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AC Rating for laminate flooring


An AC (Abrasion Class) rating is applied to every line of laminate flooring by an independent body known as EPLF, or European Producers of Laminate Flooring. A series of tests are designed and carried out in order to
 test each line of laminate flooring for stress resistance. The tests range from resistance to burning, to scratching, to impact, and even tests for resistance against abrasion caused by castors and other furniture legs. When the tests are concluded, those lines of laminate flooring are assigned an AC rating, which is the measurement of stress as applied to where the laminate flooring is to be installed. Here is a general guide to the AC rating:

• AC1 is suitable for lighter, more infrequent traffic, e.g. a bedroom.
• AC2 is suitable for general residential use in living rooms and dining rooms.
• AC3 can be applied to more varied locations, such as small offices and other light commercial locations
• AC4 can be installed in higher traffic commercial areas such as boutiques, busier offices, and restaurants.
• AC5 is more durable still and can withstand the traffic of heavier commercial areas such as department stores and public buildings.

All reputable manufacturers of laminate flooring adhere to these standards which are outlined by the industry for the benefit of consumers. It is important for consumers to note the AC rating on the laminate flooring they are considering, particularly with the idea of foot traffic, moisture, and other stresses that the laminate flooring will need to endure firmly in mind.

General


WHAT IS A LAMINATE FLOOR?

Quick-Step 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's a Quick-Step laminate floor for every budget; they are easy and fast to install (yourself) and easy to maintain.


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 the Quick-Step microfiber tissues (Quick-Step maintenance kit) 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.



AVOID DAMPNESS 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 YOU USE QUICK-STEP IN BATHROOMS?

NEW range "Quick-Step Lagune"

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 YOU USE QUICK-STEP IN A 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 YOU USE QUICK-STEP 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.

Quick Installation

With the patented Uniclic system, it's simple to install a Quick-Step floor. You lay your floor in a "click" without having to use any glue - and it's easy and fast too.

QSTOOL

For the best installation of your floor without damaging it
Contents: the Quick-Step tapping block - especially designed for the Uniclicsystem; adjustable spacers to guarantee the expansion grooves; crowbar in quality metal and sharp point -very handy in all situations. 
The installation set is also available with installation DVD.

Quick-Step hand saw

Place a floor panel and underlay next to the doorframe to determine the saw height. 

The Correct underlay

The right underfloor for every room, for every use...

Which underfloor meets your requirements?

Every house and every room has its own personality, just like you. You can’t compare different situations. That is why Quick-Stepdeveloped four top-notch underfloors, with specific properties.



Reduction of reflection sound
Some Quick-Step underfloors have been specifically developed to reduce reflection sound, the noise that you hear when walking across the floor.
Reduction of transit sound
Other Quick-Step underfloors have been specifically developed to reduce transit sound, the noise heard in the room underneath the room in which you are walking.


QUICK-STEP UNISOUND PRO

Do you wish to reduce reflection sound as much as possible? Then this underfloor will lend a high-tech touch to your flooring solution.
1 roll = 10m2
Score on reflection sound: ****
Score on transit sound: *
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QUICK-STEP UNISOUND

This underfloor excels at the reduction of reflection sound, the sound you hear when you walk across the floor.
1 roll = 15m2
Score on reflection sound: ***
Score on transit sound: *
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QUICK-STEP UNICLIC PLUS

When compressed, this underfloor always returns to its original state, which means it always adheres seamlessly to the floor. This avoids an annoying drumbeat effect (reflection noise). The honeycomb structure on the bottom of the underfloor ensures that downward sound waves (which might annoy your downstairs neighbours or which can be heard on the floor below) are reduced.
1 roll = 15m2
Score on reflection sound: **
Score on transit sound: *

QUICK-STEP TRANSITSOUND ULTRA

This unbeatable and unique soundabsorbing underfloor has been specially designed to reduce transit sound, sound that can be heard in the room below the one that you are walking in, to the strict minimum.
1 pack = 10m2
Score on reflection sound: *
Score on transit sound: ***
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UNI SOFTBOARD

This underfloor is mainly used to compensate major irregularities or damage to the foundation. To be used in combination with the Quick-Step damp-proof membrane. Cannot be used in combination with floor heating.

