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10 Best Vinyl & Laminated Wood Flooring Installation Kits In 2022

Vinyl & Laminated Wood Flooring Installation Kits

When it comes to giving your room a refresh, vinyl flooring and laminated wood flooring are a great choice. There’s an almost limitless range of styles and colors. It’s cost-effective and hard-wearing. And you can install it yourself without too many problems.

The DIY approach, though, will be much easier if you have the right equipment! Fortunately, there are plenty of ready-made kits out there that bring everything together in one place.

We’re going to take a look at ten of the best vinyl flooring/laminated wood flooring installation kits out there right now. We’ll review their pros and cons. And we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get the best results.

So step this way to find out more!

 

The Best Vinyl & Laminated Wood Flooring Installation Kits


1. REXBETI REX045

REXBETI 43-Piece Upgraded Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Kit with Solid Tapping Block, Long and Wider Pull Bar, Diameter 1 9/16' Reinforced Double-Faced Mallet and 40 Spacers

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REXBETI is one of the pre-eminent names when it comes to installation kits for vinyl flooring. The REX045 is the most expensive of the three models to make our list. But it’s still a reasonable price, and you get plenty for your money.

It’s designed to give you everything you need to install floating 7-millimeter vinyl plank or laminated wood flooring. There’s a pull bar, mallet, tapping bar and 40 spacers.

The mallet has a fiberglass handle with a heavy double-faced, rubber-covered head. It delivers plenty of weight to ensure your planks butt up tightly against each other. And the rubberized handle means you won’t lose your grip.

The pull bar has been upgraded, so it’s both longer and thicker than you’ll find in many other kits. This one is 12.2 inches long and 4.5 millimeters thick.

But do take care when you use the tapping block. If you don’t position it properly, you can damage the tongues and grooves that lock the planks together.

Pros:

  • The pull bar here is longer and thicker than most
  • Good quality double-headed mallet with rubberized grip
  • Includes 40 spacers to help you get an even finish

Cons:

  • Not designed for flooring less than 7 millimeters thick
  • Take care with the tapping block – if it’s not correctly positioned you can damage the edges of the planks.

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2. WORKPRO

WORKPRO Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Kit with Reinforced Double-Faced Mallet, Heavy Duty Pull Bar, Tapping Block and 30-Piece Spacers Included

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The WORKPRO kit is the same price as the REX045 and has similar contents. Here too you’ll find a mallet, pull bar and spacers. In this case there are 30 spacers, rather than 40.

The mallet is made of good quality materials. The handle is an attractive and solid hickory, while the double head is made of cast iron and covered in PVC. Chrome plating between the heads gives it a smart finish. The whole thing weighs just over a pound.

The pull bar is made from A3 steel. It measures 12.25 inches long and just over 3 millimeters thick. A particularly nice touch are the felt pads, which prevent it scratching the floor as you work.

The tapping block is constructed of solid polypropylene. That makes it robust enough to cope with the repeated knocks it will get as you install your floor.

Everything here is decent quality, but bear in mind that it’s designed for vinyl or laminate flooring. If you’re installing something more robust – like 0.75-inch hardwood flooring – you’ll want a heavier duty option.

Pros:

  • Good quality double-headed mallet with solid hickory handle
  • Felt pads on the pull bar help prevent scratches to your floor
  • Solid polypropylene tapping block is nice and robust

Cons:

  • Not quite as many spacers as you’ll get in some other packs at this price point
  • The pull bar is slightly flimsier at 3.1 millimeters thick.

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3. Aigreat

Laminate Wood Flooring Installation kit, Aigreat Wood Flooring kit with Long and Wider Pull Bar,40PCS Spacers,and Reinforced Double Faced Mallet.

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This kit from Aigreat contains everything you need to install vinyl or laminate flooring. And the modest price tag is about 20 percent less than the WORKPRO or REX045 options.

Here you’ll get a double-headed mallet, pull bar, tapping block and 40 spacers.

The quality is good too. The mallet has a rubberized grip to prevent it slipping, and the head has a diameter of 35 millimeters. That’s larger than some of the other options on the market. The rubber coating delivers plenty of force, without risking damage to your floor.

The pull bar is solid too, 12.5 inches long and 4.1 millimeters thick. And everything comes with a 12-month warranty.

One thing to note with this is that the tapping block has quite a glossy surface. That means it takes a little extra care to prevent it sliding as you work. And it could do with being a bit thicker too.

