How to Choose the Right Colour Flooring

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So you’ve decided it’s time to update your floors. But this decision is just the first of many you’ll need to make. What type of flooring should you choose – engineered timber floorboards, carpet, vinyl, hybrid vinyl tile. Your options are wide and varied.

So too are your options when it comes to the colour of your chosen flooring. You need to consider the environment of your home and the room or rooms you’re re-flooring, as well as the look you hope to achieve. Factors such as your existing furnishings and room sizes will also come into play.

How to Choose the Right Colour Flooring

Your flooring is a room’s foundation and it is a vital element of your interior design. Your chosen flooring will impact the overall aesthetic of your home and you need to make your selection based on how it will complement your walls, furnishings, and decor.

What do you want to achieve?

  • Warm and Cosy
  • Light and Airy
  • Moody
  • Classic
  • Contemporary
  • A single floor throughout your home, or a room-by-room approach that works seamlessly
  • Consider the Size of your Room

Lighter coloured flooring will work to open up a room and make it appear larger than it is; a darker floor will have the opposite effect. Also note that unified flooring throughout your home creates streamlined flow, whereas mixing your flooring types (e.g. engineered wood flooring coupled with carpet) has the effect of creating separate zones within the home.

  • Consider the Light

This includes both natural and artificial light. As light evolves throughout the day (especially natural light), the colour of your floors will also alter and gradually evolve. You should compare samples you’re interested in in the morning, at midday, in the afternoon, and at night under your artificial light to determine exactly how it will look. If you have little natural light, choose lighter flooring to brighten your room. On the other hand, if your room gets abundant natural light throughout the day, a darker floor (providing rooms are not small) can evoke a dramatic effect.

  • Consider the Impact of Colour

Colour creates a mood. Flooring is a very effective tool to create a specific atmosphere within a room or a home.

    • Dark floors with white walls can be very effective through contrast and widen a room.
    • Dark floors with dark furniture and walls can be sombre and minimising.
    • Dark walls and floor with a light ceiling provide a light-and-shadow effect
    • Dark furniture on a light floor can be airy.
    • Light walls and floors will widen a room but may look sterile.
    • Dark walls with a light floor will draw the eye horizontally.
    • A light floor and ceiling with a dark feature wall will make a room look and feel smaller.
  • Consider your Room’s Context

Don’t make the mistake of considering only an empty room when you choose your flooring. Select your flooring hue to complement rather than compete with your decor.

This includes:

    • Your room’s purpose
    • Your furniture
    • Your wall colour/s
    • Your window dressings
    • Will you use rugs?
    • Do you have statement artwork or other pieces to display?

Ideas Include:

  • Black timber or engineered wood flooring for a contemporary, classy, and luxurious or urban aesthetic.
  • Light or light wood flooring finishes for a coastal beach feel.
  • Choose Norwegian pine or light maple in whitish hues for a bright and contemporary effect.
  • Brown floors are earthy and rustic.
  • Yellow/beige flooring is an optimistic and modern look – think maple, beech, or light oak timber colours.
  • Reddish tones are warm and harmonious.
  • Grey floors are peaceful and chic and can make classic furnishings appear more contemporary.

Ultimately, the colour, style, and finish of your floor will set the tone for your home – so you want to get it right from the outset. That’s why you need to visit Impact Floors.

Visit Impact Floors

Come to Impact Floors today and speak to the experts in all things relating to your floors! We have the creative insight, experience, and friendly approach to offer the right advice and guide you on how to best renovate your floors to achieve the look and functional result you seek.

For flooring solutions from timber floorboards to hybrid vinyl, carpet, and more, don’t hesitate to call or visit – we look forward to meeting you and helping you revamp your floors in 2020!

Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.

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How to Plan your Reno in the Holidays!

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Are you thinking of renovating and revamping your home?

Your home is your haven, and giving it a new lease on life is a great investment, both to add monetary value to your house itself as well as to enhance your home’s liveability and appeal overall.

