If you're looking to instantly refresh, modernise, and elevate your bedroom, bathroom, living area, or kitchen, you can’t go wrong with new flooring.
After all, new floors are a cost-effective and transformative change that won’t cost nearly as much as a full remodel. And, when it comes to flooring options, one of the best choices on the market is hybrid flooring.
Going hybrid means enjoying a versatile, hypoallergenic, and absolutely stunning finish under foot… but there is one challenge. And that’s choosing a colour!
Hybrid flooring comes in a variety of colour and style options that help make it the perfect flooring for any space, but we don’t blame you if you can’t pick your favourite shade. So here’s everything you need to know about hybrid flooring colour options, and how to choose the best hue for your space.
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Hybrid flooring, as the name suggests, is a new flooring option that is made from multiple blended materials (usually a combination of plastic, limestone, and wood). Most commonly, hybrid flooring is composed of four layers:
A pre-adhered backing… to simplify installation and add an extra degree of comfort
A core layer… which helps prevent warping and make the floor water and temperature-resistant
An aesthetic layer… which is usually coloured and/or stamped to mimic true timber flooring .
A protective coating/UV layer… that offers wear and scratch resistance
The resulting flooring is fashion-forward, affordable, extremely durable, and waterproof. This has made it one of the most popular flooring options on the market, and one of our top recommendations.
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Though there are many hybrid flooring colour options - hundreds, even - they generally fall into four main colour categories:
#1 - Brown
Brown is quite literally the most “down-to-earth” flooring colour that you can choose. It’s warm, striking, and easy to maintain, making it perfect for those with busy families or neutral decor.
#2 - Grey
If you want to add an understated, contemporary level of sophistication to your space, you can’t go wrong with grey hybrid floors. Grey floors not only add nuanced elements, but also allow the rest of your decor to shine. What’s more, grey hybrid floors are generally fairly and evenly priced at $30-$60 per square metre. If you want your decor to truly shine, then (without the floor darkening the space or taking away the spotlight) then slate grey hybrid floors may be the way to go.
#3 - Red
Red hybrid flooring will always lend a sense of warmth and harmony, particularly when paired with other warm colours or textures in your space.
#4 - Natural oak
Natural oak colours lend an air of simplicity and authenticity to any space. This can instantly elevate your room and add depth or create space (depending on the tone of your natural-looking hybrid flooring).
You can also create patterns for your hybrid floors that lend a level of unique sophistication. Some of the most popular patterns can include herringbone pattern - which can give your flooring a luxurious, centre-stage feeling, or diagonal patterns, which can give any space a contemporary or industrial look.
Remember, colour can really make or break the overall look and feel of your home. It’s important, then, that you grasp exactly what look you’re going for (and what colour will help you achieve that look) before you make a definite decision.
Do you want your space to feel open and light? Modern and striking? Romantic? Classic?
Understanding what “final product” you’re going for (and working toward that goal) will help ensure that you don’t go astray.
Here, it’s also important to consider what you’re already working with in the space. If, for example, you have a cramped space that you’d like to open up, then perhaps a light natural timber or grey will be the best choice. If you have a ton of natural light, on the other hand, then a darker floor may provide some much-needed contrast and depth to the space.
If you hire an installation team that knows what they’re doing, your hybrid flooring installation should be easy and straightforward, taking only one or two days to complete.
The right professional will:
✔ Assess your space, including its size, layout, and the suitability of your subfloor
✔ Prepare the subfloor, making sure that it’s clean, dry, and free of any possible contaminants.
✔ Prepare the underlay, which can make your hybrid flooring more comfortable underfoot.
✔ Lay and connect the planks.
Once the floor is installed, all you need for maintenance is simple vacuuming, mopping, and sweeping.
To make sure that you choose the most reliable, skilled floor installer, you should:
Research local providers: Check online to see who has the most reviews and the best reputation. You can also talk to family and friends to see who they worked with (and if they would recommend them).
Ask what services they provide: Make sure that prep work and clean up are part of the overall installation process.
Ask if they offer a free estimate: This can help you determine if they’re transparent in their communication and if new hybrid floors are in your budget.
Check for open communication: Is the provider you’re talking to communicative, transparent, and consistent in what they say? If not, it’s a red flag that you’ll have bigger communication concerns once you begin the install.
Worried about price? Check out our NEW Hybrid Flooring Price Guide
Installing hybrid flooring is a great way to instantly elevate, update, and simplify your space. That said, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is the colour of your hybrid flooring. Remember - there’s no right or wrong here. It’s all about the overall look, feel, and final effect that you’re going for.
If you have any questions about our hybrid flooring colour options - or you would like a comprehensive quote - feel free to call us on 0407 983 020. You can also fill out the form here and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.