If you have often wondered about the beautiful tiles that you walk on in your local supermarket, or at the hotel, you stayed in while you were holidaying in Hawaii, you must know that these floors were put in following a lot of dedicated effort.
During the construction process of a building, the floor is always put in by a flooring installer. This is an individual who knows just what type of materials and floorboards need to be installed in a specific type of project.
Floor installers are almost always consulted when a new building project is under consideration, or when someone wants repairs done on their floors.
They are also the first point of contact for floor remodeling and renovation projects. Typically, it is the job of a flooring installer to suggest what types of floors are viable for a particular project. He also provides suggestions on what colors to use and informs customers about the kind of costs involved.
It is not essential for floor installers to possess higher than a high school diploma. An apprenticeship often shows them tricks of the trade.
Working as a flooring installer is a physically demanding job, so one has to be physically dexterous. If you have an aesthetic sense and want to become part of the construction agency, working as flooring installer may be a good job for you.
In this role, you will be performing some or all of the following duties:
• Inspect worksites and clear them of debris to make them accessible for installing floors.
• Confer with clients and contractors to determine the type of floors that are apt for the project.
• Provide suggestions for types of floors (vinyl, laminate or wood) and colors options.
• Measure areas to determine the quantity of materials needed.
• Create and maintain liaison with vendors and suppliers to obtain on-time deliveries of supplies.
• Study blueprints and sketches to determine construction layouts.
• Sweep, scrape, sand or chip dirt and irregularities from base surfaces in a bid to ready them for flooring installation.
• Install floors using adhesives, plaster or cement and ensure that they are fixed properly.
• Cut and shape flooring materials using a variety of hand and power tools so that they can be used as skirting or baselines.
• Fill cracks with putty or cement and ensure that any leftover materials are immediately cleaned away.
• Apply sealers and varnishing on finished floors and ensure that they are polished at the end of the project.