install many different types of flooring materials such as carpet, tile,
and vinyl sheet flooring. The flooring is applied to hardwood, concrete
sub-floors, walls and stairs. Most flooring installations are indoors in
new construction or in existing buildings, from single-family homes to
high-rise skyscrapers. On occasion, they will work outdoors to install
special materials such as Stadium Astro-Turf®. Floorlayers work from
prints to create beautiful and sometimes intricate patterns that are both
durable and pleasing to the eye.
for Floorlayers includes:
Tools, Portable Power Tools and Equipment Safety; Floor Covering Removal;
Installation of Underlayment; Adhesive applications and Techniques; Layout,
Fitting and Installing Carpet including Direct Glue Down, Strip and Pad,
Double Stick, Enhanced Back; Gitting and Installing Tile including: Squar
eLayout, Diagonal Layout, Features, Borders and Inserts; Fitting and Installing
Sheet Goods including: Flay Lay, Flash Cove, Seam Cutting and Welding,
Hand Fitting, Direct Scribing, and Pattern Scribing; Fitting and Installing
Hardwood including: Block, Plank, Direct Glue Down, Nailing, and Clipping.
are 800 hours of classroom and shop instruction during the four-year instruction
during the four-year term of Apprenticeship.
Classroom Instruction includes:
Union History, Safety, Methods
and Materials, Field Related Mathematics, Blueprint Reading, Material Take-Off,
Estimating, Theory, and Computer Training.
Additional Training includes: Standard First Aid and CPR Certification,
Powder-Actuated Tool Certification, OSHA 10 and Process Safety Management
Certification, and Manufacturers Seminars with the opportunity for Certification.
and Fourth Year Apprentices are also eligible to take some Journeyperson