Fusion Hybrid Engineered Vinyl Plank Reviews and Prices

With the influx of new flooring materials available on the market today, we’ve seen a number of new manufacturers come into play. Fusion Hybrid flooring is one of the newer manufacturers on the scene, and they specialize in the newest form of luxury vinyl – planks that are engineered. They currently have two types of flooring in their catalog with Fusion Hybrid, Enhance, and Vision flooring.

Fusion Hybrid Engineered Vinyl Plank Flooring Review

Regardless of which style of type of flooring you choose from Fusion, all their products have a few things in common. Their planks and tiles are waterproof with layered construction, just like engineered hardwood flooring and other core-based products. In this case, the Permacore waterproof core keeps water at bay, and it’s covered by a top layer made from luxury vinyl, which is topped off by a 20mil commercial wear layer.

Fusion Hybrid Flooring

All boards from the Fusion Hybrid, Summit, and Max collections have a 4.8mm core made of limestone, virgin PVC, wood, and bamboo dust. The top layer is 1.7mm of virgin vinyl, and all come with a lifetime residential warranty. These planks and tiles are cleared for light-duty commercial usage as well, but your warranty will take a hit, so you’ll only get 10 years under those conditions.

Fusion Hybrid

Hybrid is the main collection from Fusion flooring. There are 15 styles of wooden planks and 4 tile options. Boards from this collection are 6” wide but come in random lengths of 18”, 30”, or 48”. They are thick and stable at 6.5mm, and the tiles are just as solid, which are listed at 12” x 24”. Style options from this collection include a mix of domestic and exotic species like Acacia and Iron Wood. With tile you can choose between slate, marble, or travertine-look engineered vinyl tile.

Fusion Summit

The next collection from Fusion is called Summit, and it features the same unique hybrid core. The color options represent mountain ranges and natural wonders like Yellowstone and Denali, and we think you will be just as impressed with their tile options as well. Badlands is our personal favorite, but all three are unique. Those tiles measure 12” x 24” while the engineered vinyl planks are 7” x 48”. Both forms of engineered vinyl flooring are 6.5mm thick.

Fusion Max

The last collection from the Hybrid lineup lives up to its namesake if you prefer planks to tile. Fusion Max features oversized flooring as the planks are 7” x 71”. All eight styles bring something different to the table from the grey tones of Medoc to the rustic look of Roussillon. The tiles are listed at 24” x 18.5” and both are 6.5mm thick.

Fusion Enhanced Flooring

If you prefer floors that are a little thicker and dig the look of random length floor boards, the Fusion Enhanced flooring lineup is the perfect collection for you. The EVP and EVT products from this collection are 8mm thick with similar construction to the Hybrid collection. The core, top, and wear layer remains the same, but there is now 1.5mm of IXPE underlayment on the bottom of each board and tile.

There are currently eight styles of wood-look vinyl planks that range from dark brown to a light grey. As for those random lengths, each carton of 8 planks varies between 24”, 48” or 72” boards. There are four styles of 12” x 24” tiles to choose from as well. All products from this collection have a 1-year medium commercial warranty, but a lifetime structural and lifetime limited wear guarantee.

Fusion Vision Flooring

The last collection available from Fusion is called Vision, and it’s geared as their budget-friendly collection. Given the fact the flooring is 5.5mm thick with a 12mil wear layer, it’s built pretty well for an affordable plank and still has a 4mm waterproof Permacore and a cushioned top layer.

These engineered vinyl composite floating floors are only available in plank form measuring 5” x 48”. There are no tiles, but six wood-look hues to choose from like Pine, Driftwood, and Ash. You’ll only get a 25-year guarantee from these boards and 5-years if used in a commercial setting.

The Green Factor

Fusion Hybrid’s lineup of flooring is green as every collection is certified, although the level of certification varies. Their Vision collection is listed as CARB and Lacey Act compliant, but also meets the E1 European standard for Formaldehyde emissions. The Enhance collection has Greenguard Gold certification while the Fusion Hybrid, Max, and Summit collections are listed as CARB complaint.

Fusion Hybrid Engineered Vinyl Plank Cost & Availability 

Fusion is what we consider a specialty brand, and as they aren’t as well known as Stainmaster or Shaw, you won’t be able to find their products as easily. Their website will help you locate a dealer locally, but those are few and far between, according to their map. With that in mind, there are some online retailers that carry the brand which is where we obtained information on their pricing.

Collection

Form

Style

Price

Enhanced

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Hamill

$4.04 sq. ft.

Hybrid Max

Luxury Vinyl Plank

Courcey

$3.45 sq. ft.

Hybrid

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Travertine Blanc

$4.39 sq. ft.

Hybrid Summit

Luxury Vinyl Plank

Great Smokey

$4.25 sq. ft.

Fusion Max

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Siena

$3.45 sq. ft.

Fusion Hybrid Engineered Vinyl Plank Pros, Cons and Ratings

There are a lot of benefits of using EVP over LVP, and Fusion promises their planks won’t expand or contract. While we were unable to find any recent reviews that were reliable on the product, we also didn’t see anything negative. Considering the price point on their flooring and its availability, our advice is to secure some samples and test them out before settling on flooring from their collections.

Pros:

Variety of sizes and lengths. Excellent warranty on their premium lines and 100% waterproof. Rigid core adds stability, and the flooring is easy to install.

Cons:

Lack of reviews and somewhat limited selection. Their products are reasonably priced for engineered vinyl planks, but higher than some waterproof luxury vinyl in the same class.

Ratings:

  • Range of color/style options: 4
  • Sizes: 4
  • Durability: 4
  • Eco-Friendly: 4
  • Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

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