If the hearing the name Lam-Hammer for the first time, you imagine a tool that might be used on the farm, you have a sick mind. This tool is designed to simplify the installation of laminate and engineered flooring. And its built-in slide hammer beats the hell out of trying to swing a hammer in a tight space.
To install the last piece of laminate against a wall or cabinets, you usually have to use a hammer and pull bar (or a pry bar) to snap the piece into place. With the Lam-Hammer, you just hook it over the end of the laminate and use the integrated slide hammer. Only the plastic spacer ring touches the flooring surface minimizing scratching.
Manufactured entirely in the United States, Lam-Hammer, Inc. creates their “Lam-Hammers” from high-quality steel and polypropylene. They powder-coat the steel for long-lasting protection against rust.
Lam-Hammer offers three versions: the Standard, the Atlas, and the Titan weighing 5 pounds, 6 pounds, and 7 pounds respectively. The Standard is designed for laminate floors, while the Atlas and the Titan are designed for engineered floors and subfloors. The three models run $85, $95, and $100. For $25 you can buy a 6″, 9″, or 12″ extension for reaching under dishwashers and radiators.