Rug Frame Mounter

Mount backing material on frame to facilitate tufting.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rug Frame Mounters do?

Mounts backing material on frame to facilitate tufting: Hooks specified backing over frame spikes and clamps metal side bars onto frame to secure material in position for tufting. Moves backing on frame periodically to facilitate completion of tufting process. Measures and marks carpet dimensions on backing, using tape measure and chalk-line reel. May stencil designs on sample backing, using brush and lamp black solution.


Should I be a Rug Frame Mounter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Rug Frame Mounter

    Rug Frame Mounters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Rug Frame Mounter-related education!
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