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Floor Layers

Also called: Floor Covering Contractor, Floor Coverings Installer, Flooring Installer, Vinyl Installer

What they do:
Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.
On the job, you would:
  • Sweep, scrape, sand, or chip dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering.
  • Cut flooring material to fit around obstructions.
  • Inspect surface to be covered to ensure that it is firm and dry.


Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Aya Associates Comp-U-Floor
  • CCS Computing Services FIRST Flooring Software
Project management software
  • CPR Software FloorCOST Estimator for Excel
  • Measure Square FloorEstimate Pro
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Project visualization software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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