Career Library

Floor covering installers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7295

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 and carpet outlets, or they may be self-employed.

Job Duties for Floor covering installers

  • Inspect, measure and mark surfaces to be covered
  • Measure, cut and fasten underlay and underpadding
  • Measure, cut and install carpeting using hand or machine stitcher, seaming iron, bonding tape or other bonding materials
  • Stretch carpeting using knee-kicker or power stretcher and secure carpeting to floor or other surfaces using staple gun or other devices
  • Measure, cut and install resilient floor covering using adhesive, rollers and other hand tools
  • Install hardwood floors, such as strip floors, block floors or plank floors, using glue, staples, nails or other means
  • Inspect and repair damaged floor coverings
  • May estimate material and labour costs.

Working Conditions for Floor covering installers

Work is usually performed indoors, while some projects require outdoor tiling tasks. As these tasks often require long periods of kneeling, proper equipment and posture is necessary to prevent most injuries associated with this profession.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Floor Covering Installer
  • Broadloom Installer
  • Carpet Installer
  • Carpet Layer
  • Composition Floor Layer
  • Floor Covering Installer
  • Floor Covering Installer Apprentice
  • Floor Covering Mechanic
  • Floor Layer
  • Floor Sheeting Layer
  • Floor Tile Layer
  • Hardwood Floor Covering Installer
  • Hardwood Floor Layer
  • Journeyman/woman Floor Covering Installer
  • Journeyman/woman Floor Mechanic
  • Linoleum Floor Covering Installer
  • Linoleum Floor Covering Layer
  • Linoleum Floor Installer
  • Linoleum Floor Layer
  • Parquet Floor Layer
  • Residential Floor And Wall Covering Installer
  • Residential Wall And Floor Covering Installer
  • Resilient Floor Installer
  • Resilient Floor Layer
  • Rug Installer
  • Rug Layer
  • Vinyl Floor Installer
  • Vinyl Floor Layer
  • Vinyl Tile Layer
  • Wood Floor Covering Layer
  • Wood Floor Installer
  • Carpet Layer
  • Floor Covering Installer Apprentice
  • Floor Covering Mechanic
  • Hardwood Floor Layer
  • Residential Floor And Wall Covering Installer
  • Resilient Floor Installer
  • Vinyl Floor Installer
  • Flooring Installer