Any experience of Quick-Step Impressive Ultra?

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SunflowerLV Mon 02-Feb-15 22:12:05

Hi there,

I need replace the flooring in my open plan living room (kitchen, dining and living room). My DS prefers engineered wood but I am wondering if laminate would be more practical because we have two young children. I have been looking at the Quick-Step Impressive Ultra range as it claims to be waterproof, dirt and dust repellent as well as scratch-resistant.

Does anyone have any experience of this product?

Beckyt80 Sat 07-Feb-15 16:04:10

I'm also looking at this. It seems to gave a nicer feel than the other laminates. Apart from the thickness of the planks I'm trying work out the difference between the impressive and the impressive ultra range. I too would be interested in anyone's experience?

SunflowerLV Sat 07-Feb-15 17:17:34

From what I understand the impressive ultra range has a waterproof coating whereas the impressive range does not.

Teaandcake7 Wed 25-Mar-15 18:32:55

Did any of you fit quickstep impressive. I'm looking at the White planks for open plan kitchen dining area keeping the carpet living room end. Have quickstep on ground floor fitted prior to me buying the house and pleased with it.

SunflowerLV Thu 02-Apr-15 16:44:06

Beckyt80 - what I said was not correct. The Impressive and Impressive Ultra both have the waterproof coating. The difference between the two is that the Impressive is 8mm thick whereas the Impressive Ultra is 12mm thick. I went to the Ideal Homeshow and Quickstep had a stand there so I was able to ask the difference between the two.

Teaandcake7 - not yet. I am still looking for a builder for the house renovation. Trying to decide whether to have the builder fit the Quickstep or have a Quickstep trained fitter do it. What are you going to do?

Beckyt80 Thu 02-Apr-15 16:50:39

I have had the quickstep impressive classic oak fitted. It seems nice but can't really comment on durability after 2 weeks. One good thing is it is not slippery at all. I don't know whether we had a bad selection of packs but the variation of planks is not very high.

tatomartin Sun 17-May-15 18:53:51

Hello! Does anyone have any experience on The quick step impressive ?

Beckyt80 Sun 17-May-15 20:30:10

So far so good with our quickstep impressive. I think definitely the Matt texture makes it feel nice and not too laminatey! I think it looks quite similar to some of the engineered woods I looked at. Everything has wiped off and no scratches yet!

MyHumbleHome Fri 29-May-15 10:09:47

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Onebigtum Fri 12-Jun-15 17:14:58

I've always been a big fan of Quickstep and have Perspective in hallway, lounge and dining room downstairs which I love. Decided to go for a white floor in the spare bedroom and chose the Impressive White and regretted it since! It marks very easy and dark clothing stains it too, meaning we have to go barefoot in that room and can't even sit on the floor! It constantly looks dirty. Cleaning takes a lot of effort too. So I definitely wouldn't recommend the white!

MrsMopnot Thu 25-Feb-16 14:22:29

My advice, avoid this flooring because it will not live up to its advertising claims, and if you have children running around definitely a ‘NO-NO'!

My house was gutted and refurbished last summer. I spent 2 months unsuccessfully looking for the washed out white colour I wanted in hardwood, then my builder suggested Quick-step. Because I'd had laminate flooring in my previous home, perfect for 15yrs until the day I moved out in 2009, I decided laminate was probably longer wearing than hardwood (duh!), and floored throughout with Quick-step (incl stairs).

I should have realised that the fact they were selling repair kits indicated an inherent problem with this flooring, but the 25yrs warranty reassured me, which I have since discovered is virtually worthless!

Bearing in mind that no-one was actually living in the house at the time, 5 months ago (Sept) a small chip appeared near an empty bedroom doorway. My husband wrote to Unilin who diagnosed via a photograph that something heavy had obviously been dropped on the floor - nothing had been dropped! To save argument my husband agreed to accept a free repair kit (not as easy to use as the video claims!).

For reasons I won't go into, the house is still virtually empty and hardly lived in since completion of the refurb last year. But a few days ago I was cleaning throughout and discovered three new ‘chips’ in places where it’s not possible anything has been dropped to cause this. The laminate appears to have simply flaked off and left erosions beneath.

The floor has been cleaned according to the company's instructions, using their (expensive) products, it is shoe free and nothing has been dropped on it - in fact I’m now terrified of dropping anything for fear of what would then happen!

NB: I have since googled a number of similar bad reviews - and worse sad

It’s approx only 8 months since the floor was laid, there have been very few visitors (shoeless) so I dread to think what would happen if I had a party with guests wearing shoes, who - heaven forbid - might even drop something!

I advise anyone who has fitted Quick-step flooring to video it in case of future problems!

What really upsets me is that I’ve learned too late that I could have had a hardwood floor sanded and painted to my colour preference, and resanded if needed in the future, whereas now I’m looking at years of continual repair to the Quick-step floor, or alternatively replacing it at enormous cost!

I have this morning written to Unilin advising that this flooring is not fit for purpose according to the Sale of Goods Act and I will let you know what their response is.

MrsMopnot Sun 28-Feb-16 15:24:04

PS: For US neg reviews google "Flooring.net Consumer Reviews of Quick Step synthetic floors"

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