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FLOOR INSTALLER

What Does It Mean to Be a Floor Installer?

Every building, both commercial and residential has some sort of installed flooring. From carpeting to wood, tile, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings there are hundreds of options for property owners to turn to. Flooring installers are a critical part of the construction industry. They prepare, inspect, measure and prepare surfaces for flooring installation as well as inspect and repair damaged floor coverings.

FLOOR INSTALLER

What Does It Mean to Be a Floor Installer?

Every building, both commercial and residential has some sort of installed flooring. From carpeting to wood, tile, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings there are hundreds of options for property owners to turn to. Flooring installers are a critical part of the construction industry. They prepare, inspect, measure and prepare surfaces for flooring installation as well as inspect and repair damaged floor coverings.

How Does a+Floor Installer Stack Up?

Salary

$41,000

a year on average

Independence

Flooring installers can work independently, with a union, or as part of a construction company.

Technical

Depending on the surface they’re working on, today’s flooring installers work with adhesives, staples and stretching tools; hardwood floors require woodworking tools such as saws, tile-cutting saws, as well as grout trowels and sponges.

Problem-Solving

Flooring installers must identify and quickly work through complex installation situations.

Creativity

Flooring installers use their creative skills in designing unique flooring options for clients and to help with difficult installations

Variety

Flooring installers can specialize in residential and commercial Flooring.

What Does a Flooring Installer Do?

A flooring installer can be charged with designing, measuring and installing carpet, vinyl, ceramic, hardwood, and laminate flooring, although they may be trained to fit other types of flooring as well. Many professional flooring installers specialize in a specific type of flooring.

Flooring installers must have a working knowledge of mathematics, including measurements. Attention to detail is essential. Flooring installers also need to physically be able to spend long hours doing frequent lifting, stretching, and bending.

What Does It Take to be a Flooring Installer?

There are no formal educational requirements to become a flooring installer. Most flooring installers learn the trade through on-the-job training as an assistant to a more experienced flooring installer. Some flooring installers learn the trade through more formal training programs at a vocational school or community college. In general, most flooring installers possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

How Much Does a Flooring Installer Earn?

The median salary income for a flooring installer today is valued at $40,250. Starting out around $28,900, flooring installers can earn as much as $51,550 per year for their valued services.

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