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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 2: General laying techniques

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In this section, we'll talk about the techniques used to stick down commercial vinyl and finish the job with heat welded seams.

When these tasks are done properly, the resilient floor becomes a very durable surface that will last for many years.

But there are some potential issues you need to look out for, because they can mean the difference between a high quality job and a call-back to rectify a problem.

We'll discuss ways of avoiding these issues.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is designed to test your knowledge of methods used to apply adhesives and heat weld commercial vinyl.

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:

  • Applying an adhesive

  • Problems with adhesives

  • Heat welding equipment

  • The welding process

  • Heat welding problems

  • Finishing the job.

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

The Just for fun exercise shows some examples of welding problems and asks you to match up the causes and results.

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