LAMINATE FLOORING GUIDE
A laminate floor is a layered floor built around a watertight, glued High Density Fibre (HDF) board. Laminate floors consist of four different layers. To manufacture laminate, four layers of different material are fused together, creating a versatile, durable product.
The process begins with a bottom layer, designed to stabilize the flooring panel and resist moisture.
Next is highly high-density fibreboard for the core, providing stability and impact resistance.
The third layer consists of a detailed design layer which, with modern technology, can look like realistic wood grain or stone finish.
The transparent top wear layer is resistant to scratches, stain, impact, wear, burns and household chemicals. These layers are fused together with high temperatures and pressure, resulting in laminate planks or tiles. Laminate is an exceptionally easy product to install, using a “click” installation method and “floating” above the subfloor, without the use of any glue, nails or staples to hold it down.
With Quick-Step Laminate, you can create a truly extraordinary home and feel free to enjoy it knowing it’s designed for living…
ADVANTAGES OF A QUICKSTEP LAMINATE FLOOR
1. WIDE CHOICE
Quick-Step has the right floor for every interior. Planks and tiles. Wide and small. Modern and traditional. There’s a Quick-Step floor for every room – even your bathroom.
2. UNICLIC –TRULY A UNIQUE SYSTEM
Installing a Quick-Step floor is a breeze thanks to the patented and world-famous Uniclic click system. This system is very user-friendly, a lot faster and a lot more solid than alternative systems. It makes laying easier, even in the smallest corners of the room.
With Uniclic, open joints are almost impossible. This helps to keep your floor clean, as dirt has almost no chance of getting between the joints.
It’s perfectly level
The panels have no margin to shift as the tongue fits perfectly into the groove. This results in a floor without level differences, and therefore no wear and tear at the edges.
3. EASY MAINTENANCE
With Quick-Step, it’s really easy to keep your floor clean. No dirt can accumulate, as our Laminate has a sealed surface.
4. FLOOR HEATING? NO PROBLEM
Quick-Step Laminate floors can be combined with floor heating and cooling. With the right underlay and when installed floating, combining Quick-step floors with floor heating becomes perfectly possible.
5. UP TO 10 TIMES MORE SCRATCH RESISTANT
The top layer of Quick-Step Laminate floors have an ultra-protective Scratch Guard layer, allowing you to enjoy your beautiful, natural-looking floor for even longer. Thanks to this ultra-resistant, patented top layer, Quick-Step Laminate floors are up to 10 x more resistant to micro scratches than floors without Scratch Guard.
6. EXCELLENT IMPACT RESISTANCE
At Quick-Step, we make our top-quality High Density Fibre (HDF) core boards in-house. Combined with the ScratchGuard top layer, it gives your floor the best possible protection against falling objects, high heels, etc.
The water resistant glued base plate and the tensile strength (pre-tensioning) of our click systems provide excellent protection against surface moisture, such as spilled drinks**.
8. PLEASANT SOLID SOUND
The hard core boards used for our floors have been optimized for everyday use, producing a solid, pleasant sound in combination with a Quick-Step underlay.
9. NO COLOUR FADING
Quick-Step Laminate floors do not turn pale when exposed to normal levels of (sun)light. So no worries, you can reorganize your furniture at all times without any risk of colour variations on your floor.
10. NO ANNOYING STATIC ELECTRICITY
Every Quick-Step floor has been treated with a patented, permanently anti-static surface which puts an end to annoying electrostatic discharges and attracts significantly less dust than other floors.
11. UP TO 25 YEARS WARRANTY
Quick-Step put so much energy, know-how and commitment into there floors that you can enjoy them for as long as you like. As a proof of this commitment, Quickstep our Laminate floors come standard with a 25-year warranty*.
*Note: Quick-Step Creo Laminate floors come with 20 years of warranty.