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Unit: Planning and costing

LMFFL3001A: Plan and cost flooring technology work

Section 2: Floor covering plans

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The key component of your work plan for an installation project is the floor covering plan.

This comprises a scale drawing of the floor, as well as specific details about the project, including internal room measurements, doorway widths, location of seams and pile direction.

In this section, we'll look at the components of a floor covering plan and the basic techniques of drawing proportional sketches and scale drawings.

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We'll also describe the units of measure used by flooring installers and the main methods employed to collect measurements on-site.

If you're not sure about how the metric system works, in particular the relationship between centimetres and millimetres, go to the following two lessons in the unit: Making measurements:

The metric system


You'll find tape reading and metric conversion exercises in these lessons to help reinforce the concepts.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section requires you to develop floor covering plans for three different installation projects.

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:

  • Understanding measurements

  • Parts of a floor covering plan

  • Proportional sketches

  • Scale drawings

  • Using triangulation

  • Measuring curves.

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

The Just for fun exercise contains some of the more common symbols and abbreviations used in floor covering plans and proportional sketches.

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