How to lay laminate flooring

Quick-Step wants to make your life as comfortable as possible. That’s why they invented the widely-acclaimed, patented Uniclic and Uniclic Multifit systems to install your laminate floor. Both systems are a lot faster and more solid than competitive solutions, ensuring easy installation even in the smallest corners or underneath doors.

On top of that, all Quick-Step laminate floors can be installed over traditional underfloor heating, so you can enjoy your new floor with maximum comfort. Want to go to the next level and put Quick-Step laminate on your stairs? That’s possible too! And if you’re looking for the best way to finish or maintain your new floor, we’ve got you covered as well.

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Why you'll love the 'Uniclic' click system

Our laminate floors come with a legion of installation benefits. Sounds too good to be true? Think again!

  • QUICK: the installation of long planks has never been faster.

  • EASY: use the method that works best for you and that avoids damaging your floor panels. Replacing planks or moving your floor is simple too; with Uniclic, you can simply lift up the panels.

  • TWO LEFT HANDS? NOT A PROBLEM! Uniclic is suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people, no matter in which corner of the room you start laying your floor.

  • SEAMLESS: say goodbye to open joints and to dirt that could get stuck in between.

  • PERFECTLY LEVEL: the tongue fits perfectly into the groove, resulting in a floor without level differences. This basically means no wear and tear at the edges.

Three easy installation methods

1. Rotate & click

Simply click the panels into each other along the long side and the short side of the plank.

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2. Horizontal insertion

Unlike most other floors, Quick-Step planks can also be joined together horizontally. This is ideal for installation in awkward corners, when reaching the last row of panels, or in places where it is difficult to rotate the panels, such as underneath door frames or heating units.

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3. Slide & click

Click the panel into place along the long side, then slide the short side into place against the previous panel and press down. This method was developed especially for the Quick-Step Exquisa range.

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Recommended underlays for your laminate floor

When laying a laminate floor, choosing the right underlay is essential to achieve the final look, quality and comfort you are looking for. That’s why Quick-Step specialists have selected a collection of high-quality underlays that are easy to install. Besides creating a level base for your new floor, they also provide excellent acoustic and thermal insulation.

QSUDLBP15 Laminate Accessories Basic Plus 15 M2 QSUDLBP15
Basic Plus 15 M2
2.99 £/m²
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A good and economical basis for places with less traffic, for instance a bedroom or attic.
15 m²
QSUDLTL9 Laminate Accessories Thermolevel QSUDLTL9
7.99 £/m²
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The perfect choice for installation on top of an existing tiled floor or a very uneven floor. Also provides extra insulation (5mm).
9 m²
QSUDLDRUCO15 Laminate Accessories Unisound QSUDLDRUCO15
6.49 £/m²
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Ideal for places with frequent traffic, for instance a living room (2mm)..
15 m²
QSUDLSW7 Laminate Accessories Silent Walk QSUDLSW7
Silent Walk
9.99 £/m²
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The ideal underlay to reduce the reflected noise caused by walking on the floor, and therefore a good choice for the ground floor. Also the best suitable underlay for underfloor heating and –cooling (2mm). Use this underlay in combination with tape: NETAPE50.’
7 m²
QSUDLTRS15 Laminate Accessories Transitsound QSUDLTRS15
6.49 £/m²
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Ideal to reduce the noise heard by the neighbours, and therefore the perfect choice for an upper floor or apartment (2mm).
15 m²

Handy tools for a worry-free installation

Looking for the right tools to lay your laminate floor according to your needs and wishes? At Quick-Step, we’ve got you covered.

QSTOOL Laminate Accessories Laminate And Parquet Installation Set QSTOOLA
Laminate And Parquet Installation Set
14.19 £/Pieces
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The Quick-Step installation set contains everything you need to rapidly install your floor without damaging it: a tapping block, adjustable spacers (to make sure you get the expansion joints right) and a metal crowbar.
Contents: tapping block, adjustable spacers, metal crowbar

Installation Videos

See for yourself how easy it is to install Quick-Step laminate flooring.

Laminate: installation video for Arte

Laminate: installation video for Exquisa

How to get started with laminate flooring

How to prepare a surface for laminate flooring

All the tools you need to install laminate

How to install an underlay

How to saw or cut laminate flooring

How to install laminate around radiator tubes

How to install laminate around round shapes

How to install laminate against a curved wall

How to install laminate in a room with slanted walls