Carpet Layer

Lay carpets and rugs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carpet Layers do?

Lays carpet and rugs: Measures and cuts carpeting to size according to floor sketches, using carpet knife. Sews sections of carpeting together by hand. Cuts and trims carpet to fit along wall edges, openings, and projections. May lay linoleum.

Should I be a Carpet Layer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Carpet Floor Layer Apprentice, Carpet Jack, Carpet Journeyman, Carpet Mechanic, Carpet Tile Layer

    How to become a Carpet Layer

    Most Carpet Layers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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