the question: which floor tiles to choose for the corridor — tiled or porcelain stoneware? Of course, both of these types have their advantages and disadvantages.
Porcelain stoneware is the most durable and wear-resistant flooring. But even if someone manages to scratch it, such damage will not be noticeable, because the named tile consists of a homogeneous material, the same in color and composition. The tile at the slightest chip immediately exposes its base, because it is painted only on the outside. In addition, tiles are more slippery, which is unlikely to be suitable for children and the elderly. Porcelain stoneware has a simple uniform color, while tiles can have a wide variety of patterns and ornaments. If you choose a tile of equally high strength, then the tiled sample will be an order of magnitude more expensive than porcelain stoneware.
An interesting option is the combination of tiles with laminate in the corridor. This combination allows you to successfully divide the space into different zones without resorting to partitions and other structures. This design can be done both in a straight line, and by connecting the tile to the laminate along the bend. The choice of connecting elements must match the thickness and color of both floor coverings.
How to lay tiles in the hallway?
Having decided on the tile, you need to evaluate the properties of the corridor in order to understand how best to lay it. There are two main options — straight or diagonal.
Laying tiles in a straight line is the standard and easier option. It is suitable for a plain floor and for tiles with a pattern that will be well received in this case.
Diagonal placement of floor tiles is the most beautiful, but also the most difficult type of laying. This approach will hide the non-parallelism of the walls and expand the space of the corridor, however, it is more expensive and requires skills to perform.
Since the process of laying tiles is quite painstaking and is done with the help of special tools, it is better to trust a professional.