Hybrid Flooring Brisbane

Hybrid Floors at CQ Flooring Brisbane:

Hybrid Floors have become a widely preferred choice in Brisbane, when it comes to flooring options. And the reason for this is not surprising at all! Not only do they mimic the look and feel of a hardwood floor, they also offer the added advantages of being moisture and scratch-resistant, which adds to their durability. In fact, they combine the benefits of both vinyl and laminate flooring into one high-performance floor!

Due to its waterproof and scratchproof nature, hybrid floating floors make for an ideal choice for practically all rooms. You could use it in your living room, study, bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms, as a uniform flooring across your home. As versatile as they are, hybrid planks are also easy to install. You could choose to install them over your existing floor tiles, and enjoy the savings on both labour and installation costs.

CQ Flooring Brisbane has a great selection of hybrid laminate flooring in different colour options, to help you achieve the desired hardwood floor look for your space. You could pick from the warm tones of Spotted Gum or Natural Blackbutt, the rich tones of Moody Oak or even the cooler tones of White Rustik Oak or Pale Silver. You could come by at any of our showrooms near Brisbane from Monday to Saturday, between 9am to 5pm to browse through our comprehensive range in person. You could also test our waterproof hybrid flooring for yourself, before you consider going for a hybrid floor installation at your place.

And in the meantime, you could go through the information we have compiled below, to better understand what is hybrid waterproof flooring, and whether it would be a good choice for you.

Products Catalog

$55.00$39.60 per SQMs incl. GST
Pale Silver Oak Hybrid Flooring-1474
Pale Silver Oak
Grey Country Oak
Moody Oak
Harmony Natural Oak
Blond Warm Oak
Carbon Oak
Grey Shadow Oak
White Rustic Oak
Natural Oak
Smoked Oak
Natural Blackbutt
Warm Spotted Gum
Natural Spotted Gum
Coastal Blackbutt
230mm - 180mm / 1524mm / 7mm
$55.00$39.60 per SQMs incl. GST
NSW Spotted Gum Hybrid Flooring-4118
NSW Spotted Gum Hybrid Flooring
Royal Harmony Oak
Maize Natural Oak
Blond Royal Oak
Mountain Rustic Oak
Mountain Royal Oak
Grey Royal Oak
Bleached Washed Oak
Sandy Oak
Natural Blackbutt
1800mm / 228mm / 9.5mm
Boston Oak-133086
Aspire Warm Springs
Barn Smoked Oak
Golden West
Warm Spotted Gum
Natural Spotted Gum
Coastal Blackbutt
Warm Blackbutt
1800mm / 223mm / 6.50mm

How are Hybrid Floors different?

As mentioned earlier, hybrid floorboards are a combination of both vinyl and laminate flooring. They are made by moulding multiple layers of PVC and PUR together and adding a surface decorative layer that mimics the look of stone or hardwood floors, using high definition, printed imagery. While the PVC layer provides strength as well as water and impact resistance, the PUR layer adds stain and scuff resistance, making it super easy to clean. All of these contribute towards making hybrid laminate flooring among the most preferred floating floor options in the country.

CQ Flooring Brisbane, we also apply a 1.5mm high-density rubber acoustic underlay to all our hybrid planks, for better sound absorption, reduced echo and increased comfort. Hybrid therefore is an ideal choice for those desiring the timber flooring look, but with enhanced features.

Reasons to Consider Hybrid Floors

Hybrid flooring is among the most recent flooring innovations in Australia, as would be evident from the many customer reviews from Australia. But as experts in this industry, we are confident about the quality of hybrid flooring planks we sell. Given its waterproof nature and enhanced durability, it is also possible to have it installed throughout your interior, including in high spill areas such as bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and the living areas, for a beautiful and seamless look – the first rigid floating floor in Australia that makes this possible.

Hybrid floorboards are also easy to install. Being thinner than most other floating floorboards, it is easy to lay them over existing tiles, reducing the time and labour on installation. This is something you’d find in practically all hybrid flooring reviews that you might read!

As one of the first few companies to bring hybrid flooring to the Brisbane market in 2017, we have used it in one of our showrooms in Altona North, Melbourne, where we have laid more than 300 m2 of beautiful hybrid flooring. This is how confident we are about our product! After having used it for over two years, this is our very own hybrid flooring review in Australia:

  • No dent or scratch. Not even one!
  • No water damage, despite customers walking in with wet footwear on rainy days!
  • No impact to the floor due to temperature fluctuations or humidity.

This has got to be among the largest testimonials for hybrid floors, and if you are considering this option, we invite you to connect with our experts over a call, to discuss your requirements.

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Wood Flooring

Hybrid laminate flooring makes a great option for those who like the look of timber or stone floors, at a fraction of the cost. Not only does it look great, it is also quick and easy to install. Moreover, it is waterproof and durable, and does not require any heavy-duty maintenance, which can be a boon for homes with children or pets.

