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New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Carpet Tile and Direct Glue Installation

Location: 
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
35 hours (1 week).
Dates: 
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: construct and maintain a square layout using the 3-4-5 and swing arc method; compare and contrast different types of carpet tile and layout styles (alternate grain - monolithic, and ashlar); use the pyramid installation method to keep field tile square; summarize proper application methods of adhesives, seam sealers, and rolling procedures for direct glue carpet installation; assess and defend whether carpet should be repaired or replaced; and choose best repair method for a section of carpet based upon the damage.
Instruction: 
The course focuses on the layout and installation of carpet tile as well as an overview of repairs that installers may be required to perform. Students learn to use the 3-4-5 layout method to layout, install, and fit square, diagonal and herringbone patterns.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Floor Covering or related disciplines (9/10) (9/17 revalidation). 

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