How to lay timber flooring

Quick-Step timber flooring can be installed in two different ways: floating or glued down. The choice is yours! Want to take it to the next level? Quick-Step wood flooring can also be used to easily finish or renovate any type of staircase.

Floating installation

Found the right underlay? Then it’s time to get cracking. Luckily, thanks to the patented Uniclic 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.

Floating installation wood flooring
uniclic

Why you'll love the 'Uniclic' click system

Our laminate floors come with a legion of installation benefits. Sounds too good to be true? Think again!

  • QUICK: the installation of long planks has never been faster.

  • EASY: use the method that works best for you and that avoids damaging your floor panels. Replacing planks or moving your floor is simple too; with Uniclic, you can simply lift up the panels.

  • TWO LEFT HANDS? NOT A PROBLEM! Uniclic is suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people, no matter in which corner of the room you start laying your floor.

  • SEAMLESS: say goodbye to open joints and to dirt that could get stuck in between.

  • PERFECTLY LEVEL: the tongue fits perfectly into the groove, resulting in a floor without level differences. This basically means no wear and tear at the edges.

Floating installation: two easy methods

1. Rotate & click

Simply click the panels into each other along the long side and the short side of the plank.

2. Horizontal insertion

Unlike most other floors, Quick-Step planks can also be joined together horizontally. This is ideal for installation in awkward corners, when reaching the last row of panels, or in places where it is difficult to rotate the panels, such as underneath door frames or heating units.

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.

Smart tools for a perfect installation

QSTOOL Laminate Accessories Laminate And Parquet Installation Set QSTOOLA
Laminate And Parquet Installation Set
QSTOOLA
The Quick-Step installation set contains everything you need to rapidly install your floor without damaging it: a tapping block, adjustable spacers (to make sure you get the expansion joints right) and a metal crowbar.
Contents: tapping block, adjustable spacers, metal crowbar
QSWGL16 Parquet Accessories Parquet Glue QSWGL16
Parquet Glue
QSWGL16
The Quick-Step Parquet Glue is a solvent free elastic polymer glue especially developed to glue your Quick-Step Parquet floor. It goes to most types of sub-surfaces and is ready to use. It provides a maximum sound reduction, is resistant to humidity and ideal for floor heating.
16 kg

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 wood floors to most types of sub-surfaces.

Glue-down installation

Recommended tools for a glued-down installation

QSTOOL Laminate Accessories Laminate And Parquet Installation Set QSTOOLA
Laminate And Parquet Installation Set
QSTOOLA
The Quick-Step installation set contains everything you need to rapidly install your floor without damaging it: a tapping block, adjustable spacers (to make sure you get the expansion joints right) and a metal crowbar.
Contents: tapping block, adjustable spacers, metal crowbar
QSWGL16 Parquet Accessories Parquet Glue QSWGL16
Parquet Glue
QSWGL16
The Quick-Step Parquet Glue is a solvent free elastic polymer glue especially developed to glue your Quick-Step Parquet floor. It goes to most types of sub-surfaces and is ready to use. It provides a maximum sound reduction, is resistant to humidity and ideal for floor heating.
16 kg

Installation videos

More videos:

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

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