When choosing a floor, it’s important to understand one thing: yourself. Easier said than done — we know. But knowing how you plan to live on your floor helps determine which performance features you may need as you search.
Will your floor be exposed to water?
Do you have pets? How about kids?
What’s the overall look and feel of the room?
Knowing the answer to these questions is the best way to start your floor-buying journey.
1. Bath, kitchen, laundry or mudroom? Go waterproof.
Where you install your new floor makes a big difference in what material you choose. Porcelain or stone is naturally waterproof and will be right choice for some people. But if a wood look is more your style, a laminate floor is perfect.
Quick•Step floors are designed to look and feel like real wood, with the added bonuses of a surface coating and tight locking joint that make them waterproof. So when the full glass of wine slips out of your hand and on to the living room floor — it’s no problem. When the bath time becomes splash time, still no problem.
2. Pets demand a durable floor: Choose scratchproof.
At Quick•Step, we LOVE furbabies! Wet noses and tummy rubs rule! But with pets comes a lot of potential damage. Pet accidents require waterproof floors, but the most serious issues arise from the smallest source: toenails.
Your pet’s toenails can be responsible for large scratches, small scratches and microscratches that you can’t really see, but which gradually cloud the surface of your floor. Our NatureTEK laminate wood floors feature a scratch-resistant top layer that prevents clouding and damage from sharp toenails and exuberant puppy greetings. Just follow proper nail maintenance instructions from your veterinarian, and your floors will stay looking brand new.
3. Fashion-forward flooring? Choose a feature first.
The great thing about putting fashion first, especially when shopping Quick•Step floors, is you can get all the performance features you need plus the stylish, stunning, on-trend floor you want. There’s no sacrifice! We have wood-look flooring in multiple plank widths and lengths to create truly custom floors.
These wood looks are available in wood species like oak, pine, hickory, maple, cherry and more. There are even herringbone patterns to choose from, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind rooms to match your one-of-a-kind style. Because you have so many choices in color, wood, length and width, you never have to settle for features over fashion when choosing a Quick•Step floor.
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