Different Types Of Foyer Flooring
The foyer is the entryway into a home, but as it is not a room used for sitting, entertaining, or other common activities. Depending on the priorities, traffic, and the budget, some of the choices for foyer flooring may work better than others. Tile is one of the more popular choices for foyer flooring. Tile offers durability and value, but is also easy to clean. Generally, the larger the tile, the less expensive it is to cover the total area. Most tiles in foyers are at least 12 square inches (approximately 30.5 cm squared). This allows for easier cleaning, and gives it a different appearance from smaller tiles commonly seen in bathrooms. Although not always used specifically for foyers, hard wood also is an option. Much like tile, hard wood offers durability and is easy to clean. Often, its price is comparable to tile, depending on the quality of the wood and tile being considered. Wood, if it is damaged, may be harder to replace than damaged tile, which could be a consideration if heavier equipment is often brought in using a foyer.
Another popular choice for foyer flooring, and generally less expensive than the other options, is laminate. This product is generally meant to have the look of hard wood, but at a much cheaper price. Laminate floors tend to last less than half the time of hard wood and may not withstand moisture very well. That could make them a poor choice in areas where foyer floors may get wet.