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Unit: Commercial vinyl

LMFFL3302A: Install commercial vinyl floor coverings
LMFFL3303A: Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes

Section 1: Commercial vinyl basics

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In this section, we'll cover some basic principles relating to commercial vinyl.

We'll look at the structure of the product, the range of adhesives used, and basic cutting and fitting techniques.

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We'll also talk briefly about the planning that goes into getting ready for an installation, and the preparations you should make before you show up to the jobsite.

Some of these topics are covered in more detail in other units from this resource.

In these cases there are references to the relevant lessons from those units.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is designed to test your knowledge of the commercial vinyl products available and the different types of adhesives used to install them.

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:

  • Structure of commercial vinyl

  • Types of adhesives

  • Planning and preparation

  • Handling and conditioning

  • Basic cutting techniques.

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

The Just for fun exercise will help to reinforce your understanding of which adhesives are most suitable for particular projects.

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