National Application Center :: career details :: Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
Career Details :: Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Applies adhesive cement onto floor or wall material to join and adhere foundation material.
- Brushes waterproof compound onto surface and fills cracks with plaster, putty, or grout to seal pores and form smooth foundation.
- Disconnects and removes appliances, light fixtures, and worn floor and wall covering from floors, walls, and cabinets.
- Trims excess covering materials, tacks edges, and joins sections of covering material to form tight joint.
- Heats and softens floor-covering materials to patch cracks and form floor coverings around irregular surfaces, using blow torch.
- Lays out, positions, and applies tile and other decorative material to floors, walls, and cabinets.
- Sweeps, scrapes, sands, or chips dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces.
- Cuts covering and foundation materials, according to blueprints and sketches, and cuts pattern around floor obstructions.
- Measures and marks guidelines on surfaces or foundations, using chalk lines and dividers.
- Removes excess cement to clean finished surface and applies grout to seal joints of tile.
- Rolls and presses sheet wall and floor covering into cement base to smooth and finish surface, using hand roller.
General Work Activities
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Estimating Needed Characteristics
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Kneeling, Crouching, or Crawling