A laminate floor is a layered floor built around a watertight, glued High Density Fibre (HDF) board. All Quick-Step laminate floors consist of four different layers
Until recently, Quick-Step didn’t have laminate floors that were suitable for use in damp rooms such as bathrooms. But this has changed with the introduction of ‘Hydroseal’ technology. ‘Hydroseal’ is an innovative, water-repellent coating that prevents water from entering the floor’s grooves, thus making it perfectly suitable for wet environments, including bathrooms. So yes, laminate is now also a valid – and stylish – flooring option for your bathroom; just make sure to pick a floor with ‘Hydroseal’ technology.
Yes, you can. Quick-Step Laminate floors have a scratch and wear resistant ‘Scratch Guard’ surface layer, making them a perfect choice for your kitchen as well.
Because of the highly moisture resistant HDF core board, an accident with a glass of water falling on the floor for example is not a problem. It is however recommended to remove any standing moisture as soon as reasonably possible.
Of course, the Laminate floor in your kitchen will have to be cleaned more frequently and more intensively than in some other rooms of your house. However, there’s no need to wash the floor; in fact, this should never be done. The sealed surface structure prevents dirt and dust from attaching to the floor. Usually, dry cleaning with Quick-Step microfiber tissues is sufficient.
Floors with bevelled edges must be vacuumed first. Occasionally the floor can be cleaned with a damp or slightly moist Quick-Step microfiber mop using Quick-Step cleaning product in the cleaning water.
Yes, you can. Make sure to install a suitable Quick-Step underlay (with built-in moisture barrier) under the floor and provide sufficiently large expansion gaps so that the installed floor can freely move under the skirting boards. Also avoid standing water or other liquids on the floor, and put suitable doormats outside to collect dirt. Colour fading due to exposure of sunlight is not to be expected.
You can easily cover your stairs with Quick-Step Laminate using the the Quick-Step Incizo profile. The only condition is that the steps of your staircase must be straight and not rounded.
Yes, this is possible. The exact installation method depends on which floor you want to install your laminate
First remove any damp-porous floor covering (i.e. carpet, needle felt, etc.) before installing the Quick-Step Laminate.
ON A DAMP-SEALER FLOOR COVERING
Damp-sealed floor covering (PV, linoleum, VCT, etc.) doesn’t have to be removed but a Quick-Step levelling underlay should be installed.
When you have a wooden subfloor, you have to remove every existing floor covering first.
When you have an uneven timber floor, you must install the Quick-Step underlay Thermolevel. Also, there must be sufficient ventilation in the crawl space underneath the timber floor. The moisture content of the wood must not exceed 10%. Install the new floor at ninety degrees to the existing subfloor.
Yes. However, it’s necessary to take a few protective measures.
Use soft castors. Most of today’s office chairs can be ordered with soft or hard castors. Soft castors typically have an outside layer of different material and colour (usually light grey). For existing chairs with hard castors, contact your supplier to order soft wheels to replace the hard ones. Soft castors will considerably extend the lifetime of your Laminate flooring. An additional benefit is also that soft castors on a hard floorcoverings such as Laminate will also considerably increase the sitting comfort.
Additionally, you can put a transparent protective mat under your office chairs. Choose a mat for hard floor coverings without profiling on the back. Make sure that the area is big enough. In case of intensive castor chair traffic the combination of soft castors and a protective mat is strongly advi
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