What is Hybrid Vinyl Plank Flooring
Hybrid vinyl plank flooring consists of multiple layers of different materials.
The top layer is a transparent wear layer that protects the floor from moisture, scratches, stains, and wear and tear. Underneath it is the decorative layer that mimics the look of timber.
The third layer is a rigid core layer that provides stability and strength to the floor. The bottom layer or backing adds extra cushioning and sound absorption to the floor.
Hybrid Vinyl Plank Flooring vs. Traditional Vinyl Plank Flooring
The main difference between the two is that hybrid vinyl plank flooring is rigid, while the traditional vinyl plank is flexible.
Another major difference is how they are installed.
Hybrid vinyl flooring is a floating floor, meaning it doesn’t require adhesive or nails in installation. Instead, it uses an interlocking mechanism to connect the planks and create a seamless surface. It can also be installed on some existing flooring and doesn’t require an underlay.
On the other hand, traditional vinyl plank flooring is glued down on the subfloor and requires an underlay.
Hybrid Vinyl Plank Flooring vs. Laminate Flooring
Hybrid vinyl plank flooring and laminate flooring are both rigid and floating. They are also both composed of multiple layers fused together. The main difference is the composition of the core layer.
The core of hybrid vinyl plank flooring is made of a stone-PVC blend or wood-PVC blend. On the other hand, the laminate core is made of compressed wood fibre and resin.
Why Choose Hybrid Vinyl Plank Flooring for Your Kitchen?
Here are some benefits of using hybrid flooring for your kitchen.
It is water-resistant
Unlike timber flooring, hybrid vinyl plank flooring does not warp, swell, or buckle when exposed to moisture or spills. It is also more water-resistant compared to laminate flooring.
It is durable
Hybrid flooring can withstand heavy foot traffic and is family- and pet-friendly.
It is easy to install
Hybrid flooring is easier to install compared to other types of flooring. It can go over some types of existing flooring so there won’t be a need to rip off the old one, saving time and labour. There would still be a need to prepare the subfloor/floor when installing, like making sure it’s level, clean, and dry. There won’t also be a waiting time for the glue to dry completely like in the case of the glue-down vinyl planks.
It is easy to clean and maintain
Spills and messes happen, especially in the kitchen. It’s a good thing that hybrid flooring is moisture-resistant and easy to clean. Simply wipe away spills, sweep or vacuum regularly, and damp mop occasionally.
It is stylish and versatile
Hybrid vinyl plank flooring comes in a range of realistic wood grains and finishes that work in any home style you’re going for.
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Caring for Your Hybrid Flooring
Proper care and maintenance are essential in keeping your hybrid flooring looking great. Here are some tips for caring for your floor.
- Consider using mats in entrances to prevent tracking of dirt.
- Do not use rubber-backed rugs or rubber-tipped furniture feet on your floor, which could lead to discolouration. Felt protectors are okay to use.
- Wipe spills immediately.
- Use curtains or window treatment to protect the floor from sun damage.
- It is best not to use stilettos or shoes with spikes or cleats on the floor.
- Do not use harsh and abrasive cleaning materials on the hybrid floor.
Hybrid vinyl plank flooring is an excellent option for anyone who wants to transform their kitchen with stylish and durable flooring. It is water-resistant, easy to install, and realistic-looking. It can also add value to your home and increase its appeal. If you are interested in hybrid vinyl plank flooring, visit our website or contact your local Carpet One store today for a free estimate.
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