When deciding on your flooring for your home, there is a section of your home that sometimes tends to be overlooked, and it just so happens to be one of the most important pieces of the puzzle: the entry way.
Why is it so important? Think about it. What’s the first area of the home you’re going to see when coming inside? That’s the right; the entry way. It’s what you and your guests are going to see first when taking a step into your home. So here’s what to consider when choosing flooring for the perfect first impression.
Your entry way is going to have to endure through some of the most harshest of conditions. Whatever is going on outside — snow, rain, sleet, mud – will find its way to your entry way. So think of something that is durable and easy clean. Tile is a big favorite for entry ways because it’s water resistant, easy to clean and still greets your guests with a stylish appeal.
Obviously your entry way has to co-exist with the rest of your home’s decor, so take a look around at the rest of the home and find something that will fit in nicely. What will the entry way be connecting to? Is it going to connect to your living room carpeting or will your entry way flooring continue down the hall way and into the kitchen? These are things you have to think about it to create a good flow from the entry way to the rest of the home.
Can’t Make Up Your Mind?
Are you the type that is constantly making changes to your home’s decor? That’s alright! Change can be a good thing and can keep things fresh within your home. So if that’s the route you typically take, then perhaps your entry way should be a flooring that is easily removed. Laminate is a great option here as it is durable, easy to clean and easy to remove.
Elegance and Beauty
If you really want to wow your guests upon entering your home, hardwood is a great option. Hardwood will welcome your guests with a warm, elegant style. Keep in mind that hardwood floors are tough and durable, but do not like moisture. So be sure to keep your hardwood floors nice and dry.
And of course, a welcome mat is always nice to collect any moisture or debris no matter what style of flooring you choose.