Are you looking for flooring that combines the look and feel of solid wood with the best technical features of luxury vinyl planks? Then, take a look at hybrid tiles flooring!
This cutting-edge flooring allows you to enjoy the look of natural wood without the cost or maintenance.
Hybrid Tiles Flooring – What is it?
Hybrid flooring, also known as the “future of flooring,” combines the best features and qualities of laminate and vinyl to produce durable, rigid flooring that is as functional as beautiful. The result is a highly long-lasting, hardwearing, visually stunning floor made from multiple layers pressed together.
What are the Different Layers of Hybrid Flooring?
Hybrid flooring is made up of several layers:
Attached Cork Backing – Some designs include a pre-adhered acoustic backing for exceptional acoustics and underfoot comfort (it also decreases installation costs).
Rigid Inner Core: A cutting-edge layer with a waterproof and temperature-resistant limestone composite core board.
Design Layer – A layer that mimics the realistic textures and styles of natural wood.
Wear Layer – A UV-treated layer that adds durability and resilience.
What are Some Benefits?
With its lovely appearance, hybrid flooring receives positive feedback and provides many advantages.
One of its most significant advantages is that hybrid flooring is waterproof. A plank of hybrid flooring can withstand submersion in water for up to a week without swelling. Furthermore, a quick wipe-down would have no effect!
This feature makes it ideal for rooms with high moisture levels or a high risk of spills, such as laundries, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, and entryways. It is also ideal for commercial applications and high-traffic areas of your home.
Because of the limestone composite core board, it is not only 100% waterproof, but it can also withstand direct heat and extreme cold. Even with underfloor heating or temperature fluctuations, the boards expand and contract only slightly.
This means your flooring will not lift, crack, or buckle as the temperature changes.
Hybrid flooring is suitable for DIY installation and requires little equipment, thanks to its user-friendly tongue and groove technology.
Do you have children or pets and require pet-friendly flooring? The importance of long-lasting flooring becomes clear. Hybrid floors are made with rigid core technology, making them resistant to UV light, stains, dents, and scratches, making them an excellent choice.
Well-Suited for the Extreme Weather of Australia
The multi-layered construction of hybrid flooring makes it well-suited to Australia’s harsh sunlight and extreme temperature changes. Whereas some flooring types may shrink or expand in these conditions, hybrid flooring is designed to maintain its integrity regardless of the requirements.
Hybrid flooring is a stunning appearance similar to traditional hardwood because it uses unique technology to mimic solid timber edges, variations, and textures.
Tips to Maintain Your Hybrid Flooring
After your hybrid flooring has been installed, it’s crucial to keep these pointers in mind:
- Dust, mop, and vacuum your floor regularly to remove any dirt or debris.
- Use hardboard runways or an appliance hand truck to move any furniture onto the floor.
- Use drapes or blinds to block the sun during peak hours to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
- Non-staining mats should be used (rubber may cause the floor to become discolored)
- Use entrance mats to prevent debris from being tracked onto your hybrid flooring.
- When vacuuming, turn off the beater bar and avoid using electric brooms.
- Spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible.
- Avoid using harsh cleaners or chemicals.
We hope this guide helps you make an informed decision when choosing the right type of tile for your floor. We’re always happy to answer questions and hear feedback.