Beautiful Wooden Flooring Ideas for Hallways

First impressions are important. And nothing quite has a first impression like a fabulous entrance hallway into your home. Here, we will explore a range of inspiring wooden flooring ideas from rustic patinas to polished parquet, antique oak to bleached pine. We’ll also explain how a wooden floor can be both the centrepiece of your hallway and help create the illusion of extra space.

When choosing the type of wooden flooring for a hallway, it is important to consider the amount of expected footfall. As hallways are naturally high-traffic locations, a sturdy floor that is easy to clean and protect is key. Bring pets and high heels into the mix and you’ll want to be extra cautious. But fear not, your choices aren’t as limited as you may first expect. Read more in our guide about How to Protect Hardwood Floors.

Now we’ve covered that, let’s explore the best flooring for hallway ideas.

Rustic and Chic

Hall flooring options can be overwhelming, if you want something with an edge but not overwhelming, opt for a warm toned rustic wood with character and long planks.

Long planks lengthen a hallway with little effort, drawing the eye from the initial point of contact all the way down the length of the hallway. Coupled with the warm tones of dark wood, you’ll create a grand yet welcoming space that never goes out of style. Our reclaimed Northbank Pine wood, from the beautiful Rare Finds collection hits the nail on the head perfectly. The naked skin lacquer applied to this treasure of a floor, accentuates the natural beauty of the grain perfectly.

Parquet All Day


Parquet flooring is the floor to make a statement. But it’s not all style, either. Parquet hall floors are incredibly versatile and available in a range of patterns. The most popular types of parquet flooring for a hallway are chevron, herringbone, and ladder pattern. It goes without saying that they are all timeless and a popular choice. Available in a range colours, styles and finishes, this type of flooring adds personality to any home.

Related – How to Style Geometric Flooring.

Beautiful and Bright

Installing a light wood floor in your hallway will brighten up the space. Hallways can be low in natural light so using your floor to reflect any natural light helps create the illusion of extra space. Browse our abundance of styles and colours, from modern grey to classic beige and plenty in between.

Hoping to achieve a truly personalised and statement-making décor for your hallway? Consider adding a runner on top of your wooden floor. Not only will the runner protect the floor, but it will also help expand the colour palette across your interior. For a light and airy ambience, add a creamy beige runner over a light grey wooden floor.

If opulent and dramatic is more your scene, look for a royal green runner over a dark European oak.

Related – How to Style White Flooring

Textured Tones

Often overlooked, a hallway can be deemed less important than other areas of the home. But as any home’s first impression, it’s important to consider the atmosphere your hallway creates for visiting guests. To create a sense a grandeur and depth, a textured wooden floor works wonders. They’re particularly great in narrow hallways as they draw the eye away from the walls and help open up the space.

Check out our stunning Crafted Textures collection, available in a range of styles and finishes. 

Go Vintage

Antique floors are a timeless feature for any home. If anything, they get better with age. They are built to last, so while trends may come and go, antique floors will be here to stay. One of the benefits to styling your hallway floor with one of the many options in our antique collection, is their vintage patinas, rich history, and authenticity. Antique wooden floors are available here at Woodworks in three beautiful species, Pine, Elm, and Antique Oak. If you want to check out the range of textures, designs, and grades available, see the Antique Wood Flooring collection.