Internet #204304189

Model #11242

Tapping Block

  • 100% polyamide body is sturdy and impact-resistant
  • Tap with a soft-faced hammer for a tight seam between planks
  • Compatible with soft-faced hammer
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Product Overview

Install your new vinyl flooring with precision while protecting the flooring from damage. Helpful tapping block protects the tongue or edge of the plank during installation so you can achieve a tight seam between planks. Once you have engaged a row of planks with another row, complete the installation by tapping the long groove with the Tapping Block until the rows are completely tight.
  • Use to gently tap tongue-and-groove planks together
  • 100% durable Polyamide body
  • For use with a soft-faced hammer
  • Approximate size: 6.38 in. x 2.36 in. x 0.94 in.
  • Recommended drain: K-7272 or K-7271

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Diameter (in.)
6.38 in
Product Width (in.)


Color Family
Flooring Product Type
Tapping Blocks
Flooring Tool Features
No Additional Features
Flooring Type
Product Type
Vinyl Tool
Product Weight (lb.)
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool
Vinyl Tool Type
Miscellaneous Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Questions & Answers


is this rubber or some sort of hard plastic?

Asked by Andrea March 10, 2020

Hard plastic and it's not very big

Why isn't this item stocked in the HD stores?? it's pretty annoying not to have have the tools f...

Asked by Rob May 14, 2018

Thank you for your question- The recommended tapping block is model#11242. I'm not sure why they are not stocked in the stores. They can be ordered in the store or online and shipped directly to customer or the store for pickup.

Does this work with coretec plus luxury vinyl flooring?

Asked by Drew January 23, 2018

I installed luxury vinyl flooring (Mannington). This should work for the majority if not all luxury vinyl flooring brands.

can anything else be used as a tapping block?

Asked by Me February 10, 2016

Probably, but this block has a profile that prevents damage to plank edges. It would be an under taking to duplicate as you would need to reinvent the profile. I recommend the block very strongly.

will this work with pergo xp?

Asked by golfnut February 1, 2016

No, Made for allure ultra

Does this work with other brands of flooring?

Asked by Abba January 16, 2016

I believe it will. I am going to use my tapping block on a different flooring material and I am confident it will work great.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 95 reviews
  • 86% recommend this product
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Worked great with no damage to the Lifeproof floor I installed in my neighbors bathroom.
Worked great with no damage to the Lifeproof floor I installed in my neighbors bathroom.
by HomeDepotCustomer
You need this.
I don't usually do reviews, but I decided to do one on this tool to help others. I can't imagine doing the job without this tool. You need this to eliminate the gaps for a tight and professional finish. I had first hesitated spending the extra $10 bucks to get this, but glad I eventually bought it. It is designed specifically so that when you tap on it the edge of the plank does not get damaged. Even if you are doing just one small room, get this and get it done right. Notice my white tapping block on the top right of the attached pic. I am an IT guy and not well versed in home improvement. But with the Allure Ultra and this wonderful little tool I am ready to tackle the other two bedrooms as soon as HD has another good deal on this flooring.
by Ken
2 people found this helpful
Broke after about 10 uses...
Broke after about 10 uses
Roght tool for the right job
Yes there are alternative methods of "locking" the vinyl flooring planks into place (using scrap pieces of the flooring for example) but for $10 figured why not buy the appropriate tool for the job.  The block was durable and I installed 35 boxes w/o issues   Others have commented on the block not lasting.  Not sure what type of hammer they are using (I can see this getting damaged using a regular hammer) but using a 12 oz. Double-Face Soft Hammer (Home Depot SKU # 806699) I had no issues with wear or damage at all to the block and it was hit plenty of times with force.  For me it was worth the money and it held up for my entire job.  Would recommend.
by DavidM
Too hard of material it would chip my flooring when...
Too hard of material it would chip my flooring when I would use it.
by Hawk
Do not use on Trafficmaster vinyl plank. Block is hard...
Do not use on Trafficmaster vinyl plank. Block is hard and chips the edges.
by Ede
by HomeDepotCustomer
This held up really nicely after installing an entire first...
This held up really nicely after installing an entire first floor. Don’t skimp on other install pieces. It’s worth it to buy this one
The block worked fairly well but then there were times...
The block worked fairly well but then there were times the block would slip and sometimes damage the side of the flooring. We were able to fix some of the damage, but not happy.
by Zoie
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