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FLOORING INSTALLER

If you like to...

  • Provide a visually appealing finished product?

  • Work with precision?

  • Solve problems creatively?

  • Work with your hands?

...then a career as a flooring installer might be for you!

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WHAT IT TAKES

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalency

  • On the job training

  • Formal training at trade/vocational school (optional)

 

SKILLS

  • 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

 

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WHO WE ARE

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

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WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Residential, commercial, industrial sites

  • Work with a team

  • Mostly indoors

  • Work at ground/floor level

  • Requires bending, kneeling, lifting

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WORK SCHEDULE

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

 

WHAT WE DO

  • Remove old flooring

  • Inspect, prepare, & measure surface for new covering

  • Repair floor coverings with damage

  • Cut flooring material precisely to fit the surface Install carpet, ceramic, hardwood, laminate, & vinyl flooring

  • Prepare cost estimates

WHERE DO WE WORK

  • Self-employed

  • Residential construction

  • Commercial construction

  • Manufacturing

AVERAGE SALARY:

$50,500

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