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Hybrid Flooring in Melbourne, Geelong and Canberra

Hybrid flooring is taking Australia by storm quickly becoming renovators, architects and interior designers favourite asset when making a home or commercial space look stunning, comfortable and cost effective.

Hybrid flooring is a terrific alternative to hardwood floorboards as they are nearly identical in appearance with a vast range of colours and wood grains plus have a long list of benefits.

Volare are committed to supplying Australian’s with top quality, attractive, modern and cost effective flooring options which is why we’re excited to deliver new hybrid flooring ranges that are loaded with features and peace of mind product guarantees.

Volare’s range of hybrid flooring in Melbourne, Geelong and Canberra offers a stunning point of difference in the flooring market when it comes to deciding on the flooring for your property.

You can drop into any of Volare’s flooring showrooms to ask the team questions, otherwise you can continue reading all the information below.

Hybrid Flooring Benefits

  • 100% waterproof
  • Embossed surfaces for realistic wooden flooring look
  • Enhanced bevels
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance - wet and steam moppable
  • Pre-attached backing
  • Easy DIY installation
  • Glueless Installation
  • A+ rating for indoor air quality
  • Extra impact resistance and dent proofing

Did You Know?

  • Hybrid Flooring is three times more rigid than LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) resulting in less subfloor preparation? Small subfloor imperfections will not warp and distort your flooring anymore.
  • Hybrid Flooring also has ten times more impact resistance than WPC (a vinyl flooring option which stands for Wood Plastic Composite) meaning less scratches and dents through the lifetime of your new floor.

The layers of each Hybrid Flooring panel

Multi-layer Urethane Wear Layer - Providing protection against wear, scuffs and stains

High-Definition Design Layer - For realistic wood look & feel

High-Density Rigid Core - covers small subfloor imperfections

Pre-Attached EVA Pad - Provides additional comfort and sound absorption

Things to consider when picking hybrid flooring

Is hybrid flooring the right decision for you? It’s worth considering given their array of colours, visual appeal and functionality designed to last.

When you decide that hybrid flooring is the ideal flooring for your project, things to consider are:

  • What will be the best wooden floor board colour for your space
  • Will the hybrid flooring be suitable for children and pets
  • The cost to lay hybrid flooring in your space
  • Can you DIY lay the hybrid flooring yourself? Or do you need a professional
  • What patterns can you lay the flooring
  • We’ll answer all these flooring questions below

Hybrid Flooring Colours, Woodgrains, Shapes, Sizes & Finishes

Volare’s hybrid flooring has an expansive array of natural woodland colours and beautiful woodgrains which will inspire your flooring decision. You can visit a hybrid flooring showroom to get hands on with the rich woodland taupes, light and dark shades of oak floorboards, domestic Australian wood tones or the lighter stone grey or nordic grey timber floor board.

Unlike laminate or some wood-look tiles, Volare’s hybrid flooring is supplied in planks and mostly in a matt finish with several gradings. You will recognise them as long thin rectangles which feature natural wood grain aesthetics, elegance and beauty.

Timber Floorboard Layout Designs

50/50 Offset - The hybrid flooring layout you’re probably most familiar with is the 50/50 Offset layout which positions the start of one tile half way through the one next to it. This classic look will be your safest option as it is a timeless layout.

Herringbone - achieved when positioning wooden planks perpendicular to another plank. Align them alongside one another. A simpler way to think of the Herringbone pattern is a zig-zag which delivers a point of difference in your layout design.

Chevron - Lay the planks on a 45 degree and while alternating the strips. This has a high degree of difficulty given your angles need to be millimetre perfect! A hybrid flooring expert may be the safest option but the DIYer would love the challenge.

Staggered - If you’re after a style that’s closer to the ‘random’ side of design, you can always lay your floorboards in a Staggered layout which involves starting one plank about 20% or 80% up the previous tile. Think of the old lego walls you used to build with long pieces.

If the above hybrid floorboard layout styles aren’t enough you can always get creative and thrown in all sorts of patterns in your flooring - like adding straight lines then filling them with diagonal Chevron style planks. Google ‘broken chevron flooring’ for inspiration.

Installing Hybrid Flooring

Hybrid flooring is built with edges that connect with each other without the assistance of glues or adhesives.

Does Hybrid Flooring Need Underlay?

Hybrid Flooring has an underlay already attached to each board so you won’t need additional underlay. Speak to our in-house flooring experts for further consultation based upon your situation - eg. is it a concrete slab you’re laying flooring on?

Ultimately a flooring professional will be able to do this without hassle but it will be an excellent project for the DIYer looking to reduce the cost of hybrid flooring.

Other things to consider before laying engineered hybrid flooring:

  • Do you have a place to move and store your furniture
  • Is the floor level or will it need leveling?
  • Is there existing flooring such as tiles, carpet or old wooden flooring that needs to be removed first?

What is the cost of Hybrid Flooring

Compared with other forms of flooring, such as polished concrete or traditional hardwood timber flooring that requires nails, time and professional contractors for installation you will notice that Volare’s hybrid timber flooring is affordable, maximises value for money and does not sacrifice visual looks or floor board performance.

You can visit Volare’s timber flooring showroom in Melbourne (Richmond), Geelong and Canberra to view the hybrid flooring prices for each range and style.

Volare sells hybrid flooring by the square metre (m2) and box sizes may vary based upon size, style and manufacturer.

Need more information on hybrid flooring costs? Our flooring team is ready to help you - find your closest timber flooring showroom here.

Hybrid Flooring maintenance

A common question our customers ask is “is timber flooring easy to maintain?”.

In short - yes!

Hybrid flooring is both versatile and durable which can be trusted to remain strong and stable even in high foot-traffic areas without losing quality, visual appeal or performance.

Volare’s hybrid floorboards can be swept, vacuumed and mopped as they are highly water resistant which is perfect for households with small children or pets.

What Next? Find A Hybrid Flooring Showroom

Volare has flooring showrooms in Melbourne (Richmond), Geelong and Canberra but you can start browsing the ranges of hybrid flooring styles and colours here online.

Find the flooring showroom nearby or you can book a free online design consultation.