Whether you intend to add an extension, rebuild an area of your home, or simply revamp your space with a fresh coat of paint and some new engineered timber flooring to update its aesthetic, it’s an exciting, yet potentially overwhelming, undertaking.

Planning is Key!

Any renovation, large or small, is going to take a lot of planning and you need to have a clear vision and a concise plan of action before you even think of getting started. This means following a practical timeline that incorporates your vision, early insights, measurements, design, project planning, hiring trades, and executing your renovation.

The summer holidays are a great time to plan your renovation! You may decide to simply make your plan during the break or to execute a previously-made plan while you’re on holidays from work. Both will work – as long as you have planned ahead. It’s the time of year we’re almost all feeling most relaxed and positive; you have time off work to unwind and focus – and this is the mindset you need to be in to make great decisions and get your renovation planning sorted out.

Renovating: What to Consider

Before you get the ball rolling on your renovation, you need to make a comprehensive plan.


  1. Concept Design: Do this well in advance – begin even as long as a year before you’re ready to begin renovating. Browse websites and magazines for inspiration, as well as being inspired by homes you love of friends and family. Take inspiration from your favourite colours, season, vacations, and even styled rooms in travel blogs or similar. Instagram and Pinterest are fantastic, accessible social media platforms which are a cornucopia for inspiration when it comes to architecture, design, and styling. Collate images you love and create a mood board (physical or virtual) to put it all together. Tip the colour you see in images isn’t the same in realtiy so make sure you check out samples of the products you like to ensure the colour is correct, saves lots of heartache in the long run!
  2. Visit Showrooms: Do this at least six months prior to your planned start-date for renovating. By now you should have a clear vision for your renovation. Check out everything you’ll need – from walls to windows, engineered timber flooring to tapware, light fittings to furniture. Compile a wishlist including prices and lead times, erring on the side of caution for both.
  3. Set your Budget: And stick to it! What can you afford? What are you willing to spend? How much are you willing and able to borrow? Work within your budget – and know that there are affordable options that can translate to stunning results. Modify your concept to suit your budget and shop around for great deals from local suppliers.
  4. Arrange your Trades: Seek at-home consultations with architects, designers, and specialists, particularly if you are renovating a kitchen or bathroom or rebuilding an area of your home. They can provide recommendations and quotes based on your space and your vision. You will also need to determine whether to use separate contractors for each component of your renovation or to enlist a project manager to handle and oversee the entire job on your behalf.
  5. Finalise Dates: Three months before you commence your renovation, lock in your start date, projected finish date, and send a plan for your project to all interested parties. Factor in unforeseen delays due to everything from inclement weather, public holidays, tradie sickies, and material delivery issues.
  6. Organise Flooring, Paint, & Fixtures: this includes selecting and ordering carpet, vinyl, hardwood or engineered wood flooring; tiles, splashbacks, and the like. Soon thereafter, you’ll need to do the same for your tapware and fixtures, light fittings, handles, and appliances such as dishwasher, range hood, oven, and refrigerator. You’ll also need to book painters a month in advance of the completion of your renovation so they are available when you are ready for them. Another handy tip, flooring should be something you decide on firstly because it unpins everything in the house, whilst it’s the first thing to decide on it is usually the last to go in. If you are looking at a floating floor which would be an engineered timber floor or a vinyl hybrid floor keep in mind the skirting boards a kickers from the base of the kitchen need to be left off and they will be the last thing to gon on. Therefore if painting and remodelling a kitchen all that needs to be done first and then the floor will be installed and the tirms fitted ready for you to move back in.
  7. Get Renovating! By the time you commence your renovation, everything should be arranged and sorted!

Choose Impact Flooring for your Reno!

Come to Impact Floors today and allow us to help you bring your vision for your home or investment property to life. Locally owned on the Sunshine Coast, we are very experienced in the Australian flooring industry and, with our friendly, relaxed, and professional approach, we offer stunningly beautiful yet cost-effective solutions for price-conscious and midpoint customers.

Whether you seek flooring for updating your residential, investment, or office space, from engineered timber flooring to carpet and much more, we have the perfect flooring solutions for you.

Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.

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Why Wool Carpet

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When it comes to selecting the right carpets for your floors, the first question that arises is usually, wool or synthetic? While there are pros and cons for each option, there is nothing quite like high-quality wool carpet.

Wool has been used to manufacture carpet for thousands of years. Wool carpeting is renowned for its high quality – wool is a resilient, natural, durable and sustainable fibre that is also luxurious both in appearance and feel. It provides comfort underfoot, warmth and insulation for your home, and absorbs sound. Naturally resistant to fire and anti-static, it even helps you to reduce the energy costs associated with warming your home in winter and cooling it in summer.

Why is Wool Carpet Better?

Ease of Maintenance – Wool is easy to clean and maintain, and there are many homes with wool carpets that last for decades looking and feeling great. To care for wool carpeting, all you need to do is vacuum it regularly and have it professionally cleaned by a reputable carpet cleaning company every 18 months – 2 years.

Lasting Aesthetic Appeal – Wool has a natural spring-back due to its structure; it has a natural crimp. This natural crimp means that it can bounce back time and time again even after heavy traffic use. Compared with synthetic carpeting alternatives, wool will look much better for longer.

Soil and Stain Resistance – Due to the nature of the wool fibre and its inherent natural scales, carpet made from wool is extremely resistant to spills and stains. Dirt remains on the top of the pile until it is vacuumed. Liquid spills are repelled by the natural wool fibres, giving you plenty of time to clean them before they set in.

Flame Resistance – Wool is fire resistant and self-extinguishing. Wool will not ignite in the presence of a flame, but will instead smoulder. Compared with other carpet fibres, wool is a smarter choice as it will not melt.

Natural Insulation – Wool is a natural insulator for your home; it helps keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It is also great in humid areas as the natural thermal properties of wool mean it can take on up to ten times its weight in moisture (without feeling damp). This moisture is released back into the atmosphere when required.

Anti-allergenic – If you suffer from allergies, wool carpet is a great option in your home for your health and wellbeing. Wool fibre is too large to inhale. Carpet is also a better choice for asthmatics, as dust remains on the top of the carpet until it is removed by vacuuming. (With hard floors, the dust will circulate every time it’s walked over).

Sustainability – As long as we have sheep, we have wool! Wool is derived from live sheep and at no risk to the animal; as such, it is a renewable resource with an unlimited supply. Additionally, it is produced without it is the ultimate choice for those consumers who are environmentally conscious.

Choose Impact Floors for your Carpet!

Here at Impact Floors, we have a large range of our wool carpet. The wool used in these carpets is sourced from Farms in NZ, which is the producer of some of the best wool in the world. New Zealand wool is prized worldwide and used in carpets globally.

The quality of wool carpet offered at Impact Floors is second to none – provided at the best available prices so that you know there is the ideal product for your needs and your budget. We also offer custom-made wool rugs if you don’t wish to carpet an entire area.

Call us today on (07) 5443 1295 or drop into our showroom at 73-75 Wises Road, Maroochydore, Qld.

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Top Tips For Choosing Your Carpet

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There’s nothing quite like replacing old, scruffy, threadbare or grubby carpet with brand new flooring, and fresh new carpet remains a very popular flooring option throughout Australia. New carpet that is of high quality instantly lifts a room, giving it warmth and a cosy feel, softening its aesthetic and making for a very comfortable space.

But selecting your new carpet can be daunting. What type of carpet material should I choose? What colour carpet will work best for my home?

Here are some simple tips to help you choose the right carpet for your home and lifestyle:

  • Consider your Lifestyle: your lifestyle and family will be a huge determining factor for the type of carpet you choose. A couple with no pets or children will have very different requirements than a family with young kids and indoor pets. For example, those who require a more hardwearing, sturdy and durable carpet will be better selecting a hard twist cut or textured loop pile in a darker colour. Entertainers will also need to consider the tone and durability of their carpet choice.
  • Consider the Fibre Type: there is an array of options when it comes to the fibre from which your carpet is manufactured. These include 100% wool, wool-nylon mix, and synthetic fibres of numerous types including nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and others.

