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Standard Laminate and Interlocking Floor Installation Tool Kit

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  • Includes 9 in. extension, tapping block, and spacers
  • Steel built is perfect for installing laminate flooring
  • Polyethylene stabilizer ring is scratch-and-damage resistant
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Product Overview

The Standard Lam-Hammer Model #550 Kit is a professional tool that makes the installation of interlocking floors quick and easy. It virtually eliminates damage to walls and cabinets, reaching easily under toe-kicks and other low spaces when installing the last board in a row. It applies its full force horizontally to the board to be moved unlike the pull bar, which requires using a hammer at a downward angle. This downward blow can cause damage to the board, leaving a dent in it. The Lam-Hammer prevents such damage and provides for the proper installation for years of enjoyment.
  • Designed for the professional as well as the do-it-yourselfer
  • Includes 9-inch extension - used in extra-low places, such as under a dishwasher, radiator or electric baseboard heater
  • Includes tapping block, used in the field where tightening of a gap is needed
  • Includes spacers, are used to prevent the boards from being installed tight to the wall thereby allowing for expansion caused by temperature changes, they are removed when the installation is complete
  • Perfect for installing Laminate flooring
  • All steel construction
  • Includes a non-surface-scratching polyethylene stabilizer ring
  • 2 lb slide
  • Overall weight of kit is 8 lbs
  • The Lam-Hammer is 17.5 in. long and 3 in. wide. (the ring's diameter is 3.5 in)

Standard Laminate and Interlocking Floor Installation Tool Kit



Product Width (in.)


Flooring Product Type
Tapping Blocks
Product Weight (lb.)
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
The Lam-Hammer is protected by a 2-year limited warranty if used in accordance with its designed purpose. A copy of the store receipt with the date of purchase is required. Just return the tool for inspection by Lam-Hammer, Inc. We are not responsible for damage to the tool caused by misuse or use not intended. If the tool proves faulty, it will be replaced 100% plus shipping

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Customer Reviews

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by HomeDepotCustomer
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Does just what it says it will do. Came in...
Does just what it says it will do. Came in very handy for putting the floor together. I would highly recommend it.
by Duke
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This product works very well. Pulled the laminate joints tight. The tapping block was used consta...
This product works very well. Pulled the laminate joints tight. The tapping block was used constantly and spread the impact of a hammer blow. Shims were just the right size. Did not need the extension for this project, but may use it for follow-on work.
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Cost to much for what you got...
Cost to much for what you got
by Karen
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well made but clunky and expensive
Bought this to put in some laminate click flooring. First time putting in flooring so i wanted all the help i could get. The Lan Hammer had good reviews so we went for it, even though it is $105. Mistake.. The tool is very heavy and not easy to use on the thinner laminate. Maybe it would work better for hardwoods but not laminate. Wound up buying a rubber mallet to do the floors. Essentially i spent $105 for a tapping block, also, for the price they could provide more spacers. Disappointed overall
by floorDIY
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    Great purchase for the flooring
    The slide hammer is excellent for tapping laminate flooring together nears walls. It is a great alternate compared to the hammer and striking bar. It makes the task allot easier and also prevents any damage to the laminate flooring surface.
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    3 people found this helpful
    as advertised
    Did a floor 10 years ago for my mom, purchased a flooring kit that was junk. So when I knew we were going to do laminate flooring again, I started looking for professional tools, this kit I would recommend to anybody doing a laminate flooring job, the hammer tool is a must have.
    by sparky
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    2 people found this helpful
    Built to last,gets job done
    Built heavy duty, shipping to longer than Expected but it finally came
    by Greg158
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    1 person found this helpful
    Adds ease to laying laminate flooring
    The tool assist with laying laminate flooring against walls and cabinets
    by bean
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    4 people found this helpful
    This Lam-Hammer is great!
    I'm a home owner and I saw the reviews of this product and because I'm installing my first floor I decided to give this tool a try and it worked great even for a novice like me. I like not having to use a pry bar and appreciated the extras as well. I was wondering how I was going to install flooring under my dishwasher, this tool solves the problem. I would recommend this tool for anyone installing hardwood floors. Don't start a project like this without one!
    by Galaxy
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