Carpet Installers


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Carpet Installers

Carpet Installers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, floor and carpet layers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Communicate daily by telephone and in-person.
  • Have a medium level of social contact. They deal directly with customers when installing flooring but often are by themselves for long periods of time.
  • Are responsible for the work done by assistants.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others, especially during installation.
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  • Often work as part of a team of installers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Nearly always work indoors. Depending on the location, the temperature may not be controlled.
  • Are often exposed to contaminants, such as adhesives.
  • Are sometimes exposed to hazardous equipment and situations that may produce minor cuts.
  • Are sometimes exposed to cramped work spaces that require getting into awkward positions.
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  • Travel to and from work sites in a vehicle such as a truck or van.
  • Work physically close to other installers.
  • May be exposed to loud or distracting sounds or noise levels when using equipment.
  • May wear safety equipment, such as masks.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that all details are done and their work is exact. Errors could cost the company money in wasted materials.
  • Make decisions that affect the final appearance of flooring on a daily basis. They rarely consult another before deciding a course of action.
  • Set most of their daily tasks and goals without talking to a supervisor first.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.
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  • Must meet strict daily and weekly deadlines.

Hours/Travel

  • Usually work regular business hours. Overtime may be necessary for especially difficult jobs.
  • May work evenings and weekends when laying floors in stores or offices.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.