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Hybrid flooring is an innovative new type of waterproof flooring, bringing the best characteristics of both vinyl and laminate floors to create an improved floating floor. Hybrid floors are made of multiple layers of materials pressed together and come in a wide range of designs and styles. Hybrid floors are also 100% waterproof and suitable for all areas of the house (including the kitchen, and other wet areas).
The top layer is a UV-coated wear & tear layer, the second layer is a decorative print with the desired design, and the centre is a composite core board that is waterproof and stable. Finally, there is an acoustic backing that increases foot comfort and reduces sound resonance. Hybrid flooring is an affordable flooring option and has quickly emerged as one of the most popular floorboards across Sydney.
Stone Plastic Composite (SPC hybrid flooring) stands for Stone Plastic Composite (SPC), and is made from limestone and PVC. WPC hybrid flooring stands for Wood Plastic Composite (WPC), and is made from recycled wood and PVC.
The difference? Both SPC and WPC hybrid floors are highly durable and stable, however SPC hybrid flooring is slightly more durable and dense due to its limestone composition. On the other hand, WPC hybrid flooring is slightly softer and quieter underfoot.
Learn more about SPC vs WPC hybrid flooring.
The short answer is yes – hybrid floors are 100% waterproof, durable, stylish and affordable. It combines the best characteristics of other types of floors – namely, the waterproof nature of vinyl, the beauty of hardwood, and the durability of laminate flooring.
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However, the drawback is that it’s not made from real timber. Learn more about whether hybrid flooring is any good.
Hybrid flooring is one of the more affordable options despite having many superior properties over other flooring products e.g. waterproof, durable and easy to install. The general prices in Australia as of 2021 are as shown below:
At FloorVenue, we are 100% able to beat any quote on the same quality hybrid flooring product.
The difference between the three types of floors are the materials they are made from. Hybrid, vinyl and laminate are all floating floors, meaning they require no glue or nails for installation but instead rely on click-lock systems. They are all synthetically manufactured, but what exactly is the difference?
Read our Ultimate Guide to Hybrid Flooring.
Read our Ultimate Guide to Laminate Flooring.
You can think of hybrid flooring as a newer generation of vinyl flooring that combines the best of laminate flooring with vinyl flooring.
Maintaining and cleaning hybrid flooring is actually much easier than most other flooring types. This can be attributed to its waterproof nature and high durability. Here are some pro tips to keeping your hybrid floors looking beautiful for years to come.
Maintaining hybrid flooring:
Cleaning hybrid flooring:
Proper maintenance protocol and monthly cleaning should keep your hybrid floors fresh as new for decades in residential settings. Commercial areas like restaurants may require more regular cleaning as necessary. We have an entire article on maintaining and cleaning flooring here.
FloorVenue’s range of hybrid floors come in both SPC and WPC varieties and in a wide range of colours and styles. Our hybrid flooring ranges utilise a rigid plank technology and patented click lock system for higher levels of durability.
We have a large range of hybrid floors in many different designs; hardwoods, European oak and even stone tiles visuals. Interested in a product? Don’t hesitate to contact us for a quick quote!
Marvel SPC Hybrid is an innovative and robust hybrid floor. It is constructed with a next-generation stone plastic composite core and is 100% waterproof. It also has a 6-Star Acoustic Underlay and an additional 0.5mm Robust Wear Layer for industry-leading durability.
The waterproof 8mm Crest Premium SWC hybrid floor is a designer-grade floor with AC4 commercial durability. These are world-class laminate floors crafted with careful embossing and meticulous knots and grain patterns inspired by the most beautiful Australian hardwoods and European oak timbers.
Note: Previously mistakenly branded as Aquafloor laminate.
The Heartridge Australian and Heartridge Natural Oak range provides a luxurious yet affordable way to upgrade you home with a hybrid floor. Featuring 100% water resistance and acoustic performance, they can be installed in any room in your home including wet areas, ideal for the demands of contemporary living. Not only do our planks look good, they are designed for durability. Each plank provides outstanding durability, impact resistance and comfort underfoot, as well as optimal dimensional stabilty with two layers of luxury vinyl plank, and a rigid SPC core in bretween. The Heartridge Australian and Heartridge Natural Oak has a dense SPC core that provides excellent resistance against impact and indentation. To top it all off, we offer a lifetime structural guarantee as well as a 30 year surface guarantee for evidence of its exceptional quality.
The Frontier District Collection is a high-quality hybrid flooring that perfectly suits the needs of modern residential living. It features a low gloss urethane lacquer coating, which provides excellent scratch and wears resistance. The planks also have a PVC film which creates an authentic timber visual that is practically indistinguishable from the real thing.
The Frontier Urban collection is inspired by the latest trends in interior and home design. These wood-grain embossed planks are durable and reliable. This is an innovative, new hybrid plank floor that beautifully mimics the look of natural wood using the latest in HD printing technology. The textured wood grain embossing offers a warm and welcoming feel.
Aspire RCB Hybrid planks are the next generation of rigid core board technology. The core is manufactured from inert compounds that are stable and provide little or no movement. This enables excellent performance characteristics not commonly associated within the hybrid category including water proofing, anti-slip features and lasting durability.
Easi-Plank SPC is a beautiful range of waterproof hybrid floors which are very hardwearing and long lasting. This product is perfect for modern interiors and boasts 100% waterproof attributes to offer the ultimate peace of mind. Easi-Plank comes in Australian hardwood timber designs as well as contemporary oak options.
ICONIC WPC flooring is a visually stunning interior waterproof hybrid flooring product that makes the most of innovative lightweight, sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing processes. Available in both Oak and Australian heritage timbers, ICONIC hybrid floors are the ideal solution for a waterproof and eco-friendly hardwood look.
