Lay carpets and rugs.
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
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
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.
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