About the job
Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.
What you'll do
- Clean up before and after installation, including vacuuming carpet and discarding remnant pieces.
- Cut and bind material.
- Cut carpet padding to size and install padding, following prescribed method.
- Draw building diagrams and record dimensions.
- Fasten metal treads across door openings or where carpet meets flooring to hold carpet in place.
- Install carpet on some floors using adhesive, following prescribed method.
- Measure, cut and install tackless strips along the baseboard or wall.
- Move furniture from area to be carpeted and remove old carpet and padding.
- Nail tack strips around area to be carpeted or use old strips to attach edges of new carpet.
- Take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate the area to be carpeted and the amount of material needed.
Things you need to know
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Abilities you'll need to have
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.