How to install Hybrid Flooring
Welcome to our simple guide to installing your new hybrid floors.
You're going to love just how quick and easy it is to lay your new hybrid floors over your existing subfloor.Download Installation Guide
Before you begin, check for the following
• Signs of Moisture in your subfloor
• Leaky equipment, fixtures and seals
• Subfloor is level according to relevant industry standards (3mm deviation over 1m)
• Optimal laying conditions (Room temperature 15-30 degrees)
• Humidity levels (Between 30-70%)
• Appropriate window furnishings are installed
Installing hybrid floors over tiles
Our hybrid floors are designed to be laid over almost any pre existing subfloor including tiles. For optimal performance ensure your existing tiled floor is clean, flat, smooth and level with a minimal bevel. A levelling agent may be applied to grout lines if required.
Maximum Raft Sizes
• 8mm Hybrid - (L) 12m x (W) 12m
• 6mm Hybrid - (L) 15m x (W) 30m
• 5.5mm Hybrid - (L) 15m x (W) 30m
OK it's time to start installing, let's take it step by step
• Pre-select boards that blend best with matching scotia, skirts and trims.
• Stagger boards to ensure a more favourable overall appearance of the floor. When installing boards of random length, ensure that the staggered length is at least 20cm. End boards must be greater than 30cm in length.
• Check door and door frame clearances to ensure that doors will move freely without contacting the floor surface.
• Although floating floors can be installed in any direction, as a rule, they are usually installed perpendicular to a window. Installing the floor parallel to the longest wall tends to make a room appear larger.
• Our Hybrid Floors come with an end drop lock profile for easy installation. Simply line up the butt end of the board with the next board, and drop the board into place until it locks in place. A mallet and tapping block may be required to ensure that the end is fully engaged and locks firmly into place.
Step 1. First plank, first row. Place a spacer 8-10mm thickness to the left and position the plank against the wall. Later, after 3 rows, you can easily position the flooring against the front wall with spacers of 8-10mm
Step 2. Second plank, first row. Lay the short end of the next floorboard up against the edge of the first one, then drop down into place, ensuring it locks firmly into place. Once the board is laid down square against the next, a rubber mallet can be used to lock the board into place, although ensure there is no potential for lipping. Complete the first row.
Step 3. At the end of the first row, place a spacer 8-10mm to the wall and cut the length of the last plank to fit.
Step 4. For a clean cut, the top surface should face down when you use a jigsaw, circular handsaw or guillotine, and up when you use a handsaw or a crosscut saw.
Step 5. Second row, first plank. Minimum length 300mm. Place a spacer against the wall.
Step 6. Minimum distance between short ends of planks in parallel shall not be less than 200mm.
Step 7. Place the floorboard at an angle against the floorboard in the previous row, press forward and fold down at the same time. A rubber mallet and tapping block may be necessary.
Step 8. Second plank, second row. Place the short end of the floorboard at an angle against the previously installed floorboard. Fold down. Complete the second row.
Step 9. After 2-3 rows, adjust the distance to the front wall by placing spacers 8-10mm
Step 10. Last row. Minimum width 30mm. Remember, the space to the wall is 8-10mm.
TIP! Place a spacer before measuring. Cut the panels lengthwise and install.
Lastly, Get Insta Ready
Congrats, you did it! Before you kick back and admire a job well done, don’t forget to snap some photos and share your new floors. Tag us on Instagram @flooringonlineau to really make our day.