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    What are the best tiles for a hallway?


    What is the best type of tiling to choose for a downstairs hallway and why?

    Asked by Patrick on 21st Feb 2022
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    "I would personally look for something that isn't high gloss to avoid slipping when wet - however the most important aspect is the prep work - need to be installed on a suitable backer board with flexible adhesive if floorboards underneath otherwise you will have cracked grout within weeks."

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Seven Hills Tiling

    "Pick the right size tiles for the width of the hallway. Always lay hardibacker or wediboard onto timber floors. Use correct adhesive depending on the condition of the substrate. Concrete/screed floors that have adhesive from vinyl floor covering will require a gel adhesive. Use primer where necessary. Use sealers on porous materials. Use levelling clips. Set it out so there are no small cuts where possible and finally get a professional tiler to do it not a handyman"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report

    "Porcelain tiles would be suited to floors that receive more traffic than other floors around your house. They are a lot stronger and harder wearing than most other options."

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    NRC.UK Ltd

    "Porcelain floor tiles are a great choice for the hallway because they are extremely durable and don't require ongoing maintenance, such as sealing, waxing or polishing. Right now hexagon porcelain tiles are very popular and they look modern. Of course, it takes more time to place them."

    Answered on 22nd Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Aiden mawn

    "OK so I've been tiling for eighteen years now and tiled many hallways and there all ways a pain lol anyway when I've done mine I've always gone with something hardwearing like porcelain with a matt finish so the kids or the dog or aunt Katherine aren't slipping all over the place"

    Answered on 11th Mar 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

    "A porcelain tile would be more beneficial if it has heavy traffic with a backing board if tiling on floorboards"

    Answered on 1st Mar 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Swj charles

    "Ceramic tiles
    These are very good price wise and have many patterns to choose from"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Onofrio Montalto

    "Hi- I’m assuming you’re referring to floor tiles? As long as they are floor spec, it’s entirely up to you. The importance is on preparing the substrate and using the right adhesive. The adhesive needs to be S1 and I’d recommend a levelling kit to stop lippage. Hope this helps!"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Alan Moore

    "Victorian tiles are traditionally used in a hallway but most floor tiles are okay"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

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