A Guide On How To Cut Internal & External Mitres

A Guide On How To Cut Internal & External MitresMitre joints are some of the most common ways to join two pieces of material together. These are particularly useful if you happen to be installing sheet vinyl flooring and in order to avoid making any mistakes, let’s take a closer look at how to properly cut external and internal mitres.

Cutting External Mitres

When dealing with certain types of material such as Altro flooring you might need to cut an external (such as when addressing corners between two rooms). First, cut one side of the material in line with the wall corner; once again being sure to trim away any excess.

Be sure to make the cut at a 45-degree angle in order to ensure that both sides fit flush against one another. Repeat this process on the other side of the corner and press both pieces tightly together. Trim of any excess that may remain before cementing the flooring in place against the corner.

Cutting Internal Mitres

Internal mitres are often used when dealing with the corner of a room. First, the tops of the two vinyl edges need to be parallel. The point where they each meet will represent the location to be cut. Make a score line with a utility knife to be sure.

After the full cut has been made, press one side against the corner tightly. If there happens to be excess overlapping to the other side of the corner, cut this material away. Repeat for the other side.

Please note that this is only a very brief overview of how to cut internal and external mitres. If you would like to learn more or you are dealing with a complicated project, you can always contact one of the specialists at UK Flooring Supplies Direct in order to obtain additional assistance.

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