I need suggestions for keeping a laminate floating floor in place during installation on a vapor barrier over concrete. I was hoping to hear of good ideas to prevent this slip/slide effect on the vapor barrier. Should I replace the vapor barrier and, if so, with what? Is there a non-slip product available? Any better tips/tricks of the trade?
I can't keep the floating floor from sliding over the vapor barrier. I can start the floor straight, but as soon as I start tapping the flooring together, the flooring pivots and slides and I lose my straight line resulting in a major shift over 40'. I've tried placing spare boxes of flooring as well as had a 250 lbs person stand on it.
I am installing a floating laminate floor on top of a concrete slab in my basement. The flooring is Pergo Outlast+ with built-in padding and barrier but since it is going on top of concrete it is recommended to put a > 6 mil vapor barrier underneath. The vapor barrier is a black, vinyl, slick surface - snapping chalk lines doesn't work well. I've been using a Bosch laser level instead but I fear I am trying to be "too precise" over the 40' span. I have put down and pulled up this flooring twice as a result and I am at my wits end. I ended up hiring someone who ended up botching it even worse (picture attached) and now I am back to doing it myself.