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Competencies covered

MSFFL2017: Install carpet cushion underlays and gripper accessories

MSFFL2018: Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings


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Tufted carpet is one of the most widely used types of carpet in the world, especially for domestic applications.

The term 'tufting' refers to the manufacturing process of inserting tufts of yarn into a backing cloth.

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Bonded carpet is also a popular and cost-effective type of carpet.

The bonding process relies on a layer of adhesive to hold the pile material in position on the backing cloth.

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In this unit, we will examine these two types of carpet and discuss the procedures used to install them over a cushion underlay using the carpet gripper system.

The skills needed to carry out this type of carpet installation are fundamental to every carpet layer.

Once you have mastered these basic techniques and are able to install unpatterned carpet using the gripper system, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge to a variety of more advanced applications.

These will be covered in other units that focus on patterned carpets, custom designs, decorative finishes and stairs.

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Working through this unit

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There are four sections in this unit:

  • Preparing for installation

  • Carpet grippers and mouldings

  • Carpet cushion underlays

  • Tufted and bonded carpets

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 demonstration

Your final assessment of competency in this unit will include demonstrations of your ability to put your knowledge into practice and physically carry out installations of tufted and bonded carpet using the carpet gripper system. 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 demonstrations

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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