Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
Floor Coverings Installer,
Floor Covering Contractor
Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.
- state Avg. Salary $$$$$$39,109Download Career Flyer
What do they typically do on the job?
- 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.
Career interests describe the perspectives and interests of people who enjoy the type of work involved in this career.
Discover what your interests are by taking the Interest Profiler Quiz
People who want to pursue this career have knowledge in these areas.
Engineering and Technology
Building and construction
Math and Science
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Manufacture and distribution of products
Whether you have received formal training or not, these types of abilities are helpful in this career.
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 who want to pursue this career have skills in these areas.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Talking to others
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Work values describe how your core beliefs align with those commonly needed for this career.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Does this sound like something you'd like to do?
1. Do some research
- Identify how your interests, values, and strengths match this occupation
- Talk to someone who works in this field or spend a day job shadowing
- Use the colleges and training directory to explore programs related to this career
2. Plan your next move
Data for NSI career cards comes from the following: Idaho Department of Labor, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET, MyNextMove, and Career OneStop