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Career and Education Opportunities for Carpet Installers

In general, carpet installers lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. They also install padding and trim flooring materials.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Carpet Installer

Carpet Installer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Carpet installers cut and trim carpet to fit along wall edges and projections, finishing the edges with a wall trimmer. They also inspect surfaces to be covered to establish condition, and correct any imperfections that might show through carpets or cause carpets to wear unevenly. Equally important, carpet installers have to lay carpet on floors using adhesive, following prescribed methods. They are often called upon to trim carpet padding to size and lay padding, following prescribed methods. They are expected to fasten metal treads across door openings or where carpet meets flooring to hold carpet in position. Finally, carpet installers take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate areas to be carpeted and the amounts of material needed.

Every day, carpet installers are expected to be able to lift, push and move large and heavy objects. They need to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done.