Wool is the most commonly-used natural fibre in carpet. (Other natural carpet fibres include but are not limited to cotton, coir, sisal, silk, jute and seagrass). Wool is durable and is initially stain resistant. Synthetic fibres are far superior for carpet when it comes to general stain resistance and ease of care. Synthetic carpets are also durable, in particular nylon, and nylon carpet is great in high traffic areas. Synthetic fibre carpets are also generally more affordable than natural fibres.

Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) is a great, modern carpeting option. Flexible and durable and can be specially treated to increase resistance to stains. It lasts a long time, is easy to clean, and is resistant to soil and dirt. Solution Dyed Nylon carpets are also anti-static treated. It’s a fantastic carpet flooring option that looks great and is easy to maintain for a long time.

Consider the Pile: the term “pile” refers to the density and pattern of the fibres within a carpet.

  • Loop pile – these textured carpets have loops of yarn; they don’t show footprints at all and are great for high traffic areas. Loop pile is available in two main types: Sisal has straight rows and different patterns; Multi-Level Loop Pile has fibre loops of varying heights and is extremely durable
  • Cut pile- this style is manufactured by cutting the carpet yarn loops – the resulting pile is upright and appears more formal and luxurious than a loop pile. Cut pile may be of three types. Plush is soft, thick and velvety, it is slightly twisted and shows footprints. Twist is highly twisted in design and lies in many different directions; it is hardwearing and ideal for areas of heavy traffic. It has a texture which doesn’t show footprints.  Frieze has a long pile with a shaggy, less formal appearance; it is incredibly durable.

Consider the Colour – understand the impact of carpet colour. Light colours expand the appearance of a room, while darker tones give an effect of cosiness. A subtle blend of neutral tones is a good option to get the best of both worlds and minimise the appearance of stains.

You also need to understand that the carpet will appear lighter when installed and it will also fade over time, especially in rooms that are exposed to the sun. As a result of this, it’s recommended that you select a carpet a shade or two deeper than your ideal option.

How Does it Feel? Do you like to lounge on the floor? Do you have kids who play on the floor? Make sure your carpeting choice feels comfortable and is denser. Also, check ratings – carpet for stairs should be rated as such, as should carpet for heavy duty areas have the appropriate rating.

Current Carpet Specials at Impact Floors

Impact Floors currently has some fantastic carpet promotions on the following products:

Visit Impact Floors Today

Impact Floors is an Australian, local family-owned Sunshine Coast business. We offer an array of fabulous flooring solutions, from carpet to engineered flooring, to suit every application and need. Our high-quality flooring solutions are ideal for buyers who are budget-conscious to mid-range and we guarantee you’ll be delighted with our products. Take advantage of our current promotions to give new life to your floors!

Call us today on (07) 5443 1295 or drop into our showroom at 73-75 Wises Road, Maroochydore, Qld.


Hybrid Vinyl Promotion at Impact Floors

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Summer is over now, and though the weather is still warm, autumn is here!
Here at Impact Floors, we have a fantastic promotion right now on Hybrid Vinyl. These high quality, durable flooring planks are stunningly beautiful and are available from just $49 per square metre – making them the ideal affordable choice for your DIY flooring upgrade at home!

Hybrid vinyl offers a vast array of benefits, and they are not difficult to install yourself providing you have some know-how and are a skilled home handyman or woman. You also need to have the right tools at hand. While DIY installation of hybrid vinyl planks is very satisfying if you enjoy home improvement projects, Impact Floors does offer a professional installation service (for a fee) – which delivers a fantastic result that is guaranteed.

