Squeezing the floor panels

Many manufacturers of laminate flooring recommend it, to mechanically press the first three strips of panels together, and not by tapping with a hammer. One way is to use tensioning belts with a similar effect, like various types of belts for securing loads. At its ends, such a belt is equipped with metal catches, which catch on the edges of the panels. After tensioning, the straps will press the individual panels tightly and firmly against each other.