Floor covering installers, also known as floorlayers, install all types of flooring materials, including carpet, sheet vinyl, linoleum, luxury vinyl tile, hardwood, laminate and even sports surfaces. Floorlayers work in commercial, residential and institutional settings and install floor coverings in structures such as office buildings, schools, hotels, homes and hospitals.
- Estimate materials, measure and mark lay out lines on surfaces
- Install materials according to blueprints and specifications
- Understand pattern layout
- Safely use hand and power tools, adhesives & fastening systems
- Prep subfloors with underlayment, floor patch and self-leveling material
- Evaluate and remediate substrate imperfections
What You’ll Need
Register in the floor covering apprenticeship program with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The ITA requires apprentices be sponsored by a journeyperson throughout apprenticeship training.
Apprenticeship program: 3 years, includes 5 weeks of technical training, 4,560 hours of on-the-job training and level exams. A Red Seal journeyperson certification is awarded upon successful completion of the program. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Communication, reading and numeracy skills
- Problem-solving and planning skills
- Ability to read blueprints & schematic drawings
- Good physical strength
- Ability to bend, stretch & kneel for extended periods of time
- Ability to visualize spaces to estimate materials