Benefits of Hybrid Vinyl

Why choose hybrid vinyl planks for your home? The benefits of hybrid vinyl from Impact Floors speak for themselves…

  • Cost-effective: The elegance and sophistication of real hardwood without the price tag and high-maintenance requirements.
  • Quiet: Hybrid vinyl flooring is quiet, unlike some other hard flooring solutions. Our planks are acoustically tested, and the results of this testing consistently demonstrate noise reduction.
  • Stain and Scratch Resistant: unlike hardwood flooring and other products.
  • Durable: Our hybrid vinyl is impervious to the extreme conditions that are inherent to the harsh Australian climate. Our rigid vinyl planks can even withstand direct heat and extreme cold, with the lowest expansion and contraction rates of any similar product.
  • Water Resistant: Our hybrid vinyl planks are impervious to moisture, and as such, can be installed in damp or wet areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries. Your planks won’t ever warp or peel and the flooring surface can be mopped without any issues resulting from it.
  • Eco-Friendly: Real hardwood timber floorboards require a lot of maintenance to retain their aesthetic. Thanks to the unique, rigid construction and composition of our hybrid vinyl, you don’t need to oil, sand or refinish the boards. They are a simple, cost-effective, and lasting flooring choice.
  • Easy to Install: Our rigid Hybrid Vinyl planks click together tightly with no gapping for a smooth and streamlined result. No adhesives are required for installation – all you need is a rubber mallet, and three gentle taps on the end join to lock them into place.

Products we are Offering in our Current Promotion

We are offering the following products in our current Hybrid Vinyl Promotion:

  • Aspire Hybrid Planks 10 fashionable colours
  • Hydromax WPC Planks 14 modern colours

Our planks measure 6.5mm – 7.5mm in thickness and are nice and long, at 1800mm in length. These are much higher in quality and cost-effectiveness than the planks you can buy elsewhere.
The Aspire Hybrid Flooring range is a new generation product known as Rigid Composite Board. It is suitable for installation over Hydronic In-slab Underfloor Heating (but not other underfloor heating products).

Tips for DIY Hybrid Vinyl Installation

Keep costs down – install your hybrid vinyl floor yourself! If you work within the trade or have a good handle on how to complete home improvement jobs, and the confidence to do so, self-installation can be very satisfying.

Jump online and ensure you follow the Manufactures installation instructions

Please note: If you are not a flooring professional you could void the installation part of the warranty.

Take Advantage of our Hybrid Vinyl Promotion

Come to Impact Floors today to discover our Hybrid Vinyl Promotion – but be quick! Visit our showroom on the beautiful Sunshine Coast today to explore our full range of flooring solutions for your home and save money as you find the perfect solution for your home! Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.

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How to find the right carpet types for you!

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Most homes feature carpet in some part of the house, but what you might not know is there are lots of different carpet types available. Even if it’s only installed in the bedroom areas, it lends a soft, cosy, warm finish to a room. It quietens a room, absorbing and reducing sound levels, and it insulates at the same time. This means carpeted rooms are warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

There are various things to consider when you choose a carpet for your home. You’ll need to determine everything from your budget to the durability of the carpet that you require based on its location. You’ll need to decide on a colour scheme to suit your home and lifestyle, as well as fibre type.

Carpet Types

Wool: a comfortable, sustainable, and traditional carpeting material, wool has been used for carpets and rugs for millennia. It delivers a soft underfoot texture and is resilient and easy to clean. It is a natural fibre and no chemicals are used in its manufacture. Wool carpet will not cause static electric shocks. Wool carpets are ideal for homes where a family member suffers allergies.

Solution-Dyed Nylon: this carpet is non-porous, resilient, durable. It won’t easily absorb odours or stains and is non-allergenic and anti-static. It won’t shed or pill.

Polypropylene: this synthetic option is stain-resistant, durable, and easy to clean. It is not as resistant to damage as is nylon, however, it is an affordable option and is ideal for rental property installations. It is resistant to mould, mildew, and moisture.

