Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552
- 50m2+ £20.49
- 100m2+ £20.24
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Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552 Details...
This beautiful Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552 is part of the sublime innovative Exquisa collection. Each plank consists of multiple tiles to create a unique and distinctive look. Designed to mimic real tiles, it’s one of the most unique laminate floors on the market. Ideal for installation in the kitchen, you could also use it to create an impressive entrance in the hallway. It’s sold with a remarkable 25-year warranty to give you great reassurance regarding its durability.
The planks of the Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552 measure 1223mm long, 408mm wide and 8mm thick. So, unlike real stone tiles, this one is a lot thicker and more comfortable to walk over. It’s suitable for use in domestic and moderate commercial settings. Micro-Bevel grooves give each plank a distinctive appearance, ensuring the floor really grabs your attention. It’s AC4 durability graded, making it suitable for moderate commercial and domestic use.
The unique tile design is what really sets the Quick-Step Exquisa range apart. However, it also boasts some pretty great features. It’s been fitted with a glued water-resistant base plate alongside a pretensioned click system. This means the surface is protected against low levels of moisture. It comes with a splash warranty for peace of mind against spills and stains.
The floor also benefits from Quick-Step’s Scratchguard technology. This is said to protect the surface from micro scratches, up to 10 times more than its competitors. High levels of daily foot traffic and even pet’s claws will be no match for this tough floor.
It can be installed with underfloor heating, though you should check whether or not your system is compatible. You’ll find the floor nice and comfortable to walk over too, and it’s a lot warmer than real stone tile flooring.
As an additional benefit, when you buy this laminate floor, you’ll know you’re making an eco-friendly choice. Quick-Step’s laminate range has been the first to be awarded the EU Ecolabel, recognising products that meet the highest ecological standards.
Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552 Maintenance
Fit The Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552 in record time thanks to its patented Uniclic system. Recognised as one of the best click systems on the market, it enables you to click and lock the planks into place quickly and easily. Even with no prior experience, you should find this floor easy to install by yourself.
You’ll also have no trouble keeping it clean. Although it isn’t fully water-resistant, it does have splash protection. So, you can give it a weekly light mop provided you wring it out thoroughly. Giving it a quick vacuum or sweep each day will also help to protect it from dirt and debris damage.
We’re confident you’ll love the Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552. However, we do have free samples available. You can also browse the other innovative designs in this range to ensure you’re choosing the right one for your environment.
Click fit laminate is a popular choice amongst DIY enthusiasts. Designed to simply lock together, this style of installation is the easiest and fastest method. So, if you’re looking to install your new floor by yourself, click flooring is the best option.
Each click laminate floor will come with its own unique installation guidelines. However, to show you just how easy it is, here you’ll discover a general overview of how click fit laminate should be installed.
Don’t forget to acclimatise the floor
Before you install laminate flooring, it’s going to need to be acclimatised. This means, leaving it in the room it will be installed for a set period of time. The manufacturer will provide instructions on how long the floor needs to be acclimatised but typically it’s around 24-48 hours. The flooring should be left in its pack unopened and stacked on top of each other.
Preparing for installation
As the laminate is being acclimatised, you’ll want to start preparing the subfloor for installation. Make sure the subfloor you’re using doesn’t have excessive levels of moisture. It should also be completely flat and smooth so any holes will need to be filled.
Check to see whether any door jambs need to be trimmed to install the flooring. You’ll also want to use a good quality underlay underneath to provide a stable base for the laminate. Foam underlay tends to be the best option, although it might not be needed if the subfloor is flat and consistently dry. It’s important to note that click fit laminate cannot be installed over joists, the base needs to be solid and flat.
How to install using the click method
When you’re ready to install click laminate, you’ll find it’s an exceptionally easy process. Here you’ll discover a brief step-by-step guide to help…
Step 1: Lay out the planks to see which way you want to install them. You don’t want to lay out the entire floor here, just a few rows to see how it will look. Click the boards together gently, but don’t lock them.
Step 2: Begin installing the floor in the left-hand corner of the room. Remember to leave an appropriate expansion gap as laminate can still expand and contract. Ensure the shorter groove of the plank is against the wall.
Step 3: Place the next plank in the first row, positioning it at an angle as you slot the edge into the first plank. Push it downwards and you’ll hear a click as the planks slot together. Continue installing the rest of the first row using this method.
Step 4: If required, trim the last plank to ensure it fits correctly. It’s best to use a saw and measure the line to be cut with a straight edge. Remember to cut enough of the plank to account for the expansion gap.
Step 5: Start installing the second row, placing the plank in the same position as the first row. Place the plank at an angle and insert it into the groove of the plank in the first row. Make sure there aren’t any gaps between the seams.
Step 6: Continue installing the remaining rows exactly how you did with the first and second. You should find the click fit system speeds up the process. Once finished, remove spacers from the expansion gaps and cover them with moulding or a complementary threshold.
As the planks easily slot together, you should find the above installation guide a breeze. However, remember to always follow manufacturer specific installation instructions for the best possible fit.
As you can see, installing the Quick-Step Exquisa Slate Dark EXQ1552 is a straightforward process thanks to it’s click fit system. However, if you have any questions or need help installing the floor, you can give our expert friendly team a call. They’ll be happy to talk you through the process.
Important: We highly recommend contacting the manufacturer of the floor to receive an official installation guide. Failure to follow manufacturer guidelines could void the warranty.
Our Frequently Asked Questions
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- We provide stripping and adhesive in the accessories section.
- Sorry but no.
- Installing solid floors in water-prone areas causes them to swell. Consider pre-finished solid wood floors, which come with a waterproof surface.
- Lifestyle Flooring UK offer solid wood floors reinforced with multiple layers of protective coating. Therefore, our floors are extremely resistant to scratches and chipping.
- Squeaks are caused due to a wobbly sub-floor. Solid wood flooring must be installed on an even and intact subfloor to prevent squeaks.
- Yes, leave a gap of 10mm at the minimum, to accommodate expansions. A decorative bead board or skirting board can serve as a good cover for the gap.
- Lifestyle Flooring UK recommends an acclimation period of 5 days. This ensures that the solid wood is in a perfect condition for installation.
- A solid wood floor can be sanded and refinished several times, which makes the floor look new. The floor doesn't need sanding for the initial 10 to 15 years though.
- Standard engineered wood floors are not recommended for bathrooms as too much contact with water causes them to swell. Pre-finished types are preferable as they feature a water-resistant surface.
- Floors from Lifestyle Flooring UK come with multiple protective coatings, which makes them highly scratchproof.
- Squeaks occur when a floor is installed on an uneven subfloor. Correct installation will not produce squeaks.
- Yes, a gap of a minimum 10mm is required.
- Allow the floor to stay for a minimum of 36hrs in the room of installation for acclimation.
- Engineered floors can be sanded multiple times to retain their new look. They will not, however need sanding for 10 to 15 years immediately after installation.
- Yes. But, laminate floors are water resistant only to a certain extent. So, remove excess water at the earliest.
- Install the floors on even subfloors to prevent such noises.
- Laminate floors are not made of natural products however we recommended a minimum expansion gap of 1/4 inch.