Hydroplank WPC flooring represents new wood-based composite materials. It is made using renowned sustainable processes that creates a 100% waterproof, durable and beautiful hybrid flooring. Furthermore, the hybrid planks come with pre-attached acoustic underlay to minimise noise transmission.
The array of beautiful colours offered by Hydroplank hybrid flooring includes popular hardwoods and contemporary themes, built just for your design purposes.
Using state-of-the-art multi-layered technology, our Heartridge Highland Oak Hybrid Planks offer the elegance of natural timber without the hassle. They install in minutes, require less upkeep, and come with an extra realistic intricate embossing to create an authentic timber look and feel that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
The Clever Hybrid Superior Collection is an innovative and classy plank that can be installed throughout your entire home. These planks are available in a range of colours to suit your taste and style. Each plank also has a 0.5mm wear resistance layer which gives it excellent durability and scratch resistance, making them an excellent option for any flooring project.
The Clever Hybrid XL Collection is a versatile and innovative plank that is suitable for installation throughout your entire home. These planks are available in a range of fashionable and stylish colours. It also offers excellent durability, as well as slip and scratch resistance thanks to a 0.5mm wear resistance layer.
Ornato Longboard Hybrid Floor is an innovative new flooring solution. The latest in HD printing technology recreates the look and appeal of real timber, while these floors are much more durable and practical for your home.
Ornato XXL Hybrid Waterproof Flooring is the perfect blend of design, durability, and moisture resistant properties. This flooring can be used in any space, even those traditionally considered unsuitable for wood, such as bathrooms and laundries. Ornato XXL Hybrid Waterproof floors are made of high-quality materials, and they can perfectly recreate an authentic timber look and feel.
Ornato Urban is the perfect hybrid floor for a modern home. Our designs are carefully selected and intricately embossed using the latest in HD printing technology to mimic the look of real wood while being more practical and durable. Ornato floors have excellent stability and hygienic properties, are slip and scratch-resistant, waterproof, and easy to clean.
ResiPlank RigidCore is a 100% waterproof flooring range that combines the best features of both laminate and vinyl. It’s made of a highly durable stone-plastic composition. The colours offered by ResiPlank Summit include a variety of timber themes from Australian hardwoods to classic European oak styles. ResiPlank RigidCore hybrid flooring can hold their own against the scuff and rough of life.
ResiPlank RigidCore hybrid flooring is a 100% waterproof flooring range that combines the best features of both laminate and vinyl. It’s made of a highly durable stone-plastic composition. It’s a great flooring option that works for any commercial or residential use.
The Corsica Collection comes in a palette of modern light tones and dark browns. Their elegant appearance allows for a versatile fit in almost any interior design.
The Coreflex range, with an advanced multi-layered system, takes hybrid flooring to the next level by also reducing footfall noise. Furthermore, the waterproof Coreflex hybrid flooring is designed to meet the needs of commercial areas.
Coreflex offers a range of native timber designs as well as oak wood. Inspired by popular modern flooring colours, you will have lighter options like Bleached Marri to darker Kellar Oak.
Timber design comes in our favourite hardwood and oak colours from the popular blackbutt to white wash. Premium durability and gorgeous now comes in one package!
Stonefloor hybrid offers AC4 wear protection against scuffs. Beautiful when installed and naturally sound absorbing through its 8mm composite material.
Marble Design SPC is a premium range of hybrid floor tiles. Virtually indistinguishable from real marble tiles, these offer the same waterproofing capabilities, only more comfortable underfoot and more affordable considering the installation.
Marble Design SPC offers beautiful yet simplistic designs for minimalist and clean interiors. Perfect solution for wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms, or even commercial settings!
Tile Design Hybrid SPC Flooring is the ultimate premium product when it comes to hybrid options. They have AC4 commercial grade abrasion resistance for surface wear and tear on top of waterproofing capabilities.
The beautiful collection of Tile Designs encompass a vast array of versatile colours for your designs.
Aside from waterproofing, Rigid Plank offers slip resistance, fade resistance and comes with pre-attached 5 star acoustic underlay. This gives it a versatile application for almost any residential setting from apartments to units alike.
Rigid Plank offers a wide range of oak and hardwood colours and designs. Whether it’s the rustic southern spotted gum or elegant Stamford, the Rigid Plank range will have it.
Pallas Ultimate hybrid flooring is a 100% waterproof, impact-resistant flooring that provides enhanced comfort and support with noise insulation.
These hybrid floors come in our favourite Australian timbers and oak wood colours. Warm or cool, exciting or calming, the Pallas range will have it. Check this range out!
The Apollo hybrid flooring offer fade resistance, stain resistance, waterproofing and a beautiful range of colours in one package.
We’ve captured the natural beauty of timber in an innovative hybrid flooring that offers surprising durability and impact resistance. The diverse palette of colours offer deep browns to pale yellows and even exquisite greys.
Apollo XL hybrid flooring offers a gorgeous range of timber designs from oak to hardwoods. Combine this with waterproofing technology, fade resistance and surface durability – you have the perfect floor solution for any area of the home or commercial area.
The range showcases a variety of oak colours like reclaimed oak and our favourite hardwoods like Spotted Gum.
Metropol 1500 flooring features a strong, stable design crafted to create exquisite spaces. This hybrid flooring range is super durable and impact resistant.
From the aesthetic perspective, Metropol 1500 offers a range of contemporary and exquisite oak designs. From the soft Cornsilk to dark Burnt Umber, Metropol hybrid flooring will definitely bring a gorgeous timber look into your home.