Understanding Price Differences in Flooring, Australia

Flooring is an essential aspect of home renovation, with several flooring options available in the market. Each flooring type has unique features, benefits and price points. In this article, DIY Floorboards explores the price differences between engineered, laminate, hybrid and vinyl floor options.

Engineered Flooring

Engineered flooring is made of natural timber veneer on a plywood base. It is more durable than laminate flooring and can be re-sanded multiple times. Engineered flooring is more expensive than laminate flooring but less expensive than solid hardwood flooring. On average, engineered flooring costs anywhere from $75 to $150 per square metre.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is made of high-density fibreboard and is topped with decorative photographic paper that mimics the look of wood or stone. Laminate flooring is more affordable than engineered flooring, costing between $25 and $70 per square metre. Laminate flooring is more durable than vinyl flooring and is suitable for high-traffic areas. Unlike engineered flooring, you cannot refinish it however, depending on the installation process, individual planks can be replaced.

Hybrid Flooring

Hybrid flooring is a cross between laminate flooring and vinyl flooring. A multi-layer flooring material, it combines the best features of laminate and vinyl flooring. Hybrid flooring is more expensive than laminate flooring and costs anywhere from $35 to $70 per square metre.

Vinyl Flooring Planks

Vinyl flooring is made of PVC and is available in tiles, planks and sheets. Vinyl flooring planks are the most affordable, costing anywhere from $20 to 90 per square metre. Vinyl floorboards are also the most durable flooring type, suitable for high-traffic areas. However, vinyl floorboards do not have the natural look of wood or stone and are less durable than engineered flooring or laminate flooring.

Elevate Your Home Today

Ready to upgrade your home’s flooring but need help determining which type to choose? Take the first step towards a beautiful and durable floor by exploring the different types of flooring options and their respective price points on the DIY Floorboards website.

Contact DIY Floorboards today to schedule a consultation with one of our flooring experts and start your flooring renovation journey!