A long hallway with a light wooden floor and a brown wooden table in the centre. The table has a small potted plant and a decorative bowl on top.

The entrance hall is one of the hardest working spaces in the home, and wood floor specialists Woodpecker Flooring have expert styling advice for homeowners considering upgrading their hallway.

Darwyn Ker, Managing Director of family-run Woodpecker Flooring, said: “Your entrance hall sets the tone for your entire home. It’s the first impression visitors get, and it can significantly impact the space’s overall feel.

“But it’s also one of the hardest working areas in the home, and getting both the aesthetics and function spot on is key. And this is where flooring has a massive role to play.”



Engineered wood is the go-to flooring option, according to Darwyn.

He said: “When it comes to the best floor choice, engineered is ideal for a busy area such as a hallway. With high durability and a real wood top layer, it’s not only practical but beautiful too.

“The natural wood grain creates a wonderful texture underfoot and characterful details adds warmth and interest.

“Plus, it’s incredibly quick and easy to keep clean.”



Nothing says luxury quite like timeless parquet, and if you want to give an opulent first impression, you won’t go wrong with a board like Woodpecker Flooring’s Goodrich Salted Oak.

Darwyn said: “Goodrich Salted Oak has a beautiful textured surface which adds instant impact. Its muted hues are understated and elegant.”

But don’t underestimate the power of planks either. Opting for a board that oozes character will truly make a statement.

Darwyn added: “Harlech Stormy Oak is a bold choice, but with its varying tones and rich character, it will create a striking first impression.”


Go Bold

Inspired by 17th Century France, Woodpecker Flooring’s Engineered Design Panels are opulent beauties.

Handmade, they exude effortless elegance.

Darwyn said: “Sharp angles, distinctive patterns and a gorgeous geometric finish mean all eyes will be on the floor if homeowners opt for our Design Panels. If you want the wow factor, this is the flooring to go for.”



A light-coloured floor can make the space feel light and airy, and is more versatile when it comes to styling the space around it.

A darker floor will add drama and depth, and provide a sense of warmth. It’s also better at hiding stains and scuff marks.

Hallway flooring is available now from Woodpecker Flooring.

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