How to install your timber floor

Quick-Step timber flooring can be installed in two different ways: floating or glued down. The choice is yours! Whatever you decide, know that all Quick-Step timber floors – with the exception of ReadyFlor Backbutt and Spotted Gum 1,2 and 3 strip - are compatible with underfloor heating. Want to take it to the next level? Quick-Step timber flooring can also be used to easily finish or renovate any type of staircase.
Installation
Floating installation

Floating installation

Found the right underlay? Then it’s time to get cracking. Luckily, thanks to the patented Uniclic Multifit system, it won’t be your floors that crack: the practical tongue-and-groove system enables you to lay the flooring planks with a single ‘click’ and without the need for glue.

Glue-down installation

Glued-down installation

Alternatively, you can go traditional with the ‘glue down’ installation method. Simply use the dedicated Quick-Step Parquet Glue. This ready-to-use SMX polymer has been especially developed to glue Quick Step timber floors to most types of sub-surfaces.

Uniclic Mulitifit - patented technology

Why you'll love the 'Uniclic Multifit' click system

Thanks to the patented Uniclic Multifit click system, Quick-Step timber floors can be installed in no time using three different installation methods, including drop-down.

  • QUICK: the installation of long planks has never faster and easier. Professional installers claim you can install Quick-Step timber flooring up to 30% faster than wood flooring with traditional installation methods.

  • EASY: just click your planks together using the method that works best for you and there's no chance of you damaging the floor panels. Even if you want to reinstall your planks, the Uniclic Multifit system makes it easy to lift them up and replace them when necessary.

  • SEAMLESS: with Uniclic Multifit, open joints are almost impossible. This helps to keep your floor clean, as dirt has almost no chance of getting between the joints.

  • 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.

Floating installation: three easy methods

1. Drop down

The ideal method to quickly install flooring boards in large areas. Click the panel in the long side, slide the planks towards each other on the short side and press down.

2. Angling

Click the panels first on the short side and click the long sides together. This makes it easy to install the first row of planks.

3. Horizontal insertion

In contrast to many other brands, Quick-Step timber floors can also be inserted horizontally. This comes in handy when installing the last row of planks or in places where it is difficult or even impossible to tilt them. Underneath door frames or radiators, for example.

Underlay

Don’t underestimate the underlay

When you opt for a floating installation, you first need to select the right underlay. This will have a major impact on the final look, quality and comfort of your timber floor. That’s why Quick-Step specialists have selected a range of high-quality underlays. These are not only easy to install, but also create a level base for your floor, providing excellent acoustic and thermal insulation along the way.

Installation Videos

See for yourself how easy it is to install a Quick-Step wooden floor.

Wood flooring: floating installation

Wood flooring: glued down installation

Wood flooring on your stairs

Recommended underlays for your wood floor

The following underlays are not only easy to install, but also create a level base for your floor, providing excellent acoustic and thermal insulation along the way.
Quick-Step Combi-Lay Standard 20m²
QSC-LAY20
Quick-Step Combi-Lay Standard 20m²
QSC-LAY20
The dense, closed cell polyolefin foam provides excellent support, with good reduction of both reflected and impact noise.
1 Roll = 20m² - Thickness = 2mm
Quick-Step Combi-Lay Standard 50m²
QSC-LAY50
Quick-Step Combi-Lay Standard 50m²
QSC-LAY50
The dense, closed cell polyolefin foam provides excellent support, with good reduction of both reflected and impact noise.
1 roll = 50m² - Thickness = 2mm
Quiet-Step Combi-Lay 20m²
QSU20
Quiet-Step Combi-Lay 20m²
QSU20
Quiet-step Combi-Lay is the first choice where a quiet step sound and maximum reduction in multi-storey noise is required.
1 roll = 20m² - Thickness = 2mm
Quiet-Step Combi-Lay 50m²
QSU50
Quiet-Step Combi-Lay 50m²
QSU50
Quiet-step Combi-Lay is the first choice where a quiet step sound and maximum reduction in multi-storey noise is required.
1 Roll = 50m² - Thickness = 2mm

Smart tools for a perfect installation

The devil is in the details — especially when installing a new floor. That’s why Quick-Step offers a range of high-quality accessories to help you finish your wood floor to perfection.

Quick-Step installation set
QSTOOL
Quick-Step installation set
QSTOOL
Install your laminate floor in an easy and professional way with the handy Quick-Step installation set.
Contents: Quick‑Step tapping block, metal crowbar, adjustable spacers.
Quick-Step Hand Saw
QSTOOLSAW
Quick-Step Hand Saw
QSTOOLSAW
With the help of the Quick-Step hand saw floors can be fitted perfectly underneath door frames.
Quick-Step Glue Trowel
QSWB11
Quick-Step Glue Trowel
QSWB11
This high-quality glue trowel is indispensable for a professional ‘glue-down’ installation of your Quick-Step Parquet floor.