Floor finisher lays wooden parquet flooring

Floor Finisher

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings.

Overview

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings.

Day-to-day

  • measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
  • preparing surfaces for covering and removing baseboard trims
  • measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
  • laying coverings, such as carpets, linoleum, parquetry blocks, cork tiles and other resilient flooring materials, over floors, matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
  • securing floor coverings and fitting edge trims in doorways
  • sanding, staining and applying finishing coatings to timber floors
  • may install wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Floor Finisher

  • You can work as a Floor Finisher without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in floorcovering is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

    Find a Diploma or Certificate in Floor Finishing

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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