How to Become a Carpet Installer

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Carpet serves an essential part of a variety of residential and commercial structures. Trained professionals are required to measure, cut, stretch, and install a variety of types of carpeting for many different purposes. This is the job of carpet installers.


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What does a carpet installer do?

Carpet installers install carpeting in private homes, offices, airports, retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, and many other types of structures. They evaluate and measure the space and determine the amount of carpet that is needed. They then plan the layout and take traffic patterns and other factors into account. They measure, cut, and stretch the carpet to fit the area and install the required padding. Carpet installers also position the carpet seams to make sure the carpet is durable and looks appealing. They often use tack-less strips and glue to install the carpet. They also use a variety of tools including carpet shears, wall trimmers, power stretchers, knee kickers, heat irons, and loop pile cutters.

What kind of training does a carpet installer need?

Carpet installers typically need at least a high school diploma. Most learn their skills informally through on the job training, but some complete formal apprenticeship programs. Most carpet installers start out as assistants and perform simple duties such as stretching carpet and installing padding. They move on to more advanced responsibilities as they gain the necessary skills and experience. Many carpet installers gain professional certification such as the Certified Floorcovering Installer designation to remain competitive in the field. Certification requirements include minimum experience and passing an examination. Carpet installers must keep their skills up to date and stay abreast with advancements in the field. They complete additional training as needed throughout their careers.

What are the prospects for a career as a carpet installer?

Employment of carpet installers is expected to experience little or no change, decreasing 1% from 2008 to 2018 (1). The decrease in carpet installation will contribute to the halt in employment growth.

Job prospects are expected to be favorable, especially for carpet installers with extensive experience. Many job opening will stem from the need to replace carpet installers that retire, transfer, or leave the profession for other reasons.

How much do carpet installers make?

As of January 2010, the middle 50% of carpet installers earn annual salaries between $32,707 and $48,629. The top 10% earn annual salaries of more than $56,902 (2).

A career as a carpet installer is a great choice for people with a strong interest in installing a variety of types of carpet for many different purposes. Carpet installers must have a solid understanding of installation techniques and the ability to work with a variety of materials. Manual dexterity, physical stamina, good hand-eye coordination, and good balance are essential characteristics. Carpet installers must have good communication and interpersonal skills because they often interact with a variety of customers. They must also be able to quickly and accurately solve basic math problems.

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