There are a few key aspects of a well-designed mudroom. In addition to a tidy shoe storage area, coat hooks and a place to sit and remove muddy boots, the room’s flooring material should be carefully chosen. If you’re renovating your mudroom, floor tile that’s durable and easy to clean should be at the top of your to-do list. Let’s talk about the best mudroom tile ideas for this workhorse of a room.
What is a Mudroom?
An American term typically used in northern states, “mudroom” describes a dedicated room that serves as a secondary entryway to the home. Often situated off the garage or at the back of the house, a mudroom is a space where you can store your dirty boots, take off your kids’ wet winter coats and clean off your pup’s paws before you enter the home’s main rooms.
Mudroom Flooring Tips & Tile Ideas
A mudroom is high-traffic, and the materials you use within it should be resistant to everything that can be tracked in on your family’s boots: water, dirt, mud, sand, snow and everything in between. But having a practical, durable and easy-to-clean mudroom doesn’t mean it can’t also be beautiful!
Porcelain and ceramic tile is one of the best options for mudroom flooring that will last for years to come while looking just as stylish as anything else in your home. Porcelain is very durable as a flooring material, with the added benefits of being water- and stain-resistant. It’s also available in a huge range of colors and patterns to suit any décor style. Here are a few favorites:
- Wood-Look: Porcelain tile that looks like wood is an extremely popular flooring choice for any room of the home. Extend your home’s style to your mudroom by installing wood-look flooring that’s ultra-practical and beautiful to boot, such as Paros Hex or Essence. For added anti-slip protection, consider flooring that features R11 Anti-Slip Finish. This unique finish provides protection against slipping on wet mudroom tiles, without sacrificing the tile’s look and style. More Wood and Aequa are two wood-look options available with R11 finish.
- Decorative: Patterned or decorative porcelain tile is a timeless choice for entryways including mud rooms because it provides contrast and visual interest in what could otherwise be a small and empty space. The classic black-and-white combination of Chymia’s organic patterns, or the beautiful colors of Marrakesh are perfect for adding something fresh and exciting to your mudroom floor while keeping it practical.
Marble-Look: If marble floors are more your taste, porcelain tile that looks like marble is a gorgeous way to bring a sense of luxury and sophistication to your mudroom without the maintenance requirements inherent with real natural stone. Cala offers a delicate marble-look veining pattern in two colors while Tru Marmi features a bolder look in five hues.