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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 3: Borders, features and coving

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The way you finish a floor covering at the borders will depend on the purpose of the floor and the design that the client has asked for.

In this section, we'll examine the main types of coving used in commercial floors and methods used to install them.

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We'll also look at some basic techniques for incorporating motifs and features into a flooring project.

These sorts of decorative designs can be as complex as the client's imagination and budget allow.

However, the principles of cutting and fitting them remain much the same, even though in practice there may be a huge variation in the work involved in setting out and installing them.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will test your understanding of the different types of coving used in commercial flooring and the basic methods used to install coving, borders and features.

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:

  • Borders and feature strips

  • Types of coving

  • Fitting cove formers

  • Coving field material

  • Fitting cove skirting

  • Motifs and patterns.

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

The Just for fun exercise presets a set of drawings showing the steps involved in forming an external butterfly corner, and asks you to put them in the right order.

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