Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.
Some skills needed to become carpet installers and finishers include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance and color. The ability to solve basic arithmetic problems quickly and accurately also is required. Specific skills include: join edges of carpet and seam edges where necessary, by sewing or by using tape with glue and heated carpet iron; take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate the area to be carpeted and the amount of material needed; cut carpet padding to size; install padding, following prescribed methods; use hand and power tools; follow safety procedures.
*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2020. https://www.bls.gov/oes/
* Low range wage rates based on the 25th percentile wage level. High range wage rates based on the 90th percentile wage level.
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