Hybrid flooring is the next generation of floating floors on the Gold Coast. Hybrid will not swell and some products are essentially waterproof, making it the ideal flooring solution for the wet areas within your home such as kitchens, laundries, toilets and mudrooms.
Low maintenance, hybrid floors are perfect for those who have a busy home with children and pets and who are not ready to take on the upkeep of timber flooring. They are easy to clean, stain and scratch-resistant, and with matte finishes, are slip-resistant too.
As hybrid flooring is a digitally rendered product, the pattern that you see is what you get, allowing you to achieve a uniform appearance. If you are wanting a simple and clean look floor in your home, hybrid flooring will give you the consistent look from the lounge to the hallways to the kitchen, making your interior design flow throughout your home.
Floating floors are not the type of floors but the method used when installing hybrid floors, ideal for Gold Coast homes.
With the added benefit of a very quick installation time, our expert team can also walk you through the large range of colours, patterns and sizes of hybrid flooring.
Our wide range of hybrid flooring choices allow you to choose the best hybrid flooring option for your Gold Coast home. Take a closer look at our range of low maintenance and family-friendly hybrid flooring options today.
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The term ‘floating floor’ refers to the method in which your flooring is installed, not a specific type or material. Hybrid floating floors are simply laid on top of the layer underneath it–not glued or nailed down. The individual hybrid planks (usually designed with a ‘click-lock’ or ‘tongue and groove’) are attached together, allowing the floor to ‘float’ over the subfloor giving it the ability to move and expand under varying weather conditions.
We have a comprehensive resource explaining what hybrid floating floor coverings are constructed of, as well as the benefits.
So you’re looking for the advantages and disadvantages of floating floors. We hear you! If you’re wondering ‘are floating floors good’ and the right choice for your renovation, we have listed some common pros and cons that we regularly address with our customers in our Gold Coast showroom.
Is hybrid flooring truly waterproof? Yes and no. Some hybrid flooring manufacturer’s claim that their planks are ‘waterproof’ or ‘wet moppable’, but you need to take note of:
If your hybrid flooring has a combination of all three, you can be confident that spills and cleaning with wet mops won’t cause any long term damage. If your hybrid planks only have a waterproof surface, any spills need to be cleaned up immediately so to not leak into the joins.
If you live in an area with high humidity (like the Gold Coast), we encourage you to discuss your needs with a flooring expert here in our Nerang showroom and if appropriate, select a range that claims you can clean the floors with a ‘steam mop’.
Hybrid flooring is a popular flooring choice in Gold Coast homes due to it’s timber-like appearance, durability, waterproof qualities and its ease of installation. Firstly though, like all flooring types, it’s important that the base underneath your new hybrid flooring is properly prepared. It’s here where many DIY jobs become unstuck, so engaging with a professional flooring installer like One Source Flooring is recommended.
The first step in installing your new hybrid flooring should be to book a free measure and quote with One Source Flooring. It’s here that our expert team can examine the floating floor layout, how much flooring is needed as well as any overage requirements. If accessible, the level of your existing floor (flatness) can also be examined and flooring preparation requirements will be discussed and quoted upon.
While hybrid flooring is referred to as a floating floor, installation isn’t always as simple as placing the hybrid planks over your existing flooring. If your current flooring is carpeted, you, or our professional installer will need to remove and prepare the base ready for installation. If your existing flooring consists of tiles, laminate, timber or similar, you may be able to install your new hybrid planks on top of it. However, this base does need to be sound and level, and depending on the thickness and quality of the locking system of the hybrid planks, may need to be clear of any grout lines and gaps.
If your existing floor is not level and you’re not sure how to install hybrid flooring, we recommend engaging with a professional installer. While modern self-levellers are readily available at hardware stores, our hand-picked installers are experts in all methods of floor preparation–saving you time and money in the long run.
Moisture on your subfloor also needs to be considered. This may not be able to be determined without removing some of the existing flooring and concerns should be discussed with your Gold Coast flooring installer. If this is a concern or is picked-up prior to your hybrid planks being laid, a moisture barrier should be installed.
If you’d like to know more, we have a comprehensive guide that features money-saving tips on floor preparation.
Now that your existing flooring has been removed and/or properly prepared, your hybrid flooring can be installed. The direction in which you want your hybrid planks installed (North to South or East to West), will have been discussed during your free measure and quote. This direction should be followed during installation as this determines the amount of flooring that was ordered.
Your hybrid planks are all the same length so some will need to be cut so that your flooring can be staggered. While hybrid flooring is considered to be an ‘easier’ flooring method to install, cutting edges and around frames is difficult for the inexperienced so we recommend engaging a professional installer, like One Source. It’s also important to follow the installation guidelines that accompany your hybrid flooring so you can maintain your manufacturer’s guarantees/warranties.
Like any flooring product, the cost is dependent on the design, length and quality of the hybrid flooring that you selected. It’s important to note that while you will see an advertised hybrid flooring cost based on metres squared, the total cost will ultimately come down to the amount of boxes you will need to purchase.
Some key determining factors of your hybrid flooring cost include:
If you’re looking for both supply and installation costs, you’ll need to consider your floor preparation costs too.
All of these factors can affect the total of your hybrid flooring cost. To get an accurate quote, we suggest booking a free in-home measure and quote with the experts at One Source Flooring.