Carpet Installers

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About the Job

Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.

It is also Called

  • Carpet Floor Layer Apprentice
  • Carpet Installer
  • Carpet Installer Helper
  • Carpet Jack
  • Carpet Journeyman
  • Carpet Layer
  • Carpet Mechanic
  • Carpet Tile Layer
  • Commercial Carpet Installer
  • Commercial Floor Covering Installer

What They Do

  • Cut and bind material.
  • Move furniture from area to be carpeted and remove old carpet and padding.
  • Draw building diagrams and record dimensions.
  • Fasten metal treads across door openings or where carpet meets flooring to hold carpet in place.
  • Cut carpet padding to size and install padding, following prescribed method.
  • Nail tack strips around area to be carpeted or use old strips to attach edges of new carpet.
  • Measure, cut and install tackless strips along the baseboard or wall.
  • Clean up before and after installation, including vacuuming carpet and discarding remnant pieces.
  • Install carpet on some floors using adhesive, following prescribed method.
  • Take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate the area to be carpeted and the amount of material needed.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Enterprising environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $51,330 with most people making between $27,630 and $87,740

Outlook

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avg. annual growth

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 1,250 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 1,150 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 30 replacement openings for approximately 30 total annual openings.