How to become a Floor Finisher and Coverer

Floor finishers and coverers install and repair floor coverings such as carpet, vinyl, rubber, cork, parquetry and timber flooring. They may specialise as hard floor finishers, textile layers or resilient layers.

Personal requirements of a Floor Finisher and Coverer

  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Normal colour vision

Education & Training for a Floor Finisher and Coverer

To become a floor finisher and coverer you usually have to complete an apprenticeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.




Additional Information
Floor finishers and coverers carrying out work above a certain value (as determined by state or territory regulations) must either be accredited as, or work under the supervision of, a registered building practitioner.
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