People working in this field perform floor covering installation, maintenance, and repair. This can include applying blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative covering to floors, walls, and cabinets.
Students in Floor Covering are trained in the following subject areas:
- Laying out and installing different types of flooring according to blueprints, shop drawings, and manufacturer’s specifications
- Reading blueprints to estimate the amount of material needed to complete a job
- Cleaning, scraping, and sanding base surfaces to prepare them for new covering
- Cutting flooring material to specifications
- Creating and finishing flooring patterns with laminate, wood, and other materials
- Learning how to use equipment such as levels, power tools, and respirators
- Inspecting final surfaces to ensure they are firm and dry
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
- Have strong math and reading skills.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
- Commitment to safety
- Monitoring skills
- Observational skills
Floor Covering Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
Centers offering training in this program