Cornelius, North Carolina
$16.00 - $18.00
Flooring installers use a variety of materials – such as carpet, wood, tiles, and manufactured wood – to create new floors in residential homes and businesses. Every building has finished floors, and flooring installers help upgrade the look and feel of these establishments. Flooring installers typically work on new construction projects . While on site, they are responsible for installing a specific flooring system according to agreed-upon plans. Physically fit people who have an eye for detail and enjoy manual labor thrive as flooring installers. They can work part time by the project or full time for construction companies. Their schedule may include nights and weekends
While a flooring installer’s day-to-day duties and responsibilities are determined by where they work, there are many core tasks associated with the role. Based on our analysis of job listings, these include:
Prepare Floor Surfaces for Installation
Prior to installing a new floor, workers prepare the floor’s surface for installation or repair. Sometimes previous flooring material needs to be removed. Flooring installers sweep, scrape, sand, and chip away debris and irregularities from the floor’s base surface. In order to create a clean and level surface, they may fill cracks in with putty or cement.
Measure and Cut and Mix Floor Materials
It is the installer’s job to estimate, measure, and cut floor materials to match agreed-upon blueprints and sketches. They mix any needed adhesives to be applied evenly to the new floor. For example, flooring installers often mix grout, which is necessary to install tile.
Create a Floor Foundation
Many times, flooring installers are required to create floor layouts, center lines, and borders with chalk and other dividers. They then lay on cement according to these guidelines to ensure that materials remain straight and that all patterns and edges match designs perfectly.
Install New Floors
Flooring installers are hired to complete new floor installations in homes and businesses. They install carpet, linoleum, laminate, hardwood, and tile floors. In addition, flooring installers apply blocks, strips, shock absorbers, and decorative elements.
Apply Floor Finishes
Once all materials are applied correctly, flooring installers ensure there are no bubbles or errors in the installation. They use rolls to finish the floor, smooth it, and securely push cement into the floor base and covering. Flooring installers apply finishes and refinishes with sanders, sealers, varnishes, and floor waxes.
Qualifications & Experience
- Floor installation – installers need to be able to work with different types of flooring materials
- Measuring skills – flooring installers cut materials and take measurements prior to changing floors
- Carpet installation – placing carpet tiles so the seams don’t show is an essential skill for flooring installers
- Physical fitness – physical stamina is required for flooring installers, since they spend a lot of time kneeling, bending, and reaching. They also move heavy equipment and materials and must be able to regularly lift up to 75 pounds
- Basic math skills – performing basic math is important for flooring installers to safely and accurately complete their job
- Communication skills – flooring installers need excellent communication skills to work well with customers and coworkers
- Organization skills – organizing layouts, blueprints, and installation order is essential to getting the job done
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