QUICK-STEP SCREEN DAMP-PROOF MEMBRANE

This armoured damp-proof membrane only has to be used under the Uni Softboard or under the Quick-Step floors in the Linesse range.
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The right underfloor for every room, for every use...

Quick-Step sets high quality standards for itself. Only the best is good enough. Our specially developed underfloors have the following properties:

LEVELLING EFFECT

Quick-Step underfloors are the ideal base for a beautiful, level and quiet laminate floor. Small irregularities or damage to the foundation are easily compensated with this type of an underfloor.

HIGHLY DAMP-PROOF

Your floor is protected against rising damp.

FOR USE WITH FLOOR HEATING

Quick-Step underfloors comply with all the European standards for underfloors. Moreover they have been tested in order to avoid the release of odour or harmful gases when the underfloor is heated.

IDEAL FOR UNICLIC

The smooth surface of the underfloors prevents parts of the underfloor from getting stuck in between the Uniclic tongue and groove during installation. Moreover the Quick-Step underfloors take into account the fact that a floor lives and can expand or contract.

2 IN 1 SYSTEM

A Quick-Step underfloor will cut preparation time for the installation of a laminate floor in two. The damp-proof membrane (DPM) with adhesive strip has already been integrated in the levelling underfloor. This will save you a lot of time and effort.

Skirting board finishing

Quick-Step provides a matching finishing for every floor. Whether you are looking for profiles or skirting-boards. What’s more, Quick-Step offers finishing accessories in the same pattern and colour for any wood or stone design. They are scratch-resistant and are easy to install. The bottom of each skirting-board is waterproof so that it does not retain any dampness.

PARQUET SKIRTING

The clean lines of the parquet skirting provide the final touch for any plank floor. The colour and structure of the parquet skirting are identical to that of your floor. At the back of the skirting there is a groove for phone or computer cables.
77 mm x 14 mm x 279 cm

STANDARD SKIRTING

A neutral skirting-board for every interior
58 mm x 12 mm x 240 cm

HIGH SKIRTING

An ideal solution for renovations thanks to its height.
90 mm x 18 mm x 240 cm

RUSTIC SKIRTING

A traditional skirting-board, which is ideally suited to hide a wide expansion joint.
40 mm x 22 mm x 240 cm

SCOTIAS

To camouflage the expansion joint between an existing skirting-board and the floor.
17 mm x 17 mm x 240 cm

QUICK-STEP PAINTABLE SKIRTING-BOARDS


Thanks to the patented Incizo technology, the QS Paintable skirting board offers endless combinations: you can choose a classic or modern finish and the height of your skirting board; you can combine the different parts of the skirting board to meet your own taste or you can use the various parts separately to make two skirting boards from one piece.
16 mm x 160 mm x 240 cm

QUICK-STEP SELF-ADHESIVE LAMINATES


Use our self-adhesive laminate tape to finish the sides of staircases, skirting boards and profiles. A perfect finish to your floor.

QUICK-STEP RADIATOR PIPE COVERS


To finish heating elements and pipes in harmony with your floor, our one pipe cover solution is suitable for different diameters - either 15 mm or 22 mm. Check your diameter and finish with a laminate round that matches your floor.

incizo profile 5 in 1

Quick-Step’s patented Incizo profile is a multifunctional finishing tool. One and the same profile can be used for all the finishes your floor needs.

Why Quick-Step Incizo?

  • 5 different applications with 1 product 
  • Practical
    You create the profile you need for a perfect finish to your floor 
  • Economical
    You can use any spare pieces of profile for other purposes, you won’t have any excess profiles or leftovers 
  • Simple
    You always have the right solution at hand 
  • No inconvenient seams 
    in comparison with other types of multifunctional profiles 

Use the included slitter to cut your Incizo profile to the desired shape.

How can I link two floors of the same height? 
With the Incizo profile, cut as an expansion profile. 

How can I solve variations in height – from one floor to another? 
Use the Incizo profile, cut as an adaptor profile. 

