Why is Hybrid Flooring So Revolutionary?

Why is Hybrid Flooring So Revolutionary?

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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.

Want to know more about the product that is making waves across Australia? We answer some of the most commonly asked questions about hybrid flooring below.

What is hybrid flooring?

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?

The hybrid flooring installation process is exactly the same as with laminate flooring. Using a click and lock system, the hybrid boards slide and secure into each other with ease. For an in-depth guide on the process, take a look at our guide to laying laminate flooring.

Where can I get hybrid flooring in Perth?

Hybrid flooring is becoming increasingly popular in Perth and Australia. We have a great range of very competitively priced hybrid flooring available in our Parrys Belmont, Malaga and Baldivis warehouses.

You won’t find a better deal anywhere else!

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About the Author:

Ian is a renowned floor covering expert in product knowledge and installation. He is specialized in all types of floor coverings for many years and his knowledge in the industry is exceptional. Feel free to ask Ian any floor covering question you may have.


  1. mike grantham September 3, 2019 at 11:15 am - Reply

    although it is recommended to leave expansion at vertical surfaces would it be ok to run silicone around rather than remove skirting

    • Ian Minotti October 6, 2019 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Even though Hybrid flooring has a limestone core which reduces the amount of expansion in the boards there is still a possibility of expansion and shrinkage depending on temoerature variation. The advice is no to silicone.

  2. Jason October 27, 2020 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Thoughts on hybrid planks in the laundry area?

    • Ian Minotti October 30, 2020 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Hi Jason. Hybrid in the laundry is a possibility as long as the subfloor is flat and level (new design houses do this) instead of the old floor running down undulating to a drain hole. As Hybrid boards are stiff they find it difficult to join and bend if needing to run down to a drain hole so that option does not work.

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