Flooring technicians are the experts in installing and maintaining the surfaces we walk on every day. They specialise in laying down all types of flooring materials, including carpet, hardwood, laminate, and vinyl.
What does this job involve?
Installing various types of flooring materials (e.g., wood, tile, carpet)
Ensuring the subfloor is level and suitable for installation
Measurement and Cutting
Measuring and cutting flooring materials accurately
Applying adhesives for flooring attachment
Repair and replacement
Repairing or replacing damaged flooring sections
Finishing and sealing
Applying finishes or sealants for protection and aesthetics
Arranging and aligning flooring materials in a pattern
Ensuring the final flooring product meets quality standards
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. It is highly recommended to seek work experience or reach out to businesses seeking apprentices. A flooring technician can also start as a trade assistant or labourer, gaining experience which may count towards a qualification in the future.