Quick-Step Parquet is an engineered hardwood floor. It means it is made up of three layers of real wood, compared to one layer for solid wood floors. Thanks to the careful selection of raw materials and a sophisticated manufacturing process, engineered hardwood is significantly less sensitive to contracting and expanding than solid wood floors.
|Quick-Step engineerd hardwood floors (Parquet)||Solid wood floors|
|Ecology||More economical use of wood: 1 m³ of wood = 150 m² of Quick-Step Parquet
Hevea wood = recycled rubber wood (a more solid basis)
|1 m³ of wood = 50 m² solid wood|
|Stability||Consists of 3 layers = less contracting/expanding||A lot of contracting/expanding|
|Lifespan||Top layer = 3 mm: sanding possible up to 3 mm||Sanding: only possible down to the tongue of the plank|
|Installation||Possible to install yourself thanks to the Uniclic Multifit system.
Both floating and glue-down installation possible.
|Traditional tongue and groove installation is time consuming.
Only glue-down installation.
|Protection||No extra protection needed thanks to 7 layers of varnish.||Needs to be sanded first: oil, varnish and wax.|
|Maintenance||Thanks to the use of dirt-repelling laquer, Quick-Step Parquet is easy to maintain with a simple cleaning kit.||Regular waxing and oiling.|
|Installation time||Product + installation = immediately ready for use.||Product + installation + finishing (sanding and oiling, wax or varnish)|