Armstrong Flooring Seaming 6′ Wide Rotovinyls

Sometimes installers experience some difficulty in seaming certain 6′ wide rotovinyls. This is caused when 12′ wide material is split in half to make 6′ wide material. If you are experiencing this type of problem, the following suggestions may be helpful to you.

  1. Turn the pieces to have the sides with wider selvage edges together. This will work only on patterns that appear the same from both ends and on installations of only two pieces. There may be some difference in light reflection when pieces are turned. It is a good idea to check this before cutting and fitting the pieces. If it is only a two (6′ wide) piece job, use 12′ wide material.
  2. Move in one pattern repeat from the factory edge to cut the seam. This will usually work and is fine as long as the size of the room will allow you to do this.
  3. The seam can also be cut by “cheating” into the pattern. One edge is cut along the mortar line and some of the pattern is cut off the other side. This works well on block patterns. However, this will not work with certain patterns where the figures in the pattern are very near the mortar line unless a perfect match is achieved.
Updated on August 30, 2022