Design & Inspiration Why hybrid flooring is so popular right now May 27, 2022 While our first interaction with a space is visual, the first physical contact a person will have with your space is the flooring. It serves as a foundation to the design of your abode and can ultimately impact its overall success. With so many flooring options, picking one that perfectly matches the need and suits the look of your interiors is difficult. One needs to consider several factors before making the final call. Vinyl, Hybrid and Laminate flooring are all great flooring solutions as each offers the visual appeal of genuine timber but without the extra hassle and expense. However, Hybrid flooring has emerged as a new trend around the globe, and now, this innovation is fast becoming a high-demand floorcovering option for the Australasian home interiors market. Hybrid is a fusion of two of the existing and well-known flooring options. It has the stunning appearance of vinyl with the durability and strength of laminate – all available in variety of designs and finishes. The result, therefore, is a floor that is stylish, durable, fully water-resistant and at the same time does not compromise on that all-important underfoot comfort. Hybrid flooring is a very resilient floor covering. Not only is it 100% water resistant 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 water resistant 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 children and pets. In busier family homes with kids and pets where comfort matters, hybrid flooring may be the perfect solution to the problems of liquid spills and their risks. It is scratch resistant and 100% water resistant, and therefore perfect for living areas, kitchens as well as high moisture areas like laundries and bathroom allowing you to keep the style and look of your home consistent throughout. The hybrid floor is a floating floor, that can be installed directly over an existing floor. And because it comes with the underlayment attached to each board, you do not need to spend an additional budget on the underlay. Hybrid floorboards can conceal any wear and tear of your subfloor without dents coming through. Ultimately, it saves time and money. Want a durable, water resistant, affordable and fashionable floor that is superior in quality, easy to tidy up, and lasts for years? Then choose from the Abode Collection at Choices Flooring. Contact your local store to find out more!