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Certificate of Qualification 448A

Floor Covering Installer

A Floor Covering Installer is a skilled tradesperson who is responsible for installing a variety of flooring materials, such as carpet, hardwood, vinyl, and tile, in buildings. They use a variety of tools and techniques to prepare the surface, measure and cut the flooring materials, and install them according to the manufacturer's specifications. Floor Covering Installers must have a good eye for detail and be able to work with precision to ensure that the finished product looks professional and meets the customer's expectations. They work in a variety of settings, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities.

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong communication, reading & numeracy skills 

  • Problem-solving & planning skills

  • Ability to kneel for extended periods of time 

  • Ability to visualize spaces to estimate materials

  • Good colour vision

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


6000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 10-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New Home Building and Renovation

  • Self employed

  • Manufacturing and fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Determine material estimates, measure, and mark guidelines on surfaces.

  • Precisely cut covering and foundation materials based on blueprints and sketches.

  • Comprehend pattern layout for accurate application.

  • Safely utilize a variety of tools, adhesives, and fastening systems.

  • Apply shock-absorbing, sound-proofing, or decorative coverings as required.

  • Address imperfections by scraping, sanding, or chipping to achieve a smooth finish.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $44/Hr


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