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Roberts 20 in. x 2-3/4 in. Pro Tapping Block for Laminate and Wood Floors


20 in. x 2-3/4 in. Pro Tapping Block for Laminate and Wood Floors

  • Pushes planks together while you hammer them into place
  • Sturdy handle grip for stability
  • Protects the edges of laminate and wood flooring
$12.48 /each

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Simplify your flooring installation with the Roberts Pro Tapping Block, designed to protect the edge of tongue-and-groove, laminate and wood flooring material. This block gently pushes the planks together while you hammer them into place, helping ensure proper positioning. Crafted with durable polypropylene, the block features a large handle that provides a sure grip and solid support.

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20 in. x 2-3/4 in. Pro Tapping Block for Laminate and Wood Floors is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Screws damage laminate This tapping block works OK, not great but OK. The worst thing about it is that the two screws that hold the handle came out and damaged some boards before I noticed it and replaced the screws with longer ones. The whole design of the block could easily be improved. If you screw a handle to a piece of 2x4 you have something that probably works better and is certainly cheaper too.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from worked as designed made the installation of my tile counter tops a whole lot easier, even though it was my first time it still looked like a professional install
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor construction I purchased this product to install 700 square foot of laminate flooring. Though it appears sturdy and poured as one piece, it is not. The sides are thermal welded to the handle piece and this resulted in the sides eventually seperating from the base. It did not make it through the installation process and I would not recommend purchasing it.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product As with many of the other reviews I found this product poorly designed and easily broken. Went thru 2 of them installing wood laminate in 1 large room and 2 walk in closets. Not only did it break easily it damaged several laminate planks in the process.
Date published: 2011-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from You might to better with a piece of wood. After the handle broke off, it might as well have been a piece of wood. An expensive piece of wood.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from junk For a product meant to be hit by a hammer for flooring install, it didn't last one room until it started to break.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for the flooring DIYer I bought this tool to help with the install of laminate flooring throughout my house. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well this tool helped get the pieces to lock in all the way. I also seemed to have less chipping with this than other methods I have tried in the past.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lg tapping block Not worth the money. Too large to get in smaller areas and awkward to use. Returned mine for a smaller metal one.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Carpenter Better then the shorter tapping blocks. Helps pop in more of the laminate planks with less damage to edges
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Good, Broke after the first few taps, I will return! Not Good, Broke after the first few taps, I will return!
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money! Tapping block damaged the laminate ends (which are very fragile to begin with and need to be completely intact to avoid further problems with laminate installation). We ended up using a 6"-8" piece of 2x4 and basic hammer with no further chipping problems (wood absorbed some of the shock). Rating of "zero" if possible!
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Breaks too easily This is a piece of junk. I went through 8 of these while installing a floor. Invest in a better metal one.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Plastic Junk The handle broke halfway through job and then pieces started chipping off the sides. Really was not hammering on it hard. Just tapping in. Cheap plastic junk. Just use a piece of scrap or a 2x4
Date published: 2010-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works good A bit expensive for a plastic tool protects the edge of the floor well and is light weight.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from FlooringNovice Save your money, not worth the cost. Do buy those little spacer thingys though. Real timesaver. Wish I'd done that initially.
Date published: 2009-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good buy It is not expensive but a piece of 2x4 does a better job and cost less.
Date published: 2009-05-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from it broke on one end and all installed was a hallway This product won't hold up for long buy the metal one
Date published: 2012-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your money Purchased this Tapping block on Wednesday (26NOV14) at the Teays Valley store in WV. Today (28NOV14) I went to install some flooring and the tap block busted the third time it was struck with a rubber hammer. It did not last long enough to get started on the second course of flooring in a small 10x10 room. A record for me. $12 wasted on a tool that lasted less than a minute of use. Just glad that I had my old small tapping block which I attached a handle to years ago that has installed thousands of feet of flooring with failure.
Date published: 2014-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weak desgin I used this during a large flooring project. The quality just wasn't there. The plastic is weak enough to not damage the flooring you are installing however the block itself didn't make it all the way through the project. Due to being plastic several parts of it broke apart and by the end it didn't have a piece that wasn't broken. I ended up using a 6" piece of 2x4 I had lying around. I won't buy one of these again.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tapping Block Purchased this larger tapping block after trying to use a tiny one that came in a set recommended. This one made the job MUCH easier. Reduced the number of thumb hitting to zero (after multiple ones with the small block) and was able to get a better angle on the board. The handle is a must when using to slide the block down the board when tapping. Seems to have handled the blows well, 3 rooms down with 2 more to go, no cracking or otherwise defects in the product. Highly recommend! Only reason for 4 stars was the cost.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laminate taping block This is a MUST HAVE tool for installing laminate flooring. Works exactly as intended. It is easy to hold onto and WORKS!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk After a few blows with a rubber mallet on edge split...returned as soon as I can living 88 miles from a Home Depot.
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay away I got through 3 planks before the lip broke. Switched sides and got one more plank set before it broke.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Great. Did the Job Just Fine. Recommend The only think I would improve on is to use a harder plastic Hope it wasn't made in everything else these days.
Date published: 2012-08-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Try to find something else. Went through 4 of these blocks installing 1100 sq ft of 1/2 in. composite hardwood flooring. The handle broke off on one and the tapping edges separated on the others. If there was another in-store option I would have tried it. Not a good value based on performance. Would not recommend.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work for our laminate This may work for other types of laminate or hardwood, but for the tongue and groove that we are installing, this will not work. It would break the tongue if used. We returned and bought a different tapping block from another retailer.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from did not need Bought this as recommended for installation of laminate flooring, found we didn't really need it but glad to have it just in case!
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price and easy to install It was so easy to install and the. Result is great, so proud I dit it my self.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks and feels great This tool is exactly WHAT I been looking for. Think This will do the trick.
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Block was good I only had a few boards to install, after the second board the handle came off. I super glued the handle and screw. Then the other end came off. This should of been made of one peice, not two tiny screws to hold the handle.
Date published: 2014-01-15
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