Tips for Choosing Carpet

  • Consider your lifestyle – do you have children or pets? If so, a hard-wearing carpet with a loop pile in a forgiving colour will work better for you than pure wool, plush pile in a flat, light colour (better suited to a couple).
  • Consider the pile of the carpet – a plush pile offers a luxury velvety finish, while a twist pile is similar but with a harder twist. Plush piles do show footprints. A loop pile affords a textured, more casual look.
  • Understand the impact of colour. Lighter carpet colours make a room appear larger while darker carpets lend a cosy effect.
  • Choose a shade or two deeper than your ideal as most carpets appear lighter once installed, and many will fade over time.
  • Check carpet ratings for grade and make sure for heavy traffic areas and stairs that you choose a heavy-duty rating.
  • Walk and even lie on the carpet before you make your choice! If you and your family enjoy sitting, lying, or lounging on the floor, choose a dense, heavyweight carpet.
  • See more our article here on our top tips for choosing your carpet.

Why Choose Impact Floors for your Carpet?

Here at Impact Floors, we offer a valuable point of difference from other carpet stores. We provide carpets in the Sunshine Coast area that are comfortable, soft, easy-to-clean, and budget-friendly. Our range includes wool, polypropylene, and solution-dyed nylon carpets so that you can choose the right carpet product for your needs and lifestyle. We also offer carpet tiles for home and office use.

Our carpets are supplied by Quest, Tuftmaster, Allied, Prestige and Norman Ellison Carpets. Come and explore our beautiful range!

Impact Floors is a high-quality locally-owned and operated Sunshine Coast flooring company that offers a wide range of superior flooring solutions at affordable prices. We have a fantastic array of quality carpet and other flooring solutions to suit your home, taste, lifestyle and budget. Visit our showroom on the beautiful Sunshine Coast today to explore our full range of flooring solutions for your home – you will be delighted!

Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.

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The Many Benefits of Hybrid Vinyl

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What are the benefits of Hybrid Vinyl? Selecting a new floor for your home brings with it exposure to a vast array of options, and it can be challenging initially to determine exactly which one is going to be right for you. You will need to ask yourself:

  • Which type of floor suits my lifestyle most?
  • Which will look most appealing in my home? (See our flooring trends for 2020 post!)
  • Which is easiest to maintain and keep clean?
  • How will my local climate affect different types of flooring?
  • Which flooring option is budget-friendly for me?

Hybrid vinyl planks are a newer product on the market which ticks many of the boxes that discerning customers seek when installing a new floor for their home, whether it’s for a specific area of the house or for the whole house. These fit nicely into the hard flooring category of flooring products but offer specific benefits to buyers which are not present in some other hard floor options. What are the main benefits of hybrid vinyl when compared to other flooring choices?

The Benefits of Hybrid Vinyl Planks

  • Hybrid vinyl flooring is, quite simply, beautiful. It looks amazing and it feels great underfoot. There are a lot of timber-look styles and tones from which to choose, and the end result looks just like timber flooring.
  • Flooring vinyl plank products are 100% Waterproof. This is due to a unique combination of vinyl flooring and laminate technology, and it delivers the look of timber hardwood in areas where wood floors can’t be safely installed, including bathrooms and other potentially wet or damp areas. You need have no fear of getting the floor wet.
  • Hybrid vinyl is very, very durable. There is no difficult maintenance or upkeep to worry about; cleaning requires little effort, and there are no ongoing costs attached to keeping it in great condition (unlike with a hardwood timber floor). Even if your home experiences heavy traffic, with kids and pets, your floor will still look great and perform well. Slightly damp mop, stains and spills from kids and pets, and even odours won’t be an issue with a hybrid vinyl floor.
  • Hybrid flooring can be installed throughout your entire home, including bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms and even the laundry. This equates to a clean and fresh look throughout the entire home that provides consistency and flows from room to room. The aesthetic is seamless and ideal for everything from more traditional home layouts to modern open-plan living.
  • Cleaning hybrid vinyl planks is easy. Simply sweep or vacuum regularly to eliminate dust and dirt, and use a damp mop to finish it off. There are no special product or treatment requirements at all!

Why Choose Flooring Vinyl from Impact Floors?

With Impact Floors, you know you are getting fantastic flooring vinyl products at the very best prices.

