Crosslinking core-shell emulsions of waterborne fluorinated polyurethane-acrylate (WFPUA) were successfully synthesized using a solvent-free method. The crosslinkers of diacetone acrylamide and adipic dihydrazide were introduced into the WFPUA emulsions. The physical properties of hybrid emulsions such as the average particle size, stability, and viscosity were characterized. The core-shell of crosslinking WFPUA emulsion synthesized in this study was observed by transmission electron microscopy. Then, the results of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicated that the fluorinated monomer (FA) had been polymerized into the crosslinking waterborne polyurethane-acrylate polymer, and the fluorinated groups have evident enrichment on the film-air surface with the increase of FA content. At the same time, the thermal properties, water repellent/antifouling properties, and mechanical properties were measured. Moreover, the thermal properties and the elongation are raised but tensile stress and shore hardness are decreased with the increase of FA content. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 40970.