Hybrid flooring is a fairly new product that entered the market around 2017.
It’s a type of floating floorboard made from multiple materials compacted together, explains
Carpet Court’s National Merchandise Manager for Carpet and Hard Flooring, Brett Talbot.
“Hybrid is made up of a rigid core board, which provides water and moisture resistant properties once it’s installed in your home,” Brett says.
“It’s designed to take the best features of laminate, in terms of scratch resistance, vinyl, in terms of water resistance, and timber, in terms of looks.”
For these reasons, it’s a great, durable product — especially if you have pets or young kids.
Another benefit of hybrid flooring is that it’s fairly easy to install. As a floating floorboard, it can
be laid on most existing flat, hard surfaces.
“I would still recommend having a professional installer come and do it, but most jobs are done
in a day or two,” Brett adds.
Finally, thanks to a thin inbuilt underlay, hybrid flooring can assist with noise insulation.