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Unit: Lay flat vinyl

LMFFL2301A: Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings


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Resilient floor products are the most versatile floor coverings on the market.

Apart from being easy to maintain and keep clean, they can be used in situations ranging from special-purpose buildings to domestic kitchens.

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A few years ago some of these products had an image problem, especially in offices and domestic applications.

That is, they were often considered functional but not very 'classy'.

But this perception is rapidly changing as the variety of products and designs continues to increase.

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In this unit, we'll examine a very popular type of resilient floor covering - lay flat vinyl.

We'll look at the structure of the product, methods of installation and some of the general issues you need to deal with when you're working on-site and preparing for installation.

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The methods described in this unit are based primarily on the information provided by Armstrong and Forbo in their installation guides.

You can download the original PDF documents from their websites via the links below.



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There are four sections in this unit:

  1. Materials and equipment

  2. Preparing for installation

  3. Cutting and fitting

  4. Laying techniques.

Each section contains an overview, an assignment, and several lessons. The links to these pages will appear in the side menu bar when you select the main link for that section.

Practical demonstrations

Your final assessment of competency in this unit will include demonstrations of your ability to install lay flat flooring. To help you get ready for these hands-on assessment activities, have a look at the 'Practical demonstration checklist' by clicking on the link below:

Practical demonstration checklist

Your trainer may ask you to keep a log book of the work you do on-the-job that relates to these tasks. This will help them to see whether you have had sufficient practice in the full range of activities needed to satisfy the competency requirements, and to determine when you'll be ready to undertake the assessment events.

Select the link below to go to the first section of this unit.

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