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Rigid Flooring

Rigid flooring, sometimes known as ‘hybrid flooring’ is the latest hard flooring innovation. Combining the best attributes of both laminate and vinyl, rigid flooring is water, scratch and dent resistant. Rigid is the first rigid floating floor product that can be installed throughout the entire home creating a seamless look.

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What is rigid flooring?

Rigid, sometimes known as ‘hybrid flooring’ is the latest innovation in hard flooring. It combines the best attributes from laminate and vinyl to create an extremely hard wearing floating floor that can be laid throughout the home. 100% waterproof you can now have a timber look flooring in wet areas and not worry about drips and splashes.

Made up of usually 4-7 layers comprising of a protective, wear, design, core and backing layer, rigid flooring is durable, dimensionally stable, realistic looking and quiet underfoot.

Rigid comes in stylish and very realistic decors and not only wood look-a-likes but also stone, concrete and tile looks.

What are the benefits of rigid flooring?

Rigid flooring it truly waterproof. It is the first flooring that is suitable for all areas of the home, including wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries. With rigid flooring you don’t have to be afraid of water spillages and the flooring can be wet mopped.

The construction of rigid means that temperature changes have little or no effect on it almost negating the need for unsightly expansion bars.

With its hard core and protective top coatings rigid flooring is dent, scratch, stain and UV resistant, giving you a flooring that will hold up to kids, pets, harsh sunlight and heavy foot traffic.

Chat to the highly knowledgeable team at your local Carpet Court store for expert tips on rigid flooring.

Will rigid flooring last well in my home?

Carpet Court’s rigid flooring collections typically come with a lifetime residential wear warranty. When installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, rigid flooring lasts well beyond the average time that home owners spend in a property before moving.

Regular sweeping with a microfibre mop or soft indoor broom and the occasional once-over with a mop is all that is needed to keep your rigid floors looking beautiful. Also, no sanding, oiling, lacquering or resurfacing of the floor is required making rigid flooring a hassle free option for busy households and those seeking a low maintenance home.

Where should I use rigid flooring in my home?

Rigid flooring can be used in any room in the house enabling homeowners to have a seamless look throughout. Softer underfoot than concrete and tiles, more durable and hard wearing than laminate and vinyl and waterproof. Rigid flooring is ready to take over your home. Mix up spaces and define areas with different designs including wood look planks, herringbone design or a polished concrete look.

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the carpet court story

Carpet Court was founded in the 1960’s by a small group of like-minded flooring retailers looking to establish a better experience and provide greater value for our customers. Today our flourishing business has 57 stores nationwide with a reputation reflecting our longstanding presence in the market and the thousands of NZ homes we have installed carpet and flooring into over the decades.

We are New Zealand’s most trusted and preferred flooring retailer and work hard to ensure our customers enjoy the process of purchasing flooring which can often be a confusing and stressful experience. Our Customer Service focus has been recognised by winning Gold in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for flooring stores in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards - an area we continually strive to improve upon.