Impact Floors on the Sunshine Coast offers a wide range of high-quality flooring solutions at affordable prices. You don’t need to spend a fortune to have a beautiful, functional floor! We have a fantastic range of hybrid vinyl flooring options from which you can choose, and there is a style to suit every home’s aesthetic. Visit our Sunshine Coast showroom today to experience our full range of flooring solutions for your home – they will suit your lifestyle and be friendly to your budget! Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.

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What Is Hybrid Vinyl Flooring?

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Choosing a new floor for your home is an exciting prospect which can also be somewhat daunting. It requires that you do some research to determine just what the right flooring choice will be for you and your home – depending on your lifestyle, your family, your home’s location and aesthetics, the room itself, your available space, and your budget. Options range from carpet, which adds warmth and cosiness; to laminate for an easy-clean option with the authentic appearance of wood; to timber for a modern, long-lasting result; or bamboo for strength and flexibility. Ceramic tiles are hypoallergenic, cool, and last a long time. Alternatively, you may prefer vinyl for its resilience and durability. Hybrid vinyl offers the best advantages of both laminate and vinyl, with the appealing look of timber.

What is Hybrid Vinyl Flooring?

Hybrid vinyl is an innovative flooring solution that combines the best features of laminate and vinyl. Unlike most other flooring products, it is suitable for installation throughout the entire home. It provides the appearance of authentic timber flooring without the price tag or the drawbacks of timber.

Hybrid vinyl is incredibly durable. It is crafted from a high-density core of materials that include limestone, virgin vinyl, bamboo flour and recycled wood. It is a rigid floating floor that is hard-wearing yet still provides the comfort and warmth of natural wood.

Hybrid flooring a multilayered product that features:

  • PUR surface adhesive treatment for stain and scuff resistance.
  • PVC Wear layer to provide a high level of impact-resistance.
  • Decorative layer that mimics the appearance of hardwood timber.
  • Core layer featuring limestone composite core board and vinyl – this is heat–resistant, water-resistant, and temperature-stable even in extremes.
  • Acoustic underlay for noise reduction and comfort underfoot.

Why Choose Hybrid Vinyl?

Hybrid vinyl is a flooring product that really delivers on its promise. It has both the appearance and performance of timber or laminate flooring without the drawbacks that come with both.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of hybrid vinyl is that it is naturally waterproof, meaning it is ideal for installation throughout the entire home, including within the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. Timber and laminate flooring are unsuitable for use in these spaces.

Other benefits of hybrid vinyl include:

  • Consistent, seamless, fresh look
  • Durability
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Superior quality
  • Relative affordability

Modern hybrid vinyl flooring comes in a wide array of colours, textures, and styles. It can be installed on almost any subfloor surface.

Update at Impact Floors

Update and brighten any room in your house, or install throughout your entire home, with top quality hybrid vinyl plank flooring from Impact Floors. We have a stunning array of options, from light barn-style wood looks to rich brown tones. This flooring solution provides elegance and sophistication without the exorbitant price tag that usually comes with timber floors.

Impact Floors on the Sunshine Coast offers a wide range of flooring solutions to suit every need. Among our product range, we offer engineered timber flooring as well as hybrid vinyl and other appealing options.

Come and visit our showroom to see our range of flooring choices for your home to suit your lifestyle and your budget! Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.


Step into Spring

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Spring is traditionally the time for “spring cleaning” – opening up the home to let fresh air flow through. Saying goodbye to winter energy even decluttering for a new season and to bring new life into your home. It’s also a great time to undertake an update or renovation! Changing the floor can completely revamp the look and feel of your home, and with such great options trending now like timber, oaks, vinyl or new textured carpet to choose from, you can make your home fresh and like new at an affordable price!

Flooring Update Options for spring

Most people look first to timber flooring when seeking a fresh new aesthetic for their home. Timber is a classy option that stands the test of time and with our beautiful options, there is a style of timber flooring to perfectly suit your home and your colour palette. Our timber flooring includes an array of oaks in colours from Limewash to Ebony, as well as Australian timber species including Jarrah, Blackbutt, and Spotted Gum.

