Case Study: Quick-Step Laminate Floors
Quick•Step makes hand-crafted techniques an affordable option with the Eligna Country Collection, thanks to its new surface structure Country Surface. This artisan-inspired finish incorporates the distinctive look of wood planks with a sculpted and hand-crafted surface, for a truly timeless floor. Every plank has scalloped edges, as you'd expect in felled timber floors. At 6/16" thick, the planks ensure a more well-balanced tone and resonance underfoot. Country Collection is available in Dark varnished oak, Hickory natural and Hickory amber.
Quick•Step has created a true masterpiece with its new Quadra Slate laminate tiles. Quadra is unique, since the tiles can be installed in either of two ways: in straight lines adjacent to one another or staggered, for a more relaxed look. Quadra Slate is available in four sophisticated colors: Black opal, Charcoal grey, Indian autumn and California gold.
Another new introduction this year, Quick•Step's Eligna 3-strip planks feature a 3-strip design on each plank. This means fewer visible seams are produced when the floor is installed, for a more even distribution of planks. Each 8mm thick plank is 54 11/32" long and 6 1/6" wide. Quick•Step Eligna 3-strip planks are offered in three room-warming Oak tones: Natural, Honey and Dark red.
This year Quick•Step is going back in time to create vintage classics in its Perspective®4 collection. The traditional wood grain finish found on each vintage plank is brought to life with an eye for detail and variation. The gently beveled edges found on Perspective®4 planks draw out small rooms, making an interior look much larger. Two Vintage Oak designs have been added to the 9.5mm thick Perspective®4 line: Vintage oak dark and Vintage oak natural.
Quick•Step is adding a touch of exotic flare to its Eligna and Perspective®4 collections, with new color additions like Brazilian cherry, Santos Mahogany and Wenge. Guaranteed to be a hit with style-savvy consumers, these new laminate designs mirror some of today's most popular exotic wood collections.
All of these designs feature Quick•Step's new Natural Authentic® surface finish. This exclusive finish by Quick•Step is used to create the most realistic wood grain or slate surface achievable. In addition to creating the appearance of a natural wood or slate floor, Natural Authentic® also aids in slip resistance.