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Design Trends: 8 Ideas For Creating a Hard-Working Mudroom

By Susanne Redfield

A great mudroom is first and foremost functional. Perhaps the hardest working room in the house, these spaces need to be flexible and durable, but there's nothing wrong with adding some style and beauty into the mix. These rooms stand up to wet, gritty conditions, exuberant child usage, and plenty of pet wear and tear over the years, and in a room where the outside comes in, the most important material is the floor. The best mudroom floor materials don’t absorb water, aren’t slippery and are easy to clean, making our Tile is an ideal choice.

In practice, the mudroom often does double duty as the entry to a home. Since it is a room our guest will see, keeping it well designed is worthwhile. In the mudroom below the homeowners have created a colorful rug out of field tiles and a few decorative borders. The floor is as tough as it is appealing.

Image: Life as a Mood Board

Functional as well as flattering, the dark hexagons below add texture as well as durability.

Image: Decor Pad

For the look above try our 3" Hexagons in a dark matte glaze finish.

dark matte glaze basalt in hexagon shape

Tile color shown: Basalt

For a chic, urban look, install a fun checkerboard pattern on your mudroom floor. The diagonal look increases the visual space of the room.

As you have probably noticed, we love dogs here at Fireclay Tile, which is why we are crazy about the mudroom below's contemporary and functional dog washing station. The glass is tall enough to keep all the shaking isolated, and the space even doubles as a spot to rinse off muddy shoes or sandy feet from the beach.Image: Live Simply

For the look above try 3 x 6 field tile in our warm, white Tusk color with darker grout to accentuate the classic subway offset pattern.

3x6 white tusk subway tile offset pattern

Tile Color Shown: Tusk

As hard-working as they are, these rooms can be the perfect place to add some lighthearted pattern and uplifting color. Decorative tiles installed in patchwork motif create a cheerful precursor to a well cared for home.

Radiant heat installed under ceramic tile feels great underfoot, keeping a space cozy as well as functioning as a dryer for wet boots, coats, and everything else winter weather can bring in.

Even the smallest mudroom area can get some personality with a patterned tile floor.

The mudroom below is welcoming and charming with a Moroccan-inspired tile floor in a blend of neutral hues. Recreate this look with our Paseo shape in your choice of neutral glazes.

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Tile colors shown: Daisy, Butter Cream, Peabody, and Flagstone

Love this look? Order free Tile samples now. Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.