Another popular option for flooring is vinyl. Vinyl is a great affordable option that looks great. Vinyl flooring planks are durable, stylish and easy to maintain, and offer the sophistication of a timber floor with a more budget-friendly price tag and with easy installation. They have a long lifespan and the planks are ready to lay.

When choosing vinyl, you’ll need to consider whether you prefer hybrid or vinyl; hybrid vinyl planks, are long and wide, have a multi-layered construction which provides elegance as well as a waterproof core thanks to a layer of vinyl/limestone composite. Hybrid vinyl is the perfect option for the most impressive timber aesthetic with vinyl’s affordability and low-maintenance requirements. It is ideal for flooring an entire home, including in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry.

Sometimes you just want a carpeted floor – especially in bedrooms and living spaces. Refresh the bedrooms and cosier areas in your home and lighten up the mood for the new season with our beautiful range of quality carpets at great prices. We have a stunning range of carpet products, in various fibres and materials and we can also custom-make rugs for you in any of our carpets on display. There are some gorgeous light greys and creams instore which are ideal for a fresh and bright room aesthetic. We offer advice so you know exactly which product is right for you, from wool carpet to solution dyed nylon and polypropylene carpets. We also have sisal range for custom made rugs to really add texture and natural tones.

Step into spring with Impact Floors

Impact Floors on the Sunshine Coast is proud to have one of the most experienced flooring teams in the industry. You’re guaranteed to be delighted by our range as well as our staff’s expertise relating to timber flooring, vinyl flooring, and carpet. Our focus is on unparalleled customer satisfaction.

Come and visit our showroom to explore your options and discover the right flooring choice for your home and lifestyle. Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.


Cleaning & caring for your floors: Maintenance

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Your beautiful new floor has completely transformed the appearance of your home. The trick now is to keep it looking as good as it did the day it was installed! Let’s face it; your floors are an investment, and caring for your floors is as important as caring for any other investment. It pays in the long term.

Proper floor maintenance will be dictated by the type of flooring you have. Carpet, timber, laminate, hybrid vinyl and vinyl – all require a different approach to cleaning, care, and maintenance.

Floor Maintenance – Keeping it Up to Scratch

Floor maintenance involves both regular maintenance practices and preventative care. The basics of this include:

  • All external entrances should have dirt-trapping, colour-fast mats placed to absorb excess moisture from shoes and keep the majority of outside dirt and grit off the internal floors. These mats need to be cleaned regularly.
  • Use protective floor coverings when moving heavy furniture. Avoid dragging and sliding appliances or furniture across your floor.
  • Sweep your floor or vacuum (bristles down for a non-carpeted floor) regularly to eliminate grit and other objects that may scratch the floor.
  • Wipe up spills promptly. Know how to remove the more common spill types (red wine, white wine, coffee, blood, pet and child stains, etc) effectively from carpet.
  • Use the proper products for cleaning floors as recommended by the manufacturer or supplier.
  • Have damage to floors professionally repaired promptly.

How to Clean Your Floors

Never use abrasive cleaners, scourers, scouring powders, or steam mops on your floor

Carpet: vacuum carpets at least twice weekly to remove grit and surface litter. You need to focus particularly around doorways and skirting boards as these are where insects first move in. Have a professional steam clean EVERY TWO YEARS not annually as this destroys the carpet fibres.

Timber: sweep or vacuum (bristles down) frequently, and soak up spills quickly as they occur. Mop with a slightly damp mop.

Laminate and Vinyl: laminate floors have a sealed surface which minimises allergies. They can be cleaned with a microfibre mop. Clean laminate slightly damp or dry, but not wet. Use a specialised cleaning product.

Caring for Your Floors

Caring for floors also depends on the type of floor you have.

Knowing the right steps for cleaning floors is crucial to getting the best from them. If you’re thinking of updating your floors or need advice on caring for your floors, please don’t hesitate to visit us in our showroom at 73-79 Wises Rd, Maroochydore. We have loads of great options to suit your home and your lifestyle, and we know exactly how your floors can best be maintained and cared for. You can also contact us online or call us for more information on (07) 5443 1295.