Carpet Installers

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Carpet Installers

Carpet Installers - Preparation

To work as a floor and carpet layer, you typically need to:

  • complete on-the-job training.

Education after high school

No formal education is required for this job. However, many employers prefer that you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

On-the-job training

Most floor and carpet layers receive informal on-the-job training from an experienced worker. During training, you learn simple tasks, such as tacking down strips. As you gain experience, you learn to measure and cut floor coverings. On-the-job training may last up to one month for carpet layers. Training may last up to one year for floor layers.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.