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MSFFL2017: Install carpet cushion underlays and gripper accessories

MSFFL2018: Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings


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In this section, we'll look at the main types of carpet grippers and metal mouldings that are used to secure carpet and finish the edges.

The most common method for fixing them into position is with nails.

But that isn't always possible, especially if the subfloor is in poor condition.

So we'll also discuss various techniques that can be used to fasten gripper strips and mouldings to problem subfloors.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will test your knoweldge of the Australian Standard requirements for installing carpet gripper systems.

Have a look at the Assignment to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

There are three lessons in this section:

  • Carpet grippers

  • Metal mouldings

  • Dealing with problem subfloors

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the assignment.

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