Pros:

  • Each of the two heads of the mallet has a generous diameter of 35 millimeters
  • The 12.5-inch long pull bar is pretty robust
  • Everything comes with a 12-month warranty

Cons:

  • The glossy surface means the tapping block can slide around if you’re not careful …
  • … and we’d prefer it to be a bit thicker.

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4. EZARC

EZARC Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Kit with Reinforced Double-Faced Mallet, Heavy Duty Pull Bar, Tapping Block, Foam Kneepads and 60 Piece Spacers

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EZARC’s kit is one of the more expensive on our list, but it still won’t break the bank. And you’ll get some extras here that standard kits don’t provide.

There’s the usual mallet, pull bar and tapping block. And you’ll get extra spacers – 60 in all. The kit also includes foam knee pads to give you a more comfortable installation experience. All this for just 10 percent more than the price of the WORKPRO and REX045.

The quality of all of the pieces is solid. The mallet has two rubber heads, each with a diameter of 35-millimeters. The pull bar is 12 inches long and a reasonably robust 4 millimeters thick. The tapping block is made of solid polypropylene. And the spacers have serrated edges to keep them in place.

The knee pads are made of extra thick 12-millimeter foam. They’re not the most robust, but at this price point they do the job well enough. Just note that the straps may not be wide enough for a comfortable fit for all users.

Pros:

  • Includes 60 spacers with serrated edges for easier use
  • Solid mallet with 35-millimeter diameter double head
  • Includes knee pads for a more comfortable installation

Cons:

  • Some may find the straps on the knee pads too narrow for comfort
  • Not the cheapest – though the price difference is small and you get a lot for your money.

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5. REXBETI REX006

REXBETI Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Kit with 30 Spacers, Upgraded Tapping Block, Pull Bar and Mallet(Black)

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The REX006 is the second kit from REXBETI to make our list, and the least expensive too. It costs about 20 percent less than the other REXBETI offerings we’ve reviewed. So what do you get at this price point?

Well, there’s a mallet, pull bar and tapping block. The most obvious difference is that you’ll get slightly fewer spacers – 30, compared to 40 in the REX045.

The mallet has a double head, but it’s not very large or heavy. Ditto the pull bar. If you’re installing vinyl flooring, it will be fine. But don’t expect it to stand up to very heavy use. And for thicker laminate or hardwood flooring, it’s best to invest in something heavier duty.

Pros:

  • Cheap and cheerful kit that will be fine for vinyl flooring
  • Includes mallet, pull bar, tapping block and spacers

Cons

  • The rubber mallet is rather small and lightweight
  • You’ll only get 30 spacers with this one.

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6. REXBETI REX019 (Our Top Pick)

REXBETI 43-Piece Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Kit with 40 Spacers, Tapping Block, Heavy Duty Pull Bar and Diameter 1 3/8' High-Strength Fiberglass Handle Mallet, Non Slip Soft Grip

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If you’re looking for a kit with a more robust mallet, Rexbeti’s REX019 could be the right choice.

The handle is made of fiberglass, so it’s strong yet light. There’s a comfortable non-slip rubber grip. And the double heads have a generous 35-millimeter diameter.

The pull bar is 12 inches long and just over 4 millimeters thick. Felt pads on the back help prevent scratches to your floor. Note though, that this is fairly narrow, and doesn’t taper the way some other pull bars do.

There are 40 spacers, each with a ridged surface to help them stay in place.

The tapping block may be a little too small, depending on your flooring. But it’s strong enough. And the  upper part of the mallet handle, spacers and tapping block are all bright orange. You won’t miss them as you’re working!

Pros:

  • Strong mallet with lightweight fiberglass handle
  • Good quality pull bar, with felt pads to prevent scratches to your floor
  • 40 spacers with ridged surface to help them stay put

Cons:

  • The tapping block may be a little small for some
  • The pull bar is the same width from top to bottom.

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7. ZEXHOM

ZEXHOM Professional Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Kit with 40 Spacers, Upgraded Tapping Block, Widen Pull Bar and Heavy Duty Mallet

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ZEXHOM’s well priced installation kit has plenty to recommend it. It’s one of the cheapest on our list, but still contains a mallet, pull bar, tapping block and 40 spacers.

The mallet is decent, with a rubber handle and 40-millimeter diameter double heads. But we have heard of some cases where the head has started to pop off during use.

