Floor Covering Layer

Remove worn floor coverings from floors of streetcars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $64,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Floor Covering Layers do?

Removes worn floor covering from floors of streetcars and lays new floor covering: Sets felt on floor and cuts it around obstructions to fit floor. Applies coat of liquid cement to floor with brush and replaces felt on floor. Sets covering on floor and cuts off correct lengths and shapes. Applies coat of cement to felt and sets floor covering over cemented felt. Tacks edges of covering. Patches linoleum floors in same manner. Heats asphalt with blow torch and applies asphalt to cracks or openings and smooths it to match level of floor, using trowel, to patch asphaltic floors.

Should I be a Floor Covering Layer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Composition Floor Setter, Composition Tile Layer, Floor Coverer, Floor Coverer Apprentice, Floor Covering Contractor See More

    How to become a Floor Covering Layer

    Most Floor Covering 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:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2895%25%29|certificate+%285%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,95,95
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