Insert the tongue of the second-row plank into the groove of the first-row plank at a slight angle until the laminate edges meet. Next, rotate down until the joints lock (Image 1). For the next plank, join the short end of the plank first (Image 2). You will see a gap on the long-side joints when the plank is rotated down. Raise the outside edge of the plank upward approximately 1”. Keep this angle as you push the plank in until the laminate edges meet. Rotate downward on the plank until the joint locks (Image 3). Repeat previous steps to complete installation.
To keep installed planks in place during installation, place the box of planks flush against the end of the row you're installing.
Align tongues into the grooves of the long and short sides of the planks. Install the long side first by placing a tapping block no closer than 8” from either end. Tap lightly along the long side until the joint is closed tightly (Image 1). Next, tap the end using the tapping block into a locked position (Image 2).
Using excessive force may damage the joint.
Align the plank you'll connect to the second to last row. Using a full-width plank as a spacer, trace the contour of the wall, and cut the plank to size. Install the long side tongue into the groove with the end joint aligned. Work evenly along the length of the plank, and lightly tap the joint closed using a pull bar and rubber mallet. After tapping the long side joint closed, tap the short side closed using a tapping block or pull bar. Remove all spacers.