Floor covering installers install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. They are employed by construction companies, floor-covering contractors, installation companies and carpet retailers, or they may be self employed.
Estimate materials, measure & mark guidelines on surfaces
Cut covering & foundation materials according to blueprints & sketches
Understand pattern layout
Safely use many tools, adhesives & fastening systems
Apply shock-absorbing, sound-proofing or decorative coverings
Scrape, sand or chip to correct imperfections
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong communication, reading & numeracy skills
Problem-solving & planning skills
Ability to kneel for extended periods of time
Ability to visualize spaces to estimate materials
Good colour vision
Institutional and Commercial Construction
New Home Building and Renovation
Manufacturing and fabrication
6000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 10-week sessions of in-class technical training.
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Journeyperson Wage Rate
Did you know?
The work of floor covering installers is often based on specifications of architects, facility managers or interior designers. This is a specialized occupation with many opportunities.
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