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    What is Hybrid Flooring?

    What is Hybrid flooring made from? Well, here you will find all the information you need to understand hybrid flooring.

    What is Hybrid Flooring?

    As the name suggests, Hybrid is manufactured from a mix of materials (generally a combination of plastic, limestone and wood flour or bamboo dust) tightly compressed into multiple layers to form next generation timber-look planks.

    The layers of Hybrid include a tough protective surface coating, wood-look décor, tough vinyl wear layer, rigid or semi-rigid composite substrate and a pre-attached underlay, specifically designed for floating installation.

    Most importantly however, Hybrid flooring developed as an answer to those wanting a hardwearing flooring alternative that possessed the look and feel of solid timber. In fact, Hybrid's wood look decors, textured wood finish and extra matte coating, makes this product the most realistic timber look board on the market.

    THE CORE

    Flooring Online offers three hybrid core types across 5 ranges. Visit the page below to find out all there is to know about the construction of hybrid flooring.

    Scratch Resistance

    Both Laminate and Hybrid flooring have incredible scratch resistant properties.

    Water Resistance

    Laminate is water resistant, but not waterproof, unlike hybrid flooring which is 100% waterproof. Hybrid can be installed, without worry, in any area of the home.

    Price

    Laminate is cheaper than hybrid flooring. Visit our price guide here.

    Cleaning & Maintenance

    Both hybrid flooring and laminate are easy to maintain & clean. Hybrid however can we wet mopped without worry, wet mopping is not recommended for laminate. Visit our hybrid cleaning guide here.

    Floor Profile

    Hybrid & Laminate flooring both have a micro-bevel profile.

    Installation

    Both hybrid & laminate flooring are designed for easy DIY, floating installation. However Laminate floorboards require up to one week's acclimatisation in areas that are particularly humid, cold, wet, hot or dry. Visit our Hybrid installation page here.

    Pros & Cons of Hybrid Flooring

    Find out all the advantages and limitations of hybrid flooring

    Extra Matte Finished Boards

    Introducing our extra matte finished hybrid flooring! Featuring a super matte finish, these floorboards have beautiful wood look decors and hardwood textures, resulting in the most realistic timber-look floorboards we’ve seen.

    Currently available in six beautiful colours, these boards are still 100% waterproof and highly scratch resistant, making them completely life proof. Perfect for busy Australian homes with no shortage of kids, spills and thrills!

    Are hybrid floors easy to install?

    Yes! Hybrid floors are incredibly easy to install with the integrated locking system, all you need is a tape measure, guillotine, and a rubber mallet. Read our full guide on how to install hybrid floors. 

    What are hybrid floors made from?

    Hybrid flooring is the result of combining the best elements of Vinyl and Laminate Flooring to create a floor which feels and looks like timber while being both waterproof and highly scratch resistant. Hybrid flooring consists of a UV coated top layer for durability and impact resistance to prevent wear and tear. A decorative layer to mimic the look of timber flooring, and underneath a water and heat resistant core layer. Finally, a pre-adhered underlay, saves you time and money in installing an additional flooring layer.

    Are hybrid floors suitable for wet areas of the house?

    Yes! Hybrid floors are completely waterproof and can be used in any area of the house without the risk of swelling or water damage.