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Competencies covered

MSFFL2021: Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings


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There are some standard installation methods that can be used with all sheet flooring products.

These include the techniques used to mark and scribe material, cut seams and reliefs, match patterns and use templates.

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Once you know these methods, you can apply the same principles to fitting cushioned vinyl, commercial vinyl, linoleum and any other sheet materials.

So in this section, we'll discuss these general techniques for fitting, marking, scribing and cutting.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will ask you various questions relating to cutting and scribing lay flat vinyl flooring.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it. You'll find the link in the menu bar.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Seams and joins

  • Freehand cutting

  • Direct scribing

  • Pattern scribing.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise looks at the range of tools needed to carry out specific scribing and cutting tasks.

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