First there was vinyl, then there was laminate. Now, the new kid on the floor covering block is the aptly named ‘hybrid flooring’.
Hybrid flooring is exactly what it sounds like. It is a fusion of two of the existing – and well-known – flooring options that are currently on the market. Hybrid flooring can do what current flooring options can’t, without taking away from the finished look or compromising on that all-important underfoot comfort. Hybrid flooring is a revolutionary new product that gives you the look of hardwood while combining the best attributes of laminate and vinyl floors. It has the rigidity that vinyl lacks, but more to offer than a traditional laminate. The result is a floor that is stylish, durable and fully waterproof.
Why is hybrid flooring so revolutionary?
Hybrid flooring is dubbed as the next generation in flooring technology. Thanks to it being 100% waterproof (not just water resistant), is the first rigid flooring product that isn’t room exclusive. That means you can have hybrid flooring installed in any room in your house, including your kitchen, laundry and even your bathroom.
It is never recommended to install traditional laminate in rooms where damp might be an issue, but the waterproof hybrid flooring works a treat in those areas. Finally, a hard-wearing, hardwood-look flooring that you can keep consistent and lay anywhere in the house!
What are the features of hybrid flooring?
Hybrid flooring is a very resilient floor covering. Not only is it 100% waterproof thanks to the limestone composite core board, but it can withstand direct heat and extreme cold. Even with underfloor heating or in fluctuating temperatures, the boards expand and contract minimally. This means no lifting, cracking or buckling of your flooring as the temperature changes.
The same technology that makes the hybrid flooring waterproof also keeps it odour-proof. Why is this important? Well, the fact that the flooring is odour-proof, combined with the non-scratch surface and stain resistance, makes it perfect for laying in homes with pets.
How do you install hybrid flooring?