1. I am installing the planks with the tongue facing the starter wall and I'm using a hard rubber tapping block on the sides and butt ends of the planks. Since I have to keep the block at an angle to keep it out of the wet adhesive, I am dinging the top edge of some of the planks. I tried using a scrap piece of flooring but that didn't seem to work any better.
2. Some of the planks seemed to separate, even after being butted together tightly. The installation instructions say to use blue painter's tape to hold the planks together, but I was not applying the tape until after completing a section. Should I apply the tape to each plank as it is laid? What is the spacing between the strips of tape?
3. When I lifted some of the boards to check them I am not getting good adhesive coverage. I used the correct notched trowel and the subfloor is smooth within specifications.
Thank you for any help you can give me. Jim B.