If Your busy family home needs a mudroom, and this necessary space is so much more than just a place to kick off your dirty boots! Mudrooms are hard-working and multipurpose. They serve as laundry rooms, cozy spaces for pets, pantries, storage closets, or even some extra office space.
No matter how you choose to use your mudroom, there’s no doubt that it will be a functional space that gets a lot of traffic. The challenge when designing a mudroom is to find a type of flooring material that can take a beating daily while living up to the stylish design of the rest of your home.
After all, just because it’s a room with a practical purpose, there’s no reason it needs to be plain and boring. At the top of our list for busy mudrooms, we suggest porcelain tile flooring.
And if you’re having trouble deciding between porcelain vs. ceramic tile, remember that ceramic is best suited for walls, particularly in heavy-traffic spaces. On the other hand, porcelain is tough enough underfoot to handle your family’s daily comings and goings with ease.
The question remains: Are there porcelain tile options that are both durable and beautiful? Well, you don’t need to take our word for it! Here are a few examples of how porcelain tile can add charm and elegance to the utilitarian mudroom — and an explanation of why it’s uniquely suited for the task.
With Taupe Brickstone porcelain tile installed in an attractive herringbone pattern, this light and bright mudroom might just be the favorite room in this house. The beige and taupe tiles resemble natural brick, adding a charismatic, rustic touch. And you won’t be constantly sweeping, because the tile’s pattern is very forgiving of dust, drips, and dirt.
A well-designed floor-to-ceiling wall of cabinetry, shelving, and hooks not only creates charming cottage décor, but it’s also extremely practical. Red Brickstone Porcelain tile flooring perfectly complements the “farmhouse” look — and unlike real brick, all this porcelain surface needs for cleanup is a quick mopping.
Mudroom storage cabinets with bench in contemporary styling in Driftwood finish with Arctic White bench seat and trim.
Example of a mid-sized classic porcelain floor and black floor mudroom design in Minneapolis with white walls
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