How to lay wood flooring

Quick-Step wood flooring can be installed in two different ways: floating or glued down. The choice is yours! Whatever you decide, know that all Quick-Step wood floors are compatible with underfloor heating. 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 (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.

Floating installation wood flooring
Uniclic Mulitifit - patented technology

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

Thanks to the patented Uniclic Multifit click system, Quick-Step Parquet 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 wood 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 wood 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 wood 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.

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.

QSUDLBP60 Laminate Accessories Basic Plus 60 M2 QSUDLBP60
Basic Plus 60 M2
QSUDLBP60
3.99 €/m²
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A good and economical basis for places with less traffic, for instance a bedroom or attic (2mm).
60 m²
QSUDLBP15 Laminate Accessories Basic Plus 15 M2 QSUDLBP15
Basic Plus 15 M2
QSUDLBP15
3.99 €/m²
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A good and economical basis for places with less traffic, for instance a bedroom or attic (2mm).
15 m²
QSUDLTL9 Laminate Accessories Thermolevel QSUDLTL9
Thermolevel
QSUDLTL9
6.99 €/m²
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The perfect choice for installation on top of an existing tiled floor or a very uneven floor. Also provides extra insulation (5mm).
9 m²
QSUDLBP60 Laminate Accessories Basic Plus 60 M2 QSUDLBP60
Basic Plus 60 M2
QSUDLBP60
3.99 €/m²
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A good and economical basis for places with less traffic, for instance a bedroom or attic (2mm).
60 m²
QSUDLDRUCO15 Laminate Accessories Unisound QSUDLDRUCO15
Unisound
QSUDLDRUCO15
6.99 €/m²
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Ideal for places with frequent traffic, for instance a living room (2mm).
15 m²
QSUDLSW7 Laminate Accessories Silent Walk QSUDLSW7
Silent Walk
QSUDLSW7
12.99 €/m²
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The ideal underlay to reduce the reflected noise caused by walking on the floor, and therefore a good choice for the ground floor. Also the best suitable underlay for underfloor heating and –cooling (2mm). Use this underlay in combination with tape: NETAPE50 (2mm).
7 m²
QSUDLTRS15 Laminate Accessories Transitsound QSUDLTRS15
Transitsound
QSUDLTRS15
7.90 €/m²
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Ideal to reduce the noise heard by the neighbours, and therefore the perfect choice for an upper floor or apartment (2mm).
15 m²

Smart tools for a perfect installation

QSTOOL Laminate Accessories Laminate And Parquet Installation Set QSTOOLA
Laminate And Parquet Installation Set
QSTOOLA
15.66 €/Pieces
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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
175.76 €/Pieces
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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
QSWB11 Parquet Accessories Glue Trowel For Parquet Glue QSWB11
Glue Trowel For Parquet Glue
QSWB11
6.49 €/Pieces
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This high-quality glue trowel is indispensable for a professional ‘glue-down’ installation of your Quick-Step Parquet floor.
180 x 155 x 15 mm

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
15.66 €/Pieces
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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
175.76 €/Pieces
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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
QSWB11 Parquet Accessories Glue Trowel For Parquet Glue QSWB11
Glue Trowel For Parquet Glue
QSWB11
6.49 €/Pieces
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This high-quality glue trowel is indispensable for a professional ‘glue-down’ installation of your Quick-Step Parquet floor.
180 x 155 x 15 mm

Installation videos

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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

How to prepare the subfloor for wood flooring

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All the tools you need to install a wood floor

How to install an underlay for a wood flooring

Where to start installing your wood flooring

How to install wood floors under a doorframe

How to make a transition between floor types

How to transition between different rooms

How to install wood flooring in a room with slanted walls

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