Finished Carpet Inspector

Examine finished carpeting for weaving or tufting defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Finished Carpet Inspectors do?

Examines finished carpeting for weaving or tufting defects, variations in color and finish, soil, and uneven shearing: Pulls carpeting from roll onto floor to facilitate inspection. Walks or crawls over carpeting, feeling and scanning carpeting for defects. Repairs weaving defects and cleans soiled areas or notifies BURLER to make repairs. Marks finishing and shearing defects with chalk. Notifies respective departments of defects. Measures length of carpeting or pile height for conformance to specifications, using ruler and tape measure. Records yardage on work ticket. Compares carpeting with standard swatches and grades carpeting according to standards for various grades.


Should I be a Finished Carpet Inspector?

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

  • Also known as: Carpet Inspector, Finished, Catheter Finisher-And-Inspector

    How to Become a
    Finished Carpet Inspector

    Most Finished Carpet Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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