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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between vinyl and hybrid flooring?

Vinyl plank is 100% waterproof as well as hybrid and can be used in any room including the wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

It needs to be glued down with an adhesive. There is no locking system comparing to hybrid.

The advantage of vinyl plank is that they are Individually replaceable. Peel up and replace single plank with a new one if required over time.

Also, No expansion gap required - can lay straight up to the skirting board without removing. Vinyl plank flooring is more cost effective compare to hybrid.

Is thicker plank better?

Our hybrid is 5.5mm and 6.5mm and our vinyl plank is 3mm thick. We use the maximum thickness wear layer on the market of 0.5mm this makes them very hardwearing. In general the wear layers come in 0.2-0.4mm and 0.5mm this determines the warranty length and life span of your flooring, we give a 25 year residential warranty on the hybrid and 15 years on the vinyl plank. A thicker plank doesn’t necessarily mean it will last longer.

What surfaces can Hybrid Flooring be installed over? 

Homely Flooring Hybrid can be installed over any flat and solid floor. Floor preparation will be required if the sub floor is not solid or flat.

The subfloor must not have any variation greater than 2 millimetres over a 1 metre area. If the subfloor has any high or low points beyond this, they must be levelled prior to installation. 

What is “sub floor preparation”? 

Sub floor preparation is a generic term used to describe any sub floor levelling required for flooring installation. The sub floor is the substrate that the Hybrid Flooring will be installed over, this is normally concrete, tiles or yellow tongue particle board. The preparation normally completed is a self-levelling pour to fill low points, or a floor grind to remove high points. 

Does Hybrid Flooring require underlay? 

No, Homely Flooring Hybrid comes with 1.5mm noise reducing underlay already adhered to the back of the board. This makes installation even easier. 

How much wastage do I need to allow? 

We recommend 5-10% wastage. Some complicated installations with several small areas and multiple angles may require a higher wastage, or an installation with large open areas may require a lower wastage. It is also recommended to have one or two packs left over, just in case a board or section need to be repaired in the future.