Quick-Step® has always been strong on technique and conscious of quality. Tight control of in-house production from A to Z, research into new and better techniques and the use of the most sustainable raw materials. That’s Quick-Step®. A floor with an immaculate reputation. A floor you can enjoy for many years. Guaranteed, because Quick-Step® imposes high quality demands – from raw material to finished product – that generally exceed the prevailing EN and ISO standards. Only the best is good enough.
Quick-Step® production is stringently monitored by the latest state-of-the-art technologies. The strong Uniclic® tongue/groove connection guaranteeing permanent pre-stressing, the pull-resistant and watertight glued base plate, the resistant top layer. All of these advanced technical specifications are precisely measured and tested. Ongoing quality control across the board: that’s what makes Quick-Step® one of the most reliable floor coverings in the world.
Mannington – We used our expertise at making hardwood floors to create laminates in the wood styles and tones people prefer most. We even went a step further by pioneering an embossing process that gives highly realistic three-dimensional texture in our Laminate NatureForm® Plank and Tile Collections. We also faithfully reproduced rare and extinct woods as part of our Historic laminates, such as distressed Heart Pine, Antique Barn Oak, and Historic American Chestnut. And, with our new Revolutions™ Collection, we offer the most realistic texture of wood and slate in a laminate product.
Typical high-pressure laminate floors use glue to hold the plastic laminate to the core — glue that can sometimes come unstuck. But our ThermoComposite™ technology lets us replace the glue with thermal-set plastic resins that are forced through three surface layers and deep into the fibers of our EcoCore®. No peeling here! This EcoCore®, made from recycled wood materials, is a super-strong, high-density fiberboard that withstands denting-even from the heaviest piano.
Shaw – Laminate flooring offers a wide selection of designs that offer the look and feel of beautiful hardwood, ceramic tile, and slate. It is actually a composite that’s designed to endure more-than-average wear and tear. A direct-pressure manufacturing process fuses four layers into one extremely hard surface.
Experience a new dimension in laminate flooring with Shaw’s unique VersaLock flooring system. This revolutionary product advancement allows your floor to be installed quickly and without glue so there’s no messy clean up and you can walk on it right away! This is made possible by a patented locking technology that reliably secures the flooring panels on all four sides without adhesive. As an added bonus, a VersaLock floor is warranted against moisture damage and can be easily taken apart and reassembled.
Formica Flooring – The crafting of Formica Flooring traces its roots back to an Austrian sawmill in 1897. Along the course of the next 100-plus years, lessons were learned, techniques were perfected and new ways to turn wood into beautiful floors evolved. In the late 1940’s, woodworkers, engineers and machinists joined hands to give birth to the process that eventually would lead to Formica Flooring. Today, that perfected process provides homeowners with all the beauty of natural hardwoods and stones with many more advantages.