While there are many composite materials used for flooring, few come close to hybrid flooring, which is a blend of laminate and vinyl. The product comprises of multi-layers that are compressed under pressure, which makes the planks strong and durable; amazing finishes are achieved thanks to hi-res digital images that are inserted under the outer protective layer.
The make-up of hybrid flooring starts with a waterproof core with a soft acoustic backing on one side, then a hi-res digital image comes next and a top protective UV coating finishes the product. When you order hybrid flooring online, the product is 100% waterproof, making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, plus there are many different finishes in stone, slate and timber.
If you like a soft and silent walking experience, the slimline acoustic backing gives you exactly that; a luxurious feel, much like cork; if you would like to experience hybrid flooring, search online for your nearest flooring showroom and take your partner so you can both choose the right finish. Failing that, a rep can visit your home and with many samples, you can receive an all-inclusive quote.
Best of laminate & vinyl
Hybrid flooring takes the very best from both laminate and vinyl; laminate flooring is not waterproof and can warp in damp conditions, yet the durability of laminate cannot be ignored. Click here for further reading on laminated flooring.
Diverse range of stunning finishes
- Malay grey
- American oak
- Cream ash
- Smoky tint
- Sterling oak
- Manila oak
- Dapple grey
- Spotted gum
Once installed, no one would guess that your new flooring isn’t solid wood, plus engineered timber is waterproof and does not warp or bend.
The latest generation of hybrid floor planks have a special final coating to protect against scratches, this is in addition to the hard outer protective layer. Care for hybrid flooring is much like solid hardwood, sweeping and mopping on a daily basis. Even though the product is waterproof, you should remove any liquid as soon as you can and with a daily mop, your floor will always look like it has just been installed.
The importance of professional installation
Every bit as important as the product is the installation and when you order your flooring from a top-rated flooring supplier, they have teams of installers who really know their stuff. Substrate preparation is crucial and with a fully equipped mobile workshop at their disposal, your project will be completed without issue and there’s no need to wait, you can use the room immediately. As the product comes with its own soft acoustic backing, there is no need for an underlay.
Hybrid flooring – care tips
Hybrid flooring requires minimum maintenance and is 100% waterproof, providing a durable and silent walking experience; care tips include the use of rubber pads with heavy furniture while keeping a soft brush nearby allows quick removal of debris. Avoid using abrasive materials or products, as they could damage the surface.