EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
HYBRID FLOORING BASICS
HOW VINYL PLANKS ARE MADE
WHAT IS HYBRID FLOORING?
Hybrid is a combining the best attributes of both vinyl and laminate to create a rigid floating floor that can be installed throughout an entire home. Hybrid is made of multiple layers of materials compressed together for an extremely hard-wearing floor.
WHAT ARE DIFFERENCES?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LUXURY VINYL FLOORING / TILE AND HYBRID FLOORING?
1. Plank Thickness
Hybrid flooring will usually be thicker than traditional LVT. Luxury vinyl flooring usually ranges from 2mm to 5mm, while a hybrid floor can be 5mm or more.
Both a traditional LVT and a hybrid can be installed over sheeting cement and existing floors, but a traditional vinyl will not be as forgiving with subfloor imperfections. If you have any indentions or protrusions, a traditional LVT will take on the shape. Due to the thickness and specialized core, a hybrid vinyl will not change shape and can mask small imperfections.
3. Dent Resistance
Traditional LVT floors are soft and pliable, which means very heavy furniture can possibly dent the material over long periods of time. A hybrid vinyl is dent resistant and a great option for commercial settings.
Due to the engineering of hybrid flooring and beading or skirting required, it is a slightly more expensive option compared to LVT.
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PROS OF HYBRID FLOORING
Hybrid flooring covers all vinyl flooring pros we explained here though, here are the main pros of hybrid flooring below.
Hybrid flooring is suitable for all areas of the home, including areas like bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. You do not have to be afraid of water spillages and hybrid flooring can be wet mopped. The construction of the core of hybrid flooring is designed to withstand extreme temperature changes have little or no effect to it and it can withstand harsh sunlight better than other types of flooring.
2. Easy to maintain and clean
Because of Hybrid Flooring’s waterproof nature, the ability to achieve a consistent and clean look throughout the whole interior is possible. In today’s homes, open plan living is increasingly becoming popular. This seamless look of one flooring throughout the whole home creates a harmonious feel.
If you have a busy family home and pets, you will be happy to hear that Hybrid Flooring is very durable. You will not have to tiptoe around the home, worrying about causing damage and this durability will last for years to come. Some flooring requires tremendous effort and upkeep to maintain, which is not always realistic with a fast-paced family home environment or with pets.