The Quick-Step solution for your stairs 
The Quick-Step Incizo profile can also be used to finish your stairs 

How can I connect my laminate floor to a carpet, and have a beautiful finish? 
Use the Incizo profile, cut as a ransition profile. 

How do I Ifinish my Quick-step laminate floor near a wall or a window? 
The Incizo profile creates a clean end profile. 


Also available in metal gold, silver and bronze (not for stair application). 

The Quick-Step Incizo profile can also be used to finish your stairs 

  • Seamless and subtle:
    matching colour to your floor and a discrete transition. 
  • Applicable to any kind of staircase: 
    straight or turning, with or without stair nose, flush or non flush 
  • Simple and fast 
  • Unlimited solutions for your stairs with the Quick-Step INCIZO PROFIlE
  • This stair profile is available in a pattern and surface structure that perfectly match your floor.
To be installed in combination with the appropriate aluminium sub-profile. (To be ordered separately).




Preparation and installation


CAN YOU USE QUICK-STEP WITH UNDERFLOOR HEATING?

Quick-Step is ideal for underfloor heating. The floor is also laid with the floating method too. It is important that you choose the right Quick-Step sub-floor.

You still have the advantages of the easy and fast installation of Quick-Step Uniclic and you also have the advantage that:

  • Possible condensation is prevented by the moisture barrier; this is not possible with full-surface gluing.
  • The floating installation and the pull resistance of the Uniclic joint ensures that the joints open when the heating is on.

Important: Always follow the special guidelines for underfloor heating and ask you dealer for instructions.

Note: A heating system that is used to cool your home in the summer is not compatible with laminate, parquet or any other type of organic floor covering.


CAN QUICK-STEP BE LAID ON TOP OF EXISTING FLOOR COVERING?

On the ground level, you must first remove any organic floor covering (carpet, parquet, etc.). Linoleum or vinyl do not have to be removed if you install one of the Quick-Step levelling underlay floors. On plank floors on the ground level, you must first lay a plastic foil, softboard panels to level the surface and then Quick-Step Uniclic underlay on top. Under the plank floor you must have sufficient ventilation in the crawl space.

On the upper levels you do not have to remove carpets if they are short-pile and stable. However, you need to lay one of the levelling Quick-Step underlay floors .


CAN YOU INSTALL QUICK-STEP ON STAIRS?

Yes, with the Quick-Step stair profiles. The steps of the stairs must be straight and not rounded.


CAN OFFICE CHAIRS BE USED ON QUICK-STEP?

No problem at all. However, it is essential that the laminate is protected sufficiently.

1. Use soft casters. Soft casters have a soft surface in a different colour. (see photo) Nowadays, most office chairs can be ordered with soft or hard casters. For existing chairs with hard casters, contact your supplier of office chairs to order soft wheels to replace the hard ones. Soft casters will extend the life of your laminated floor considerably and your floor will retain its attractive appearance.

Tip: soft casters on a hard floor covering such as laminate, increase sitting comfort.

2. You can also put a special transparent protective mat under office chairs. Choose a mat for hard floor coverings. The mat must not have any cleats (like under mats for carpets) and must be big enough.


UNDERLAY FOR QUICK-STEP: WHY - WHEN - WHICH?

The purpose of an underlay floor is to level minor evenness in the sub-floor and provide acoustic (sound) and thermal insulation. To avoid problems caused by rising damp, you must always lay a plastic foil. If you choose a Quick-Step underlay, the correct moisture barrier is already attached to the underlay.

Acoustic insulation

A distinction is made between transit sound and reflection sound.

Transit sound: the sound you hear when someone walks across a floor in the room above you. The Quick-StepTransitsound underlay has been specially designed to minimise this noise. Recommended for multi-storey buildings.

Reflection sound: the sound you hear when you walk on the floor. The Quick-StepUnisound underlay has been specially designed to minimise (natural) reflection sound. Ideal for living rooms or office spaces where the tapping of high heels can be disturbing.

The thermal insulation of an underlay is important in the case of underfloor heating. More information can be found in the chapter "Can you use Quick-Step with underfloor heating?”.


WHICH UNDERLAY SHOULD BE USED ON STONE FLOORS OR EXISTING TILES?

Always lay a plastic foil (Quick-Step Screen) to prevent condensation.

