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Competencies covered

MSFFL3023: Apply solvent-based coatings to timber flooring

MSFFL3024: Apply water-based coatings to timber flooring

MSFFL3025: Apply oil-based coatings to timber flooring

MSFFL3046: Apply finishes to cork flooring


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Manufacturers of timber and cork floor finishes have developed a huge variety of products to cater for different client preferences and different performance needs.

In this section, we'll look at the main categories of coating systems and describe their typical characteristics.

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We'll also discuss the basic processes used to prepare the floor, apply the coatings and complete the job.

Note that we've only made specific references to cork when the processes are different from solid timber.

In general, the finishing process is much the same for all of these surfaces.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section asks you to describe the characteristics of the specific coating products you will be using in the practical demonstration events for this unit.

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:

  • Types of coatings

  • Preparing the floor

  • Applying the coating

  • Protecting the finished floor

  • Safety and environmental care.

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

The Just for fun exercise compares different coating types and their properties.

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