Place a tapping block against the plank, fitting it around the groove. Use a hammer or mallet to tap block and coax the tongue and groove to click together. Install the next plank by clicking its end into the previous plank, then tapping it against the previous course. Continue installing planks until you have filled the field.
Tip: To keep the floating floor from moving as you tap in the following courses, weight it down with the stacks of uninstalled planks.
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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