How Smithcliffs™ Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring Stands Up To Water And Wear

May 13, 2024


Choosing the right flooring for areas prone to moisture and heavy use is crucial in ensuring longevity, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Unfortunately, traditional options with standard moisture resistance may not withstand constant exposure to water and heavy foot traffic, leading to unsightly blemishes and the need for frequent replacements.

This is where our Smithcliffs Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring comes in with its design for ultimate convenience, safety, durability, and longevity. This hybrid rigid core flooring offers exceptional resistance to water and wear. It’s an excellent fit for low- and high-moisture spaces alike, from the cozy quietness of your bedroom to the bustling chaos of the kitchen.

The Smithcliffs Advantage

Our Smithcliffs Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring is packed with proprietary features and technologies. For example, it boasts DryLuxe technology to safeguard your floors against spills and moisture, allowing it to work beautifully in high-moisture areas of your home.

It’s made with a high-density core for superior stability and durability, allowing it to last longer and hold up better over time. It even features our CrystaLux Ultra wear layer to protect against daily wear and tear, lending to its overall durability and longevity.   

Unmatched Water Resistance and Durability

In areas of the home like kitchens and bathrooms where moisture is a constant presence, it's crucial to have floors that can withstand the rigors of daily exposure to water. Smithcliffs flooring offers unparalleled protection against common household hazards such as steam from showers, spilled liquids, and even pet accidents. Thanks to its innovative DryLuxe technology, this hybrid rigid core flooring is completely waterproof, guarding against swelling, discoloration, and other damage. This flooring not only ensures that mishaps don't compromise your floors but also provides peace of mind by protecting your investment.

Moreover, the Smithcliffs collection excels in resisting wear and tear through its robust construction, including the CrystaLux Ultra™ protection layer. This transparent wear layer, made from a unique blend of minerals and polymers, shields against scratches, scuffs, stains, and UV damage, significantly enhancing durability and aesthetic appeal. Complemented by a high-density core, this premium surface ensures outstanding stability and performance even under heavy foot traffic, making it a reliable choice for both high-moisture areas and busy settings. This combination of features makes it a top contender for maintaining beauty and integrity in your home for years to come.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

This hybrid rigid core flooring comes with our patented click-lock system, making installation easier than ever. Each piece snaps and locks together, allowing for an easy, glueless, and nail-free installation.

Beyond the straightforward installation process, this product is incredibly easy to maintain. Wipe up spills as they happen, and use a dust mop, broom, or vacuum to clean up dust and debris. Clean regularly with a damp cloth or mop with a neutral pH cleaner, not a detergent, as those cleaners can leave behind a film. With regular cleaning and maintenance, you can ensure the longevity and performance of your Smithcliffs floors.

Environmental and Health Benefits

Smithcliffs Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring not only stands up to water and wear but also offers multiple environmental and health benefits. Choosing an eco-friendly and health-conscious option benefits the environment and ensures that it won’t pose a threat to your health or safety.

These premium planks are 100% PVC-free, which means they do not contain any harmful chemicals released during manufacturing. Since PVC is a known toxin that can negatively impact the environment and human health, this is an eco-friendly pick.

In addition to its PVC-free construction, they have a built-in antimicrobial protection making it the ultimate worry-proof flooring option for you and your family. 

Furthermore, this flooring has earned the GREENGUARD Gold Certification for its low chemical emissions. This certification requires flooring to undergo rigorous testing and meet some of the most stringent standards for low chemical emissions.

Popular Hybrid Rigid Core Styles

Choosing the right color and pattern is essential to ensure it complements your current decor and aesthetic preferences. Our Smithcliffs Collection has multiple options, from modern blondes and grays to classic shades of brown.

driftway-smithcliffs-hybrid-rigid-core-flooringDriftway Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring

Featuring creamy beiges and soft grays with subtle knots and grains, Driftway Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring is an excellent fit for those who love the minimalist chic aesthetic. The blend of colors complements modern interiors, meshing well with crisp, minimalist palettes.

brockton-smithcliffs-hybrid-rigid-core-flooringBrockton® Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring

With its warm cinnamon hues and subtle knots and grains, Brockton® Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring is a beautiful option for creating a warm, welcoming ambiance. The toasty browns emulate the look of authentic hardwood, bringing a timeless richness to any space.

glenbury-oak-smithcliffs-hybrid-rigid-core-flooringGlenbury Oak Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring

Our Glenbury Oak Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring, with its stunning blend of oaky beiges and greiges, is another popular option with a minimalistic chic allure. These color tones complement simple yet elegant design themes, making this option suitable for a diverse range of settings.

hillsdale-smithcliffs-hybrid-rigid-core-flooringHillsdale Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring

Boasting a blend of rich chocolate tones, complete with fine knots and grains, Hillsdale Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring is ideal for creating contemporary and traditional spaces alike. Its warm palette creates a welcoming ambiance, making it an ideal fit for busy common areas and quiet bedrooms alike. 

lanston-oak-smithcliffs-hybrid-rigid-core-flooringLanston Oak Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring

An exquisite range of warm tans and oaky beiges adorn Lanston Oak Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring, offering a refined aesthetic that works beautifully in residential and commercial spaces alike. Each plank features hints of grain patterns and subtle knots, creating a classy, sophisticated finish.

Bring Long-Lasting Beauty and Practicality to Your Home’s Floors

With its waterproof features, wear-resistant technologies, and an array of color options, Smithcliffs Hybrid Rigid Core Flooring is an excellent option for your home's high- and low-moisture areas. There are plenty of color options, from warm cinnamon browns to soft greiges, each contributing to the ambiance and decor of your home in a unique way.

Whether you’re revamping your main-floor bathroom or doing a total overhaul on your floors, this product can be an excellent fit. It’s a long-lasting, beautiful, and practical flooring solution for all areas of your home, including those high-moisture spaces.

Ready to elevate your home with a convenient and stunning flooring option? Chat online with our experts, visit a local MSI showroom, or contact an authorized MSI retailer near you.  


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