Choosing vinyl floors for an entrance or hallway
For homeowners looking for low maintenance entrance flooring that is also attractive, durable and affordable, vinyl is an excellent choice. It's one of the most resilient floor coverings and perfect for high traffic areas. Vinyl is moisture, stain and scratch-resistant, very easy to clean, and available in a vast range of designs and styles, including realistic wood, stone and tile designs. It's also relatively inexpensive when compared to other flooring materials such as solid and engineered wood, ceramic and porcelain tile and natural stone. And vinyl is one of the easiest floors to install yourself, which makes it an even more affordable flooring option, as you don't need to hire a professional.
Vinyl is a great choice for homeowners who want a wooden floor for their entrance but without any of the practical drawbacks of wood such as low water-resistance. It offers a resilient and low maintenance flooring solution designed for even the busiest of entrances.
Benefits of vinyl flooring in entrances and hallways
Pros of using vinyl flooring in the entrances and hallways
• Water, stain and scratch-resistant
• Easy to clean and low maintenance
• Easy to install
• Available in many designs and colours
Water, stain and scratch resistant – Vinyl's water-resistance make it a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms. However, with wet umbrellas, muddy shoes, and snow and sleet tracked into the home via the entry, vinyl is also an excellent choice for entrances. Superior water-resistance gives vinyl an advantage over laminate and hardwood floors, which don’t offer the same level of protection against moisture. Vinyl’s scratch and stain resistance qualities will also better deal with heavy traffic and rougher treatment.
Easy to clean and low maintenance – Vinyl is one of the lowest maintenance flooring options. Cleaning up mud, dirt and water brought into the home from the street outside is as simple as wiping your vinyl floors with a damp cloth. And regular vacuuming and sweeping will keep your vinyl floors dirt and dust-free.
Easy to install – Both luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and vinyl roll (also known as sheet vinyl) offer quick and easy installation methods. All you need is a clean, dry and flat surface. Homeowners can usually install their vinyl floors themselves without the need for special tools or adhesive.
Available in many designs and colours – Vinyl is available in an almost unlimited range of colours, designs, patterns and styles, giving you the freedom to choose an entrance floor perfectly matched to your tastes and home decor.
Drawbacks of vinyl flooring in entrances and hallways
Cons of using vinyl flooring in the entrances and hallways
• Difficult to repair
Due to the constant flow of people coming in and out of the home, entrance floors experience a fair amount of wear and tear and are exposed to a higher risk of damage. If your vinyl floors do get damaged, it's difficult to make spot repairs or replace individual planks, and in most cases, the entire entrance floor would need to be ripped out and replaced.
To reduce the risk of damage, we recommend our luxury vinyl tile Starfloor Click 30 and Starfloor Click Ultimate 30 collections for flooring in entrances and hallways. They are extremely durable and easy to maintain so you can enjoy stylish entrance and hallway floors for even longer. Our Starfloor Click 55 collections come with a 20-year warranty for residential use.