Mostly use this for laminate flooring. We are on a large high rise building in Los Angeles and the laminate plankumg are made in china. The cheap product tends to seperate quite a bit unlike other laminates tjat are made mych better. And this mallet with the weight and handle makes it much easier on your wrist when closing up the planking. Now that I brought this mallet to work after one week of installing. All 23 other installers have purchased the same mallet. Helps out alot and the quality is very good. It has been 3 months so far and the mallet is being used everyday with no problems at all.