If the existing tiles are too uneven, install Uni Softboard first on top of the plastic foil and then lay the 3 mm Uniclic underlay.

If the existing tiles are even enough, then one of the Quick-Step Uniclic underlay floors is sufficient for levelling.


WHICH UNDERLAY SHOULD BE USED ON AN EXISTING PLANK FLOOR?

On a plank floor it is recommended to first lay Uni Softboard boards to level any unevenness.

Lay the 3 mm Uniclic underlay on top of this to level any unevenness between the Softboard boards.

If your plank floor is on the ground level, don't forget to lay a plastic foil (Quick-Step Screen) and also make sure there is sufficient ventilation underneath the floor.


HOW LONG IS THE DRYING TIME FOR A NEW CONCRETE FLOOR OR SCREED?

The concrete floor must dry long enough. You should allow one week per cm thickness of concrete, up to 4 cm. Allow twice as much time for the remaining thickness more than 4 cm. In other words, for a thickness of 6 cm, you must allow minimum (4 x 1) + (2 x 2) = 8 weeks drying time. For concrete thicker than 6 cm, allow 4 weeks drying time per additional cm.

Rules of thumb:
The building must be sufficiently ventilated.

A plastic foil must be laid between the sub-floor concrete and the screed.

Damp migrates from the bottom to the surface. This takes time. For new concrete floors, you must always lay a plastic foil on the concrete floor before installing the Quick-Step planks; this is the case for the ground level as well as the upper levels. All Quick-Step underlay floors have built-in plastic foil. Use Quick-Step underlay floors to avoid problems later on.


WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM LENGTH WITHOUT EXPANSION JOINT?

This depends on the shape of the house or space where the laminate is laid and the climate conditions. If the space is more or less a square and if there are not too many sudden changes of the indoor climate, between weekdays and the weekend or during the day, then it is possible to lay up to 15 running metres with extra expansion joints in the floor surface. The expansion joint along the walls depends on the total length of the floor. For lengths of 15 metres you must have 15 to 20 mm expansion joints.

It is also recommended to put expansion joints under the doors between rooms and as such separate the rooms. If the Quick-Step floor is laid with a length of more than 10 running metres, from one room to another, across the corridor, etc., then this may lead to tension and possible distortion (upward warping) of the floor. This may occur when one room is heated and the other is not. Another possibility is to put a piece of heavy furniture in one of the rooms, etc. It is also recommended to separate some of the rooms from the rest by putting expansion joints under the doors between rooms.


DO WE REALLY NEED EXPANSION JOINTS BETWEEN EVERY ROOM?

A Quick-Step floor expands and contracts. The HDF core board is isotopic and expands and contracts in both the length and the width. This means it is extremely important to have expansion joints of 8 to 10 mm along all walls.

It is also recommended to put expansion joints under the doors between rooms and as such separate the rooms. If the Quick-Step floor is laid with a length of more than 10 running metres, from one room to another, across the corridor, etc., then this may lead to tension and possible distortion (upward warping) of the floor. This may occur when one room is heated and the other is not. Another possibility is to put a piece of heavy furniture in one of the rooms, etc. It is also recommended to separate some of the rooms from the rest by putting expansion joints under the doors between rooms.

CAN QUICK-STEP BE GLUED FULL-SURFACE?

Full-surface gluing is strictly not recommended. If it is done, the warranty is void.

Full-surface gluing is expensive, time-consuming and very difficult. The sub-floor must be perfectly even (= you need to level it) and damp-proof (= you need to apply an epoxy resin). In addition, you need an expensive two-component glue to glue the laminate to the sub-floor.

Why would you want to use the full-surface gluing method?

Underfloor heating:

underfloor heating can be combined perfectly with a floating installation if the correct Quick-Step underlay (Quick-Step Unisound) is used. Refer to the special instructions for underfloor heating.

Acoustic insulation

here you need to distinguish between transit sound and reflection sound. Transit sound can only be reduced with a floating installation; this is very difficult if you use the full-surface gluing method.

Reflection sound can be reduced more with the full-surface gluing method. Quick-Step has the ideal solution for this too.

