5 Reasons Why You Will Love Hybrid Flooring

By: Samantha, Published: February 1, 2023 merseyside Crosby satara hybrid kitchen Merseyside XXL in "Crosby Oak"

If you have been researching hard flooring options for a home renovation or new building project, you will have come across Hybrid Flooring products. There are already so many excellent options to choose from in the hard flooring category so you may be wondering what is hybrid flooring and what are the exact benefits? Well, there are many attributes and here are our top 5 reasons why choosing hybrid flooring for your next new home or renovation will be a decision you won’t regret!

Waterproof Benefits

Hybrid Floors use new technology to combine the best of laminate and vinyl flooring with the benefit of a waterproof surface. Think of all of the positives this can bring to your home. A hybrid timber flooring is now available in wet areas so you can have the same flooring finish throughout your home and you don’t have to stress when everyday accidents happen. Kids, pets and general living mean water and liquids often end up on the floor. This is not something you have to worry about anymore!

Like all flooring, whether water resistant or not, attention to spills is important to ensure the floor looks good for a long time into the future.

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If you have a busy family home, you will be keen 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 a long time. Some flooring requires tremendous effort and upkeep to maintain, which is not always realistic with a fast-paced family home environment. In fact, Aqualife Hybrid Flooring has a lifetime residential warranty, so you can feel safe knowing that its quality is one that we believe in too!

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Low maintenance

Hybrid Flooring is a breeze to keep clean and maintain. While other flooring can need special equipment or products to clean it, Hybrid Flooring only requires minimal energy and time. Like any other hard flooring, such as laminate flooring or timber flooring, keeping dirt at bay through regular vacuuming or sweeping is ideal. For Hybrid Flooring, this method is also adopted- but there’s no need to use additional wax or polishes, with a damp mop all that’s necessary.

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Beautiful to look at

So we know that it is waterproof, easy to clean, superior quality and has a lifetime warranty, but very importantly, it also looks beautiful. There are so many beautiful timber-look Hybrid Flooring tones to choose from that this may be your biggest problem – which one to select?

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How to clean hybrid flooring

Hybrid flooring, like all flooring, requires maintenance to ensure it lasts for years to come. Residual grit, sand and dirt can lead to wear on hard flooring or stains on carpet. Ensure the floors are regularly swept or vacuumed and try to encourage a “shoe-free” home to minimise the transference of the outdoors in on shoes! For more care tips you can read our Hard Flooring Care Guide.

What are the benefits of hybrid flooring?

There are many benefits of hybrid flooring that make it a great flooring choice. It looks fantastic, with many authentic timber-look styles available. It’s also durable, easy to clean and some products can be installed in wet areas.

What are the benefits of a professional flooring installer?

Deciding what new flooring you will install at home is a big deal! There is a lot to consider and it’s an investment which is why it’s important to get the installation done by the professionals- they know what they are doing and are incredibly knowledgable. They have all the right tools,  they can problem solve, drawing on years of experience and get things done promptly. Each Flooring Xtra store has its own professional installers so you can relax while the experts get the job done!


Disclaimer: In some states of Australia, the building regulations for Vinyl Planks, Vinyl Tiles and Hybrid flooring varies. Meaning they may not be suitable for areas requiring water resistance, such as bathrooms and toilets. We advise to always ask your local Flooring Xtra store for the correct advice regarding the local regulations. We also advise to follow the manufacturer’s recommended installation instructions and guidelines, not following the instructions could make the product not fit for purpose, for the area it’s being installed into and void your product warranty. To ensure you get the appropriate product for those areas, please contact your local Flooring Xtra store.

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Our Product Coordinator Sam knows a thing or two about carpet and hard flooring. Her expert knowledge ranges from specific material details, product technology and trends to what products work best and where. In other words, Sam’s practical advice and insights are worth their weight in gold! Sam’s favourite product is Nordic Dusk carpet because it’s like stepping onto a plush haven of softness. It’s also elegant and luxurious underfoot!

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From inspiration to installation and beyond, Flooring Xtra are here to help. If you’re uncertain what product will work best in your home or fit your budget the team are delighted to assist. Choosing new flooring is a big decision so whether it’s hard flooring or carpet you’re looking for, know that Flooring Xtra will have the perfect option for you! VISIT your nearest store