Having said this, there are also some cons about this option:

  • It isn’t as hard wearing as concrete or tiles, and could scratch or dent easier in comparison to those
  • It has a more sensitive click system
  • Its colour might fade when exposed to prolonged periods of harsh sunlight
  • More expensive than basic vinyl or laminate flooring

As with any flooring, it is important to check for the quality and credentials of your flooring supplier. We recommend that you be extra diligent about hybrid flooring on sale, or promos advertising cheap hybrid flooring in Brisbane!

Installation Cost for Hybrid Flooring in Brisbane:

The installation cost would vary on multiple factors, such as the size of the room, the subfloor condition and preparation, whether or not the earlier floor needs to be removed as well as skirting board removal and type of installation (Drop Lock or Valinge 5G!)

Which is the best hybrid flooring brand in Brisbane?

At CQ Flooring, we have invested a lot of time to research various available options, and have also showcased most brands at our showrooms. We welcome you to visit any of our showrooms and explore our wide range of hybrid floorboards. Our team will be happy to assist you in shortlisting the best flooring solution for your needs and space.

There are a few considerations that you could keep in mind, while shortlisting hybrid floor options:

there are three available sizes of hybrid flooring in the market; 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8 meters roughly. The perfect length for hybrid flooring is about 1.5 cause it is not too short to have too many join lines in a hallway or living area also not too long to put too much pressure on the joins due to being very heavy.
the best click system for hybrid flooring specially when the width is more than 180 mm is 5G. 5G will lock the boards regardless of the external pressure direction as not always the pressure is from up to down but sometimes when the subfloor is not perfectely level can be opposite and thats when the 5G click performs better.
Obviously the best hybrid vinyl flooring has to look great also feel great when you touch it! that’s right if the floor feel like a fake plastic is better or you can feel the grains when you walk on? the best hybrid vinyl flooring not only have some embossed texture but you should feel exactely what you see. This would need an extra stage at the manufacturing process to emboss the design on the hybrid vinyl flooring surface very accurately.
Some hybrid flooring brands look great but only in small piece samples! when it is laid though, there are too many lines and looks crowded. This is why we have huge size of all the hybrid flooring samples in our warehouse showroom installed on the wall to help customers to imagine them in a bigger area.
Aspire Hybrid Flooring is one of the best hybrid flooring brands in Australia because:
5-1 Aspire hybrid flooring is one of the first hybrid flooring ranges introduced to the Australian market around early 2017. Since then it has been tested in thousands of projects and not much negative feedback from customers!
5-2 Aspire hybrid flooring has a big range of colors consist of 14 colors including Australian species as well as European oak which means everyone would be able to choose at least a couple of them for their project.
5-3 Aspire hybrid flooring planks length is 1.8 meters which is one of few brands of hybrid flooring with that length available.
5-4 Wear layer thickness is 0.55 mm which is commercial grade and overkilling for a residential application.

Hybrid Flooring FAQs

Below we are going to answer some of frequent questions people ask about hybrid flooring, please do not hesitate to contact us if you still have any questions.

Hybrid flooring is the latest technology in floor covering mixing waterproofness of vinyl and scratch resistancy of laminate.
Hybrid Flooring is a very good floor covering comparing to other types of flooring. For example hybrid flooring is the only water proof product whith click lock system. There is no need to use glue during the installation of hybrid vinyl flooring which makes it easy to install and reduces the cost of the installation.
Yes hybrid flooring is 100% waterproof in opposed to some laminate flooring brands which claim that they are waterproof too! Truth is that there is no laminate flooring which is 100% water proof due to being made from hdf core!
Nearly 95% of available hybrid flooring comes with built in underlay so do not need to buy an underlay separately. Still there are some senarios you may need to use another layer of underlay for example when hybrid flooring is going to be used in an apartment with people living in the lower level. In that case you may need another layer of acoustics underaly which has to be very high density otherwise will be too soft for hybrid flooring. Acoustic underlay is about 5mm tick and is made of rubber which will reduce the impact noise to go in the lower level apartment.
Yes hybrid flooring can be laid over existing tiles if the tiles are flat, not broken and also the grout joints are not too deep. Even hybrid flooring can be laid over existing vinyl sheet, old lino or even timber floors again subject to their conditions.
Hybrid flooring is not 100% vinyl but it has made from mixture of vinyl and limestone powder and that’s why it called hybrid vinyl floor. Reason is to have the waterproofness of vinyl also the hardness of the stone which has givven the hybrid flooring the ability of click lock system which is not exist in traditional vinyl floorings.
As hybrid flooring is made of limestone powder mixed with PVC it does not expand as much as any other type of floor covering.
Comparing to laminate and engineered floors, hybrid floor is not that noisy because of the underlay is attached to the board.
Yes, hybrid flooring needs expansion joints like any other floating floor. Floating floors are not glued down to the subfloor so they will expand & contract with the temperature changes and need expansion joints to be able to move when needed.
Yes hybrid vinyl planks flooring can scratch and dents eventhough it is one of the most durable and scratch-resistant floor covering available in the market.