help with formica flooring

I just tried install formica laminate flooring (ceramix, tile-like) and it was a disaster. The planks refused to go together and it took some seriously hammering with the block, which only damaged the floor.
Utter disaster. Super humid today, could that be a problem? This thing is supposed to snap together!!
Thoughts? Acclimated 48 hours. going on top of very old linoleum, floor reasonable level.
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Rent one of those thingies with the gunpowder charge to drive in a couple 1' diameter spikes. Then take a power grinder and flush it to the surface followed but some shoe polish to hide it. Don't forget to match the color. Piece of cake. I do it like that all the time and I ALWAYS DO EVERYTHING BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE.
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: I just tried install formica laminate flooring (ceramix, tile-like) and it : was a disaster. The planks refused to go together and it took some seriously : hammering with the block, which only damaged the floor. : : Utter disaster. Super humid today, could that be a problem? This thing is : supposed to snap together!! : : Thoughts? Acclimated 48 hours. going on top of very old linoleum, floor : reasonable level.
Troubleshooting is a process of elimination --
Did you start out by laying the first row Bass Ackwards?
That's a Serious Question! (The planks are designed to snap together in one direction (only). If you have the planks backwards, you're in for some serious damage.)
--
Steve
www.ApacheTrail.com/ww/
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Yes, I did lay the first row in right, as per instructions, you cut off the tongue and lay with the groove facing you.

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This is usually what happens if the subfloor has more than 1/8" rise/fall over 10'. Define "reasonable level".
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