From 17 to 20 January 2015 in Hannover, UNILIN will showcase its newest Quick-Step and Pergo flooring solutions at DOMOTEX, the world’s leading trade fair for floor coverings. For two of the brands’ new solutions, a special spot will be reserved in the dedicated ‘Innovations@DOMOTEX’ areas: the Quick-Step Impressive and Impressive Ultra laminate flooring, and the Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) of both Quick-Step and Pergo.
The Innovations@DOMOTEX concept allows architects, interior designers and contractors to tune into the latest market trends. Dedicated areas on the trade show floor feature exceptional new products and concepts. This year, Innovations@DOMOTEX will showcase Quick-Step’s newest water-resistant laminate flooring Impressive (Ultra) and Quick-Step and Pergo’s exceptionally fine LVT designs in expo-halls 6 and 9.
Quick-Step Impressive (Ultra), a new generation of waterproof laminate floors
The Innovations@DOMOTEX jury had good reasons to select the new Quick-Step Impressive range for presentation at DOMOTEX. Ruben Desmet, general manager laminate at UNILIN/Quick-Step, comments: “A laminate floor with a fully protective water-repelling layer is a first. The Hydroseal technology makes Quick-Step Impressive and Quick-Step Impressive Ultra the most water-resistant laminate floors on the market, without the need for sealing or additional coatings. Moreover, all new designs look exceptionally natural, with authentic grains perfectly reflected in the floor’s joints as well.”
Quick-Step Impressive and Impressive Ultra floors are available in 16 new designs, including a stunning Scandinavian-inspired natural pine, and a special design based on the charred character of burned planks, adding depth to interiors. Unlike with other laminate floors, the joints are pressed into the surface structure during production. This not only makes the floors more water-resistant, but also ensures that the design, colour and structure of the surface blend more subtly, and more than ever create a realistic look. Quick-Step Impressive (Ultra) will be on display in the Innovations@DOMOTEX area in expo-hall 9.
LVT that stands out, made by Quick-Step & Pergo
What convinced the jury to also include UNILIN’s LVT in the Innovations@DOMOTEX? Pieter Buyck, general manager LVT at UNILIN/Quick-Step: “UNILIN successfully applied its 20 years of experience and knowhow to create high-performance click profiles and adapted these to its LVT range. This resulted in a super-fast, super-easy and reliable click system. Furthermore, the floors are manufactured entirely in-house and have been designed by the same Quick-Step and Pergo designers who in the past brought us a broad range of successful laminate designs. And this shows: the finishing of the LVT is super matt, resulting in a floor that cannot be distinguished from real wood or stone. Plus, the product is more scratch-resistant and stable than any other vinyl floor on the market .”
The vinyl is made in UNILIN’s European production facilities, allowing a unique and exceptionally fine print quality for LVT. During the whole process, from powder to finished, packaged planks, the most stringent manufacturing, material and quality controls are applied. The floors can contain up to 60% recycled materials. Only bio-based phthalate-free plasticizers (ecological ESBO) are used. What’s more, all waste from the production process is recycled, while saw dust from UNILIN’s laminate factory is used as fuel to supply electricity to the facility. UNILIN’s LVT will be on display in expo-hall 6, next to the Quick-Step & Pergo booth.
Find out more about Innovations@DOMOTEX at http://www.domotex.de/en/innovations
For further information, contact Quick-Step at www.quick-step.co.uk