The pull bar is 12 inches long and 4 millimeters thick. And it widens to 70 millimeters to spread the load over a bigger area and avoid damage to your planks.

The weak point in this kit are the spacers, which are very flimsy. But this is still a decent set for the money.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive kit with plenty of elements
  • The mallet has a double head with a generous 40-millimeter diameter
  • Good pull bar with tapered design to help avoid damage to planks

Cons:

  • We’ve heard some reports of the hammer head coming loose during use
  • The spacers are pretty flimsy.

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8. One Sight

One Sight Upgraded Professional Laminate Wood and Vinyl Flooring Installation Tools Kit with Reinforced Mallet, Upgraded Pull Bar, Durable Tapping Block, 40 Spacers, 2 Knee Pads and 1 Backpack

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One Sight’s kit is almost twice the price of the one from XEHOM. So what do you get for your money?

Well, there’s a good quality mallet with a 40-millimeter diameter double head and rubber handle. We’ve heard of a couple of cases where the head has come loose, but this seems to be rare.

You’ll also get a tapered pull bar with large felt pads to protect your floor. The tapping block has been upgraded to make it very strong. And there are 40 wedge-shaped spacers to help you get an even finish.

Also included in the price are a pair of knee pads and a drawstring bag to keep everything in one place.

The minor downsides are that the knee pads aren’t the thickest. And the thin straps mean they may not be comfortable for those with bigger legs.

Pros:

  • Comes with a neat drawstring bag for handy storage
  • The mallet has two heads, each with a diameter of 40 millimeters
  • The pull bar features extra-large felt pads to help protect your floor

Cons:

  • The knee pads included in the kit aren’t very well padded …
  • … and their narrow straps won’t be comfortable for all users.

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9. TOLESA

TOLESA Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Kit Vinyl Flooring Tools with 30 Spacers, Heavy Duty Pull Bar, Durable Solid Rubber Tapping Block, Non Slip Soft Grip Double Faced Mallet, Foam Knee Pads

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TOLESA’s keenly priced kit includes a mallet, pull bar, tapping block, 30 spacers and a pair of knee pads. And it’s still one of the cheapest options on our list.

There are, however, some compromises to be made. The mallet is smaller than most. The handle is 12 inches long, but the double heads measure just an inch across.

The pry bar isn’t particularly heavy duty, but will work fine with vinyl flooring. And its tapered design is easy to use. The knee pads will be a little on the small side for many users.

The tapping block is made of durable rubber. And the spacers have a ridged surface to help keep them in place. Some people have had to resort to masking tape, however, to hold them steady.

All in all, a decent kit at a very modest price.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Resilient enough to be used effectively with vinyl flooring
  • Includes knee pads as well as a mallet, pull bar, tapping block and spacers

Cons:

  • The mallet is rather small
  • Many DIYers will find the knee pads a bit tight.

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10. Preciva

Preciva Laminate Wood Flooring Installation Tool Kit with 40PCS Wedge Spacers, Solid Durable Tapping Block, Long and Wider Pull Bar, Reinforced Double-Faced Hammer

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Preciva’s kit is exactly the same price as the one from TOLESA. In this case, you’ll be swapping out the knee pads for extra spacers – 40 instead of 30 in the TOLESA kit.

The mallet is slightly bigger than the one from TOLESA too. The head here has a diameter of 3.5 millimeters. The handle has a comfortable rubber grip, but it’s a little shorter, at 11.5 inches.

The polypropylene tapping block has an unusual trapezoid shape, with one side longer than the other. The construction is hollow too, albeit with internal “beams” designed to add strength. That makes it a little less robust than solid blocks.

And the spacers are rather flimsy too. But at this price, there’s not much to grumble about.

Pros:

  • Includes 40 spacers
  • Mallet with rubber grip and 35-millimeter head
  • Good value for money

Cons:

  • Spacers are rather flimsy
  • The tapping block isn’t very robust.

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Time to choose your vinyl flooring installation kit!

That brings us to the end of our round-up of ten of the best vinyl flooring installation kits on the market today. We hope it’s helped you narrow down your search!

Our favorite is the REX019 from REXBEXIT. It has everything you need to make installing your vinyl flooring a breeze. The mallet is great quality. And we love the cheerful orange finish.

But whichever kit you choose, we hope your flooring installation goes like a dream. Good luck with your next project!

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