Quick Step Laminate Flooring - General FAQs
What is a Laminate Floor?
The base of a Quick-Step floor is a watertight, glued HDF board (High Density Fibre Board). This is covered with a design layer and a transparent overlay against wear and tear. Underneath, a barrier layer stops rising damp and prevents the boards from deforming.
The design layer is a photo of wood or tiles that is printed on paper. This paper is submerged in melamine resin. This is covered with a very strong and transparent protective layer.
The melamine layers are pressed on the HDF board in a press, under high pressure and temperature.
In addition, a wood or tile structure is also pressed into the top layer. For example, the oak designs have a wood texture that coincides exactly with the wood pattern.
The highly refined printing technique means that you can hardly tell the difference between the photo and real wood. So you can have a "wooden floor" in your home without sacrificing valuable trees. In addition, you don't have to worry about the disadvantages of a wooden floor.
There is a Quick-Step laminate floor for every budget; they are easy and fast to install (yourself) and easy to maintain.
Laminate Flooring and Allergies?
Thanks to the closed surface structure of Quick-Step and the closed joints between the boards, there's nowhere for dust to creep. Moreover, the perfect laying and finishing of your Quick-Step floor means it's easy to clean.
Dust mite and other allergy-causing organisms cannot survive on clean laminate floor and this will help you protect your home from allergens. This is extremely important for people suffering from as asthma or dust allergies.
To maintain good hygiene it is essential that you always use a Quick-Step maintenance product for cleaning. These do not contain any wax or varnish which can attract dust. With Quick-Step microfiber tissues you can easily remove all dust.
Quick-Step and Static Electricity?
Every Quick-Step floor undergoes unique, permanent Antistatic treatment. Annoying discharges when touching conductive materials are a thing of the past. This makes the floors ideal for offices, stores, etc.
The floor is Antistatic in accordance with EN 1815 and in accordance with EN 14041 (European guidelines for construction products - CE mark.
What About Damp Problems?
It's better to prevent dampness than to have to cure the problems afterwards so we have the following tips:
Despite the very good damp-proof characteristics of Quick-Step laminate floors, it is not recommended to install laminate parquet in damp rooms (bathroom, sauna, laundry area, etc.) In addition, you must never (not permitted) clean Quick-Step laminate floors with water. Avoid standing water and other liquids on the floor at all times.
With the Quick-Step maintenance kit it is perfectly possible to clean the floor very easily without water. The Quick-Step maintenance kit contains a microfiber mop and a spray with a suitable cleaning product. Loose sand and dust must be removed with the vacuum cleaner. Then you can remove stubborn dirt and grease with the dry microfiber tissue. To remover very stubborn dirt or to clean the floor more thoroughly, you can moisten this microfiber tissue slightly by spraying some Quick-Step cleaning product diluted with water.
Can I Use Quick-Step Laminate Flooring In Bathrooms?
Until now, Quick-Step didn't have a floor that was suitable for damp rooms. The answer to this is the new Quick Step Lagune range. This Quick-Step range is suitable for all rooms, from the living room to the bathroom.
Can I Use Quick-Step Laminate Flooring in a Sunny Veranda?
Again, you don't have to worry about traffic wear or discolouring in sunlight. However, make sure you put a suitable Quick Step Underlay (with built-in moisture barrier) under the floor. In addition, standing water or other liquids should be avoided on the floor. Put suitable doormats at the outside doors to collect dirt.
Can I Use Quick-Step Laminate Flooring in a Kitchen?
Wear and scratch resistant: Quick-Step has a highly resistant top layer. Quick-Step is therefore not a problem in the kitchen.
Wear and impact resistance: The base of a Quick-Step floor is a watertight, glued HDF board that exceeds the applicable EN and ISO standards. In addition, when laid the boards are pressed extremely tight together thanks to the ingenious Uniclic system. So an accident with a glass of water for example is not a problem. It is recommended to remove any standing water as soon as possible.
Low maintenance: Of course, a Quick-Step floor in the kitchen will have to cleaned more often, however, there's no need to scrub the floor and in fact, this should not be done. The closed surface structure prevents dirt and dust from attaching to the floor. Usually, "dry" cleaning with Quick-Step microfiber tissues is sufficient.
Quick-Step laminate floors with bevelled edges (Perspective, Elegance, etc.) must be vacuumed first. If you want, you can clean the floor occasionally with slightly moist Quick-Step microfiber tissues or with a well-wrung floor cloth, with water and the Quick-Step cleaning product.
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