Use the Quick-Step Unisound underlay. This allows you to combine the benefits of a floating floor without the acoustic setbacks.



CAN UNICLIC ALSO BE GLUED BECAUSE A GLUED JOINT MUST BE STRONGER THAN A GLUE-FREE ONE?

It is absolutely incorrect to assume that a glued joint is stronger than a Uniclic joint. What's more, with glued joints, a lot depends on how the planks were glued.

  • Did you use the correct glue?
  • Was the glue applied correctly?
  • What is the correct amount?
  • Was the glue able to harden long enough at the correct temperature?
  • Wasn't the floor walked on too soon after gluing, so that the glue joints came loose?
  • How long does the glue maintain is strength?
  • By contrast, Uniclic has been synonymous with a perfectly laid laminate floor for many years. You can lay the floor by just clicking the planks together and without glue. The joints are guaranteed to remain sealed. Uniclic offers many other benefits too:

    • no warping
    • A seamless floor
    • Even floor surface
    • Ideal for installation by both left-handed and right-hand people
    • You can walk on the floor during and immediately after installation
    • Moving: easy and without risks. You can remove your floor and install it somewhere else very easily.
    • Lifetime warranty (see warranty terms and conditions)
    • Quick installation without any risks
    • ...


WHAT IS THE BEST LAYING DIRECTION?

From a technical point of view, any direction is possible and you can install the planks lengthwise or widthwise. The choice is a personal and aesthetic one. You will obtain the most attractive effect if you lay the floor in the same direction as the main light source and in the same line as the most frequently used door entrance. However, if you have several doors and windows in the room you can choose the direction that facilitates the actual laying.


HOW CAN I CUT A LAMINATE FLOOR?

You can cut laminate floors with a wide range of saws:

  • Hand saw: fine(r)-toothed and with the design side up
  • Electric circle saw: also fine-toothed. For example: saw with 22 cm diameter - 60 teeth. Also with the design side up.
  • Jigsaw. If you want a clean cut, saw with the design side down unless you use saw blades with reversed teeth. Normal saw blades are used for sawing.
    Example types: Bosch brand: T 127 D (rather coarse). For finer work: T 101 B.

In most cases the saw cut does not need to be perfect. They are usually covered by profiles or skirting boards.


Finishing

HOW ARE THE SKIRTING BOARDS MITRED CORRECTLY?

The skirting boards are the widest at the bottom. They are slightly oblique to make them more attractive. This has an effect when cutting. Clamp the skirting board firmly so it can't move when you are cutting it.

Put the skirting board upright in the mitre box, like you would put it against the wall, and rotate the saw to the left or right depending on the angle you want to obtain.

If you are working with an electric circle saw whose motor you can turn left or right, put the skirting board flat on the saw bench with the design side up. This method is the most practical because it allows you to attach the skirting boards easily.

With the clip skirting boards, you need to hold the supplied wooden spacer under the skirting (with the thickest edge under the skirting) in order to obtain a perfect mitre. Otherwise, the same guidelines as above apply here too.


HOW ARE THE QUICK-STEP PROFILES ATTACHED?

There are two kinds of profiles:

  1. laminate covered plastic profiles (with a light brown rail)
  2. laminate covered multiplex or MDF profiles (with a black rail).

The laminate covered plastic profiles are attached to the laminate floor using light brown rails. You clasp the laminate floor between the profile. You can also glue the lower rail to the sub-floor with polystyrene-compatible glue.

For the laminate covered multiplex or MDF profiles, you must attach the black plastic rail to the sub-floor with screws or glue (again, with a glue that is polystyrene compatible). If you need to bridge a height difference, you can also attach this black rail on and through the underlay. In this case, the only option is to use screws.

Then you can install the laminate. Leave the usual expansion joint, using the spacers, along this plastic rail. To finish, remove the spacers and click the laminate profile in the rail.



Maintenance and repairs


CAN A QUICK-STEP FLOOR GET SCRATCHED?

The surface of a laminate floor is made of melamine. Melamine is scratch-resistant but not scratch-proof. European directives have determined the standards and tolerances. Sharp objects can certainly scratch the floor. For this reason, you should take the necessary precautions.

