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What’s it like to be 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.
Floor finishers and coverers work in small teams. Conditions can be dusty, and
the work involves a lot of bending, stretching, kneeling and carrying. Floor
finishers and coverers have a high level of contact with the public,
retailers, builders and other tradespeople.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Floor Finisher and Coverer earn an average of $991 per
week. The [average annual salary for this job is $51532 excluding super.]
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- enjoy practical work
- good hand-eye coordination
- normal colour vision.
This job also involves:
Dusty or polluted environment
The work environment in these jobs generally contains higher than average
levels of dust, pollen, fumes, gases or other matter which are likely to
aggravate respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Floor Finisher and Coverer
Floor finishers and coverers may perform the following tasks:
- ensure floors are firm, dry and clean, and repair minor defects before laying coverings
- measure areas to be covered, and estimate and order quantities of floor coverings
- fix underlays of hardboard sheets, rubber or felt
- lay covering materials over the floor, match patterns, cut shapes around fixtures and trim edges
- fix floor coverings and fit edge trims in doorways
- sand, stain and finish a variety of timber floors.
A resilient layer specialises in laying and finishing vinyl, linoleum and
rubber in sheet or tile form. They may lay these materials on bench tops and
walls as well as floors.
A carpet layer fastens the edges and seams of the carpet, then stretches and
fixes it along walls and borders, using gripper strips.
Hard Floor Finisher
A hard floor finisher lays and finishes timber, cork and parquetry floors in
mosaic and block patterns. They also sand, stain and apply finished coatings
to timber floors.