My ex and I have been divorced for twenty years now, but my daughter fills me in on the things that I really need to know. "Mom, Dad laid the same kind of laminate floor in his dining room as you have in the hallway, but his floor has these big gaps in them and yours doesn't." Uh-huh, uh-huh, see now, he should have listened to me and spent the extra money on an Armstrong Laminate Pull Bar to do the job right, except that I'm not talking to him anymore. "Tell your father to go to Lowes and get an Armstrong Laminate Pull Bar if he wants to get rid of the gaps in his dining floor."
"Oh, mother." My daughter thought about it for a moment. "Will that really work?"
Yes, it really works. A Laminate Pull Bar is a shaped piece of steel that is specifically designed to tap in each board of the laminate floor as you fit it together. It's like using a very thin set of fingertips to grip the board on the edges, especially near the wall where you only have a 1/8 inch gap to work with. Tap the higher bend with a mallet or hammer to make a snug fit in the joints, and your laminate floor installation work will be seamless.