Interior designer Nicki Huggins on Fix It Finish It selects Quick-Step’s Dark Grey Varnished Oak for Mercer family kitchen transformation.

Dallas, TX – May 4, 2015 – Quick-Step, the style, design, and innovation leader in laminate flooring, was recently featured in an episode of Antonio Sabato, Jr.’s new television series Fix It Finish It. In this episode, Antonio and his team were joined by interior designer Nicki Huggins to completely remodel a kitchen from top to bottom in one day for the Mercer Family of Louisville, Kentucky. The Mercer’s needed a clean environment for their baby Hadley who is in recovery from battling leukemia for 9 months. The family’s outlook is optimistic and persevering, so the team gave them a beautiful new kitchen which reflects their positive spirit!

A Labor Of Love

“Wowwwwwwww! This is awesome!” exclaimed mom Ashlie Mercer during the big reveal of the transformed kitchen. “We’re going to love this! It’s so pretty! This is amazing!”

“It was a heartfelt renovation, one that everyone involved felt deeply about because the Mercer’s youngest daughter, Baby Hadley, had just been through 3 rounds of chemo and a bone marrow transplant, starting at 6 months,” said Nicki Huggins, interior designer in charge of all design elements of the kitchen renovation. “With all her treatments, she had very little immune system left. Germs flourishing in the grout of their 1940’s kitchen were a very real threat to her recovery.”

Also, because Hadley is fighting leukemia, she could not be around dust or construction, so the mission for Antonio and team was to refurbish and sanitize the kitchen in one day. What a successful renovation this was!

A Grey/Brown Floor – Perfect!

By selecting Grey Varnished Oak Planks from Quick-Step’s Eligna Collection designer Nicki Huggins chose a versatile, medium grey-brown foundation for the Mercer’s new room. The grey- brown color of this floor is very on-point with the latest color trends in both high-end hardwood flooring and the overall home design industry.

Beautiful & Durable

With three growing daughters, the Mercers
needed a floor that could stand up to their family’s daily living. The choice of Quick-Step’s high quality laminate planks brought the same charm of a real hardwood floor into their home, while ensuring that the floor would still look great years from now — despite the daily dose of dress-up- high-heels, spilled nail polish, and impromptu kitchen “dance recitals” that are no doubt part of this active family’s lifestyle!

And, a Quick-Step floor is virtually maintenance-free … perfect for the mom who already has her hands full with this busy family! Due to a special anti-static surface on each plank that repels dust and dirt, periodic sweeping with a dry dust mop is just about all that is needed to keep Quick-Step floors looking like new.
With the show’s aggressive one-day-room-transformation deadline, Quick-Step was the perfect flooring choice — a floor with enduring beauty, but quick and easy installation! Quick-Step floors are easy to install, because they feature the patented Uniclic glueless installation locking system. Quick- Step planks simply click together to form a lasting connection. The team laid the Mercer’s entire floor in just hours!

NO Products Sourced From China
Consumers can have full confidence that with Quick-Step, their families are living on laminate floors that meet strict indoor air quality standards. All Quick-Step quality laminate flooring meets all governmental and industry standards for air quality — as certified by credible third-party organizations. The vast majority of Quick-Step laminate flooring is made in the U.S.A., in North Carolina with a very limited number of products sourced from Quick-Step’s production facility in Belgium. NO products are sourced from China.