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MSFFL2021: Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings

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The purpose of notches in a notched trowel is to regulate the amount of adhesive that's spread on the substrate.

Different notch sizes and shapes are used for specific floor covering products and adhesive.

Below are the most common notch shapes.

See if you can match up the correct name for each one by clicking on the name first and then the corresponding diagram. The names in brackets are alternative terms that are sometimes used by particular trowel manufacturers.

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