Angle each piece into place and let it drop flat to the floor. To click and lock it to the previous row, hook it with a pry bar and pull the bar toward you.
Tip: Rent a table saw for cleaner, quicker cuts, especially if you're flooring over a large area or more than one room.
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Straightedge and clamps
to cut flooring
or ryoba saw, to trim door casings
Hammer or mallet
Miter box and drill/driver,
to cut and install shoe molding)
Measure the square footage of your space, then add 10 percent to that number to account for off cuts.
to mask the expansion gap
3. 1/2-INCH SPACERS
You can make these by cutting up a scrap piece of plywood.
4. 4D FINISH NAILS
to fasten the show molding
5. POLYETHYLENE SHEETING
to act as a moisture barrier if youa re installing the flooring over concrete