Last year we fitted a barn conversion out in Macclesfield with Quick-Step perspective harvest oak. Current wide spread thinking is that Quick-Step is the best laminate on the domestic market to date. Here we look at some of the reasons for that.
The perspective harvest oak range consists of two types.
The first and cheapest option, commonly known has perspective 950, has a bevel along the two lengths of the board and the second, perspective 950-4 has, you’ve guessed it, a bevel on all four edges of each board.
The raised textured finish is very realistic and feels like a quality product in hand. More suited to a rustic environment than a modern contemporary dwelling in my opinion. Each board is 9.5 mm thick, giving the structure strength and a solid feel under foot.
Typically Quick-Step 950 ranges from £19 per meter up to around £25 per meter. Sounds heavy, however, with a life time locking system guarantee and a floor that can be lifted up and placed in another room or property and still look the same as the day it was first installed, the price is certainly justified.
I tend to give a more hands on approach to my reviews and I try not to woffle on, oops to late! Hands down the Unilin patent locking system is still one of the best. The locking system is coated with a paraffin wax to help with the fitting and to prevent abrasion of the locking system with any slight movement. For me the colours a little ropey but in the right setting it can be an ideal choice.
In summary, the harvest oak is technically excellent and is a dream to fit. So if you’re considering a diy installation then this stuff will look after you. Although if you’re considering having it on your stairs, speak to the professionals! Great scratch resistance and as with most laminates of this calibre, it can be taken up to replace individual boards should you damage one! Or you can call us the do a plank replacement and save yourself the hassle 😉
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