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  • Flooring Installers remove old flooring, prepare the resulting bare surface for its new covering, and install new flooring & trim.

  • Is floor installing right for you?  Do you like to....‚Äč

    • Work with precision?

    • Solve problems creatively?

    • Work with your hands?

    • Provide a visually appealing finished product?

    ...then a career as a Floor Installer might be for you!

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  • About flooring installers

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  • What flooring installers do What flooring installers do

    • Remove old flooring

    • Inspect, prepare, and measure surface for new covering

    • Repair floor coverings with damage

    • Cut flooring material precisely to fit the surface

    • Install carpet, ceramic, hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring

    • Prepare cost estimates

  • Working conditions Working conditions

    • Residential, commercial, or industrial sites

    • Work with a team

    • Mostly indoors

    • Work at ground/floor level

    • Requires bending, kneeling, lifting

  • Where flooring installers work Where flooring installers work

    • Residential construction
    • Commercial construction
    • Self-employed
    • Manufacturing
  • Work Schedule Work Schedule

    40-hour weeks are standard, but may vary with demand and work sector

  • Career path

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  • What it takes to become a flooring installer What it takes to become a flooring installer

    • High school diploma or equivalency typical

    • On-the-job training

    • Formal training at trade or vocational school optional

  • Skills needed Skills needed

    • Team player
    • Problem-solving
    • Attention to detail
    • Taking precise measurements
    • Algebra & Geometry
    • Ability to work on feet, bending, or kneeling all day
    • Ability to lift heavy materials
    • Understanding of the hand-held & power tools required
  • Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Flooring Installers and Tile and Marble Setters, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/tile-and-marble-setters.htm (visited October 29, 2020).