Quick-Step, an international brand of timber and laminate flooring invests time, resources and creativity in significant amounts to create their impressive suite of smart and beautiful flooring products.

The splendour of Quick-Step’s exquisite laminate flooring range does not happen overnight or by chance. A team of highly qualified designers and R&D professionals at Quick-Step headquarters join forces to create today’s trends and tomorrow’s classics in floor designs.

Mrs Oke Nollet, Design Manager, Quick-Step explains that a new floor creation may take a year or two, as they identify new trends before they become mainstream. Their sources of inspiration are many and may include nature, events or architecture. Mrs Nollet and her team are in tune with their environment as this may be the catalyst to the next Quick-Step laminate flooring creation.

Quick-Step’s Authentic Oak floor was one such inspired development. Mrs Nollet noticed an old wooden gate on her way to work. Finding its texture and colour particularly beautiful, she took some pictures. To develop the idea into a real product, they bought some oak boards and started working on them to get a similar look. Using all means at their disposal including placing the boards outside in the sun and the rain, they were able to achieve the desired finish.

The Quick-Step R&D team are true craftsmen in the development of laminate floors driven by the key objective to create a floor that not only looks exceptional in sample size, but also after installation.

Aware that a wider variety of boards will create a more interesting floor, Quick-Step ensures that the combination of size, décor, structure and finishing is in balance. For instance, the Eligna Merbau, a hard, tropical wood species gets a flat surface and no bevel while the Largo Grey Vintage Oak on the other hand has a raw soft surface together with a random moving bevel.

Quick-Step’s timber and laminate flooring is available from Premium Floors .