Sharp objects like dirt, sand and/or grit can stick to your shoes. This dirt can be collected efficiently at the exterior days by placing the correct doormats.

Furniture (chairs, tables, cabinets, etc.) should be fitted with adequate protection under the legs. This is usually felt or soft plastic caps. Make sure no sand or grit is trapped in the protective caps of furniture legs. Pets with very sharp nails can also cause scratches.

Soft caster must be used under 'mobile' furniture such as office chairs, seats and sofas (see question: "Can office chairs be used on Quick-Step?"). Hard or damaged casters can cause scratches. Make sure the casters turn properly. If this is not the case, use adequate protectors (see photos) The furniture can be moved on these protectors.

When using a vacuum cleaner, check that the wheels and the brush are not damaged or too hard, and that they can revolve freely.






HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN QUICK-STEP?

The daily maintenance routine consists of removing dust and loose dirt. This can be done dry.

With the Quick-Step maintenance set you clean dry as well as slightly moist. When cleaning dry, the microfiber tissue collects all dirt effectively thanks to its special shape and material. For more intensive maintenance, a slightly moist clean is sufficient. For the slightly moist cleaning, the microfiber tissue is moistened with the water spray and a little Quick-Step cleaning product, or you can use a well-wrung floor cloth.

For cleaning floors with bevelled V-grooves, it is recommended to only clean dry because moist cleaning may cause the dirt to accumulate in the bevelled grooves and this will be difficult to remove. For this reason, you must always vacuum the floor first or clean with a dry microfiber tissue. Then use a slightly moist tissue if necessary.

Always use a dry microfiber tissue to finish cleaning.



IS A SPECIAL CLEANING PRODUCT NECESSARY FOR NORMAL MAINTENANCE?

If the floor is used intensively, a greasy layer may build up on the surface and then you should use the Quick-Stepmaintenance product with water. If you walk about the house in your socks or if small children play or crawl around on the floor, or if you have a dog, then this is even more the case.

A suitable maintenance product is a product that does not build up layers on the floor, and does not contaminate the seams and cause them to swell. Quick-Step maintenance product has been specially developed for this. Combined with the Quick-Step microfiber tissues, this guarantees perfect and carefree cleaning.





HOW CAN I REMOVE TRACES OF PAINT OR FELT PENS ON QUICK-STEP?

You can easily remove these kinds of stains with organic solvents such as white spirit, thinner, etc. These products will not harm your Quick-Step floor at all. Always apply these products on a cloth and never directly on the laminate floor.


CAN I REPAIR A QUICK-STEP FLOOR?

Minor damage to the surface (scoring) can be filled with Quick-Step Fix. Cracks in the floor can be repaired with Quick-Step Kit. Both products are available in all Quick-Step designs. The damage can hardly be seen once repaired.

More serious damage can be repaired by replacing one or more planks, even in the middle of the floor. This is very easy thanks to the Uniclic(x) system.


SPOTLESS CLEANING

Keeping your floor in top condition is easy
Quick-Step laminate is not only easy to clean, it's hygienic too. In fact the sealed surface prevents bacteria accumulating on the floor. This is good for the prevention of allergies. We recommend dry cleaning the floor with the Quick-Step microfibre duster. Occassionally damp cleaning can be done using a slightly wet mop.


All Quick-Step floors are easy to maintain and keep clean, with the purpose-made Quick-Step cleaning kit. Practical and easy to use, it comes with an adjustable handle, washable microfibre mop and cleaning product (750 ml). You can use it dry or slightly wet. 
Also available individually:
  • Quick-Step Cleaning mop 
  • Quick-Step Cleaning product 750 ml
  • Quick-Step Cleaning product 2L 

QSFORCE030
Stubborn stains (permanent marker, shoe polish, etc.) are removed in no time with Quick-Step Force. 
Content: 30 ml

Quick-Step Mix &Fix
Light damage is easily repaired in the original floor colour using Quick-Step Mix & Fix. Available in 3 versions: dark wood, light wood and non-wood designs. With one version you can make 24 different colours, to restore the damaged plank quick and easily. 
Contents: 1 tube of repair paste, 2 bottles of pigment and a spatula.