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What are the prices of hybrid flooring per square metre, and the average installation cost for a room vs a house?

Are you planning a home renovation project and thinking about having hybrid flooring installed in your home? Whether you are doing the one room or would like to have hybrid flooring installed throughout the entire house, you will want to know how much you are likely going to need to set aside. In this article, we’re going to look at the average price for hybrid flooring per square metre – including what it would cost for a single room and the entire property. Read on if you’d like to find out more. 

What is hybrid flooring? 

Before we get into prices, what is hybrid flooring? Hybrid flooring is a great all-rounder when it comes to flooring options. There are two different varieties of hybrid flooring available on the market: SPC (stone plastic composite), and WPC (wood plastic composite). While stone plastic composite is certainly more affordable with greater durability, wood plastic options are more comfortable underfoot. Hybrid flooring is made up of the following four layers:

  • UV wear layer: the UV wear layer is a thin surface coating of aluminium oxide (typically) providing protection from sunlight and scratches to the print layer underneath 
  • Print layer: the print layer is an advanced print, using embossing technology that enables us to replicate the aesthetic appearance and feel of natural hardwood and timber 
  • Composite core layer: the composite layer is 100% waterproof and is made of materials that consist of either stone plastic composite or wood plastic composite (depending on your preferences). This layer is designed to strengthen the floorboards and improve its overall durability 
  • Pre-attached underlay: the pre-attached underlay is a sound-proofing foam or rubber layer that is pre-attached to the core in order to reduce the overall noise transmission. This layer is especially important if you are having your apartment renovated where there is a strict policy on noise reduction. In general, this layer saves you from having to have a separate underlay installed when having hybrid flooring fitted. 

How much does hybrid flooring cost per square metre? 

How much does hybrid flooring cost per square metre? There is a vast range of different hybrid flooring options available to you on the market, each at various price points – depending on brand and quality. However, as for the average cost for hybrid flooring, you will be looking at around $35 to $60 per square metre (for materials only). 

Make a conscious effort to check any manufacturers who are charging below this price point and ensure that there is a warranty included – as they may be of lower quality. 

What is the average price of having hybrid flooring installed per square metre? 

What is the average cost for having hybrid flooring installed in your home, per square metre? The overall cost will depend on the installer you hire or whether you choose to do it yourself. If you choose DIY, then your installation and prep-work costs will be very low. The average cost for installation is generally around the $30 per square metre mark (for floating floor click-and-lock options). As for direct stick installations (nail or glue-down), you’ll be looking at around $40 per square metre, as the installation process is slightly more complicated. 

Another factor to consider is pre-work. For example: if the subfloor is uneven, then a subfloor levelling job will be required, thus incurring extra installation costs. Again, the prices will vary depending on which company or installer you choose to help you with this. 

Most hybrid floors tend to have a max threshold of about 2mm difference across one diameter of the subfloor. In Australia, at least one in three homes will require some form of subfloor levelling when it comes to having hybrid flooring installed. Whether you can save money on this really depends on the condition of your subfloor and how much preparation is required before the hybrid flooring can be fitted. 

Next, we are going to look at the average cost of having hybrid flooring installed in a single room and throughout your entire house. Please note that these are merely averages and should not be taken as gospel. If you want accurate estimations, then you need to contact a reputable flooring supplier for more information – particularly if you need professional assistance for installation. 

What is the average cost of having hybrid flooring installed for a room? 

What is the average cost of having hybrid flooring installed per room? This is a tricky one as it all depends on the size of the room, its layout, and the condition of the subflooring. To give you a rough idea, the average size of a living room in Australia is approximately 25m2. So, if the average cost of hybrid flooring is between $35 and $60 per square metre, a standard living room would cost between $875 and $1500 (for materials only). 

If you are paying for installation as well, at say $40 per square metre, you can expect to pay an additional $1000 on top of that for labour. 

What is the average cost of having hybrid flooring installed throughout a house?

What is the average cost of having hybrid flooring installed throughout your home? Again, this depends on the size of your home. The average Australian home has approximately 186.3 square metres of floor size. Assuming that you are having hybrid flooring installed in every room throughout including hallways, you could be looking at anywhere between $6405 and $10,980 That is under the assumption that you will be doing the entire home DIY. 

For professional installation on top, you can add around $5490 to your bill for labour (assuming that no subfloor levelling is required and that prep work is minimal). 

Bear in mind that having a bulk-installation job done should save you a fair amount of money per square foot. As such, if you do plan to have the entire house fitted with hybrid flooring then you should try and negotiate with your chosen installer for a better ‘per square metre’ deal for a large project, rather than having one room fitted at a time over a longer period.



All in all, hybrid flooring is a quality choice that has many advantages – namely its affordability and 100% waterproof functionality. 

We hope that you have found this article helpful. If you are still on the fence or need some more information – or would like to get a more accurate estimation on how much it will cost to have hybrid flooring fitted in your home – then please do not hesitate to contact us today.