Should I Use Laminate Floors or Hybrid Floors?

Should I Use Laminate Floors or Hybrid Floors?

Making the right flooring choice is an important step to making a house feel like a home, or setting the right theme for your commercial flooring needs. At CFA Design Floors, we want you to be confident in the decision you make, so you can pick the right product from our fantastic range no matter your needs.

  1. Colour

One of the most important factors is finding the right colour. All the other details are irrelevant if the design of the floors is not appealing to the eye, so make sure you have options that satisfy you in both laminate and hybrid floors so you can make the most educated flooring choice for your situation.

  1. Installation

Hybrid floors have the distinct advantage of being able to be installed on top of any existing tiles on your floor. If you have a kitchen filled with tiles, hybrid floors can be installed directly on top without needing to pull up the existing flooring. If the hybrid planks ever need to be removed, the original tiling work will remain below for future use, and the cost of removing tiles can be avoided.

  1. Water proof flooring

A key benefit of hybrid floors is its reputation for being reliable water proof flooring. Unlike laminate, hybrid floors can sustain significant water or liquid on the surface and be wiped down with no damage to the floors. If there is a high risk of water leakage, kids bringing in mess, or a lot of people tracking water over the flooring, then hybrid may be the choice for your floors.

  1. Price per sqm

As hybrid floors offer universal advantages over laminate such as being highly water resistant, the price is also somewhat higher per sqm. As a very rough estimate, expect to pay upwards of 25% more per sqm of hybrid flooring compared to traditional laminate.

  1. Your flooring preference

At the end of the day, what matters most is your preference and individual circumstances. There is no clear cut winner between laminate and hybrid, as both will have some type of sacrifice, the biggest being price. If you are willing to pay a little more for the benefits of hybrid flooring such as having water proof floors, then hybrid is your go to. If water is of little concern, and the cost of hybrid is not reasonable, then laminate floors are what you need.

In both situations, CFA Design Floors can satisfy your needs. With our great range of CFA iLaminate, and CFA Vaucluse hybrid floors, all locally stocked in South Australia, we can help with whatever you need. To be put in contact with a partnered retailer of our products to receive a quote for our flooring, please contact us here.