Tile is a long-lasting, impervious, and delightfully cool surface compared to other flooring materials. It is easy to keep clean and dust free, and in the winter, radiant heating steps in and gives the floor a desirable cozy factor. In addition to being remarkably durable, a stunning entry, hallway, or foyer draws you in, and creates the promise of a loved and creative home. Employed in European homes for hundreds of years, ceramic tile does double duty as an eye-catching first impression while providing a virtually indestructible surface for whatever the weather, kids, pets, brings through your front door. Below are some of our favorite ways to create a tiled entry way sure to impress.
A small entry is the ideal spot to splurge a little on Handpainted tile. While cement tile are the current trend, you will find their ceramic cousins far hardier and easier to maintain over time. Try pairing crisp white walls with a graphic pattern similar to the image below for an entry that makes your home pop from the moment you walk in the door.
Image: El Ramlahamla
Handpainted pattern shown: Malta
There is always a spot for your favorite color, even in the most minimal interiors. This hallway maintains a neutral look even with the addition of a touch of color in the tile, echoing the feel of a rug runner with none of the upkeep or hassle.
The foyer below is charming and full of colorful character. You can set a similar lively tone in your own space with a patchwork style pattern created with a variety of patterns and colors from our Handpainted Collections. White, clean walls keep the room light, and direct focus to the playful, patterned tile.
Keeping the color palette of your entry way soft and pastel works nicely with the light, natural, organic feel of wood stairs.
Image: Traditions in Tile
The exuberant and fresh blue of this geometric-patterned front entry tile works in contrast with the warm natural hue of the walls.
Image: Tile Envy
Chose a custom color palette that leads well into the adjoining spaces. A tile rug can soften the look of a hard surface and define the space as well as bring in more colors. Pick any of our traditional Cuerda Seca patterns and add a border and corner for a unique and personal piece.
Image: Kibak Tile
A patterned entry brings a refined architectural detail to a space that can sometimes be overlooked. The great thing about entry ways is a little pattern goes a long way in setting the stage for the rest of your home.