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Hybrid Floor Installation

Find out all you need to know about installing hybrid flooring. With our help you'll be a hybrid installation expert in no time.

Hybrid Installation

Hybrid flooring is designed with the DIY savvy Aussie homeowner in mind. The licensed locking profile allows for easy, mess-free installation over almost any existing subfloor, including ceramic tiles. Access our step-by-step installation guide below.

Hard working Hybrid

With a pre-adhered underlay hybrid flooring saves you time and money in installation. Underlay also means a softer underfoot feel, creating superior acoustics and adding comfort to your home.

1. Make sure your subfloor is level

Nobody wants a wonky floor, so ensuring your subfloor is level ensures that the boards stay steady and level over their lifetime. No more than 3mm deviation over 1 metre is the recommended allowance.

2. Take your time

Installing hybrid flooring is not a time intensive project. Once installed, the boards can be walked on and furnished immediately. But that doesn’t mean you should rush installation. Take your time to plan where you’ll be laying the boards, making sure there aren’t any odd-angled or super short floorboards around the perimeter of the room. It also helps to pre-select boards from multiple packs that will blend best with matching scotia, skirts and trims.

3. Staggering is key

For the best results, make sure to stagger your boards correctly. When installing boards of length, ensure that the staggered length is at least 20cm. End boards must be greater than 30cm in length.

4. Board flow matters

Floating floorboards can be installed in any direction, but as a rule of thumb, the boards are usually installed perpendicular to a window. Additionally, installing the flooring parallel to the longest wall tends to make the room appear larger.

5. An extra pack doesn’t hurt

Despite its sturdy construction and no-fuss install, boards can get damaged or need replacing during or after installation. For these reasons it’s handy to buy an extra pack of flooring for possible future rectifications, just to be on the safe side!

Professional Installation Costing Table

If DIY isn't for you, leave it to the professionals!

*The above provides indicative installation rates (labour only) for the major cities in VIC, NSW, QLD, WA and surrounding areas.

  • Timber

    $22 - 36 per M2

  • Hybrid & Laminate

    $20 - $26 per M2

  • Vinyl

    $16 - $20 per M2

Hybrid Flooring Price Guide

Find our complete hybrid flooring price guide here

Find an Installer

Prefer to leave it to the professionals? Use our find an installer map to find certified flooring installers near you.

Are hybrid floors easy to install?

Yes! Hybrid floors are incredibly easy to install with the integrated locking system, all you need is a tape measure, guillotine, and a rubber mallet. Read our full guide on how to install hybrid floors. 

What are hybrid floors made from?

Hybrid flooring is the result of combining the best elements of Vinyl and Laminate Flooring to create a floor which feels and looks like timber while being both waterproof and highly scratch resistant. Hybrid flooring consists of a UV coated top layer for durability and impact resistance to prevent wear and tear. A decorative layer to mimic the look of timber flooring, and underneath a water and heat resistant core layer. Finally, a pre-adhered underlay, saves you time and money in installing an additional flooring layer.

Are hybrid floors suitable for wet areas of the house?

Yes! Hybrid floors are completely waterproof and can be used in any area of the house without the risk of swelling or water damage.