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Zealsea Timber Flooring are happy to offer you a high quality range of hybrid flooring options at the best price on the Australian market! Hybrid flooring is a type of flooring that is made from a combination of materials, typically a blend of vinyl and wood or stone. It is designed to offer the best of both worlds: the durability and water-resistance of vinyl, combined with the natural look and feel of wood or stone.

One of the main advantages of hybrid flooring is that it is easy to install and maintain. It can be installed over most existing floors without the need for extensive preparation, and it is resistant to water and stains, making it a good choice for areas of the home that are prone to moisture.


Hybrid flooring is also a good choice for people who are looking for a more environmentally friendly option, as it is often made from recycled materials and is more durable than traditional flooring options, which means it will need to be replaced less often.

Overall, hybrid flooring is a versatile and durable flooring option that is suitable for a wide range of applications and is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and businesses.

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Hybrid Flooring

Nowadays, flooring suppliers offer high-quality hybrid flooring options and your supplier has now advised you to consider hybrid flooring to replace your old flooring. Although hybrid flooring currently occupies 23% of the flooring marketplace worldwide, you still don’t know enough about hybrid flooring to make the right decision. 

This article is meant for you!  We’ll briefly have a look at the most important things you have to know about hybrid flooring.

What is Hybrid Flooring?

Generally speaking, manufacturers create hybrid flooring by combining materials. Typically, they blend vinyl and wood or stone. The result is a combination of the durability and water resistance of vinyl, and the natural look and feel of stone or wood. Hybrid flooring is also environmentally friendly and manufacturers often use recycled materials.

Is it Easy to Install Hybrid Flooring?

It is very easy to install hybrid flooring and DIY enthusiasts can easily do it themselves.  Manufacturers have designed hybrid flooring, including hybrid flooring tiles in such a way that it is a floating floor. This means you lay the hybrid flooring above your existing floor without using any adhesives, nails or screws.

It is easy to cut hybrid flooring. You use a ruler and knife to cut one side of the flooring and then snap off the pieces or you use a hand saw to cut completely through the flooring.

Are there different Hybrid Flooring Brands

There are different brands of hybrid flooring and a reputable supplier, such as Zealsea Flooring, will assist you to choose the brand which will be the best for your circumstances.

Marvel SPC

This brand offers soundproofing and high acoustic sound test ratings. A 0.5mm aluminum oxide protects the surface from scratches and UV light.


You can install this brand easily. It offers a soft and silent feel, is 100% waterproof and ideal for areas with high foot traffic.

Godfrey Hirst

This brand offers a double surface layer protection for high impact.  It has a limestone composite core and to reduce the noise of foot traffic, it comes with an attached acoustic under layer.


This brand’s underlay elements are 90% recycled materials.  The tiles click together and you don’t use any adhesives to install the flooring.

Clever Choice

This brand offers a wide variety of finishes and wood grains, including the Australian spotted gum and coastal black butt.

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Flooring

We’ve compiled a list of the most common pros and cons of hybrid flooring to help you decide whether you want to use hybrid flooring.

Pros of Hybrid Flooring

  • Hybrid flooring is 100% waterproof and thus ideal for homes with messy pets.
  • Hybrid flooring cleans easily. You just vacuum or wet-mop your floors.
  • Hybrid flooring is easy to install. The flooring installation is straightforward and DIY enthusiasts find the process easy due to the click-lock system.
  • Hybrid flooring is stain resistant and also doesn’t scratch or dent easily.

Cons of Hybrid Flooring

There are a few cons associated with hybrid flooring.

Initially expensive. Although hybrid flooring is more expensive than laminate flooring, you save in the long run on installation costs and the long life of hybrid flooring.

Some people find that hybrid floors don’t feel like the surfaces they’re emulating. Because of their plastic composition, the floors don’t feel as solid as bamboo or wood flooring.

Hybrid floors require a flat subfloor. The snap-lock system won’t seal tightly if there is an unevenness in the subfloor.


Hybrid flooring costs a fraction of stone, bamboo, or wood floors and beautifully replicates the look of natural materials.  


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