How big is the space?
Consideration should be given to the size of the entrance space and therefore the size of the tiles used on the floor. A large, expansive area can easily handle large flagstones while a more cosy, intimate entrance would be much better suited to smaller stones. The shape of the space could also influence what format of tiles you select, for example, a long, narrow hallway is best suited to rows of tiles laid horizontally across the space to create the illusion of more width.
How durable is the material?
Hallways will be one of the most trodden paths in a home so the material chosen must be durable and hardwearing – capable of taking all that a busy home can throw at it. There are many options available for hallway stone flooring that are extremely dense and easily maintained.
Are you looking for rustic, traditional or modern?
Whether for a country cottage, traditional home or modern development, there are so many choices when it comes to a stone floor for an entrance hall. Aged flagstones will complement the rustic charm of a rural cottage while tumbled limestone tiles can be perfect for a traditional yet contemporary home and honed marble tiles will create sleek lines in a modern abode.
Will you continue the floor into another room?
With many homeowners wanting to create the feeling of space and open-plan living still a dominating design choice, it is also prudent to consider whether you want the same flooring to continue into other spaces in your home. This could just simply be into a cloakroom, boot room or utility. Or, you may opt for the same stone floor throughout your kitchen and living areas too.