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Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
District Of Columbia

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Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Sweep, scrape, sand, or chip dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering.
  • Cut flooring material to fit around obstructions.
  • Inspect surface to be covered to ensure that it is firm and dry.
  • Trim excess covering materials, tack edges, and join sections of covering material to form tight joint.
  • Form a smooth foundation by stapling plywood or Masonite over the floor or by brushing waterproof compound onto surface and filling cracks with plaster, putty, or grout to seal pores.
  • Measure and mark guidelines on surfaces or foundations, using chalk lines and dividers.
  • Cut covering and foundation materials, according to blueprints and sketches.
  • Apply adhesive cement to floor or wall material to join and adhere foundation material.
  • Roll and press sheet wall and floor covering into cement base to smooth and finish surface, using hand roller.
  • Determine traffic areas and decide location of seams.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Floats
  • Razor knives
  • Scribers
  • Shears
  • Utility knives

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Internet browser software
  • Project management software

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