Hybrid Flooring VS. Laminate Flooring
Hybrid Flooring Vs. Laminate Flooring: Water Resistance
Being water-resistant is the most important difference between hybrid flooring and laminate which makes hybrid flooring the first choice for wet areas as it is 100% waterproof.
Hybrid Flooring Vs. Laminate Flooring: Cost/ Price
Price is another important factor, especially in the investment properties which again makes laminate flooring a better option due to its better pricing compared to the hybrid. Normally cost of installation of both are the same. You just might need to spend a little bit extra on the laminate floor as it needs a better even subfloor compared to the hybrid option. Reason is due to the hybrid planks being more flexible compared to laminate boards it can take the shape of its subfloor if there is a minor unevenness!
Hybrid Flooring Vs. Laminate Flooring: Thickness
In a flooring project thickness of new floor is important as it would be better to have it flush or at least less difference against the existing tile or carpet in the bathroom, kitchen and beds and for apartments to not hit the entrance door which is a fire door and trimming it would not be the easiest thing to do. hybrid flooring core i.e. excluding underlay and wear layer starts from 4mm up to 7mm. At the moment the thickest hybrid flooring in Australia’s market is Australian Native Resiplank Hybrid Flooring which is 9.7mm thick including the underlay and the wear layer. Laminate flooring thickness, on the other hand, starts from 8mm up to 12 mm normally. But there is a 14mm laminate flooring made in Swiss called Krono Swiss Aquastop which is nearly waterproof for 72 hours!
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Hybrid Flooring VS. Engineered Timber Flooring
Hybrid Flooring Vs. Engineered timber Flooring: Water Proofness
Being water-proof is the most important difference between hybrid flooring and engineered timber which makes hybrid flooring the first choice for wet areas as it is 100% waterproof.
Hybrid Flooring Vs. Engineered timber Flooring: Cost/ Price
Hybrid flooring is a more cost-effective option compared to engineered timber flooring. Normally the cost of installation of both is the same if the engineered timber flooring is also click system in opposed to tongue and groove.
Most of the engineered timber floors in the market are tongue and groove which needs PVA glue during the installation process. This makes the installation process slower and dearer. Cost of labour installation of a tongue and groove engineered timber flooring is around $25-$30 per SQMs depends on the experience of the installer excluding the subfloor levelling and old floor removal.
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Hybrid Flooring Vs. Engineered timber Flooring: Thickness
Engineered timber flooring thickness varies from 12mm up to 21mm. Hybrid flooring, on the other hand, is much thinner normally 4mm-7mm.
Thanks to new construction techniques as you do not need thick floor anymore as part of your house structure. All the new houses have a concrete slab that supports the whole subfloor and has made the flooring more a cosmetic element in the building. still, some traditional builders recommend their customers that thicker timber flooring is always a better option!
In most of the renovation projects, there are restrictions due to the height of other building elements like existing floors, doors height, skirting boards height, etc. so making a right decision can really affect the cost of unseen issues during the installation even the look and safety of the completed floor!
Hybrid Flooring Vs. Engineered timber Flooring: Durability
Durability is the next major factor that makes the hybrid flooring better compared to engineered timber flooring. As engineered timber flooring is a 100% natural product but hybrid flooring is made by man.
Hybrid Flooring Vs. Engineered timber Flooring: Being Premium and Good Looking
Engineered Timber Flooring is not just superior compared to hybrid flooring in terms of being premium but any other flooring types like laminate and bamboo.
Engineered timber flooring top layer is real wood which makes every piece unique like our fingerprint which you never can get this feature on any of man made products due to the repeat of the design.
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