THE FLOORING CRAFTSMAN CAREER PATH

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As one of the most highly demanded jobs in the trade industry, it’s a great time to start a career as a flooring craftsman. Enjoy job security, financial stability, and career growth opportunities. Take a look at what your future could look like.

Find Your Path

There are many paths you can take in the flooring industry, depending on what you like to do and where you want to take your career. Whether you’re looking to be a construction manager, project manager, or master installer, there are career options available to you. Explore the flooring installer career paths and imagine the possibilities.

Click on the + and $ icons to learn more about each step in the flooring craftsman career path.

EXPLORE

Whether you are in schoool and starting to think about what's next or you are working and looking for a new oppotunity, the first step is to learn about the flooring installation trade and understand what skills you'll need to learn to be successful as a flooring craftsman.

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$35,000 to $55,000

$60,000 to $100,000

$100,000 and Up!

TRAIN

Even if you've worked with a flooring installation crew before, it's important to learn some basic skills before you jump into your career. Training can be completed in a just a few months and will give you a solid foundation of the skills needed to succeed and as a flooring craftman.

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INSTALLER

Every installation job is unique. It's something you'll grow to love about your work. That also means you need to get at least 2 years of hands-on expeirence to confidently tackle jobs on your own. At this point, you'll already be making a competitive salary.

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CRAFTSMAN INSTALLER

Your hard work and training have give you the confidence you need to manage jobs on your own. At this point, you may have new installers working under you to help complete your work.

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MASTER CRAFTSMAN

After years of learning on the job and training from other craftsmen, you've become an expert in your chosen flooring type. As a master craftsman, your work brings in top dollar and you may even run your own company. With all of your experience and knowledge of flooring, you've also opened doors to many more opportunities.

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EXPLORE

Whether you are in schoool and starting to think about what's next or you are working and looking for a new oppotunity, the first step is to learn about the flooring installation trade and understand what skills you'll need to learn to be successful as a flooring craftsman.

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$35,000 to $55,000

$60,000 to $100,000

$100,000 and Up!

TRAIN

Even if you've worked with a flooring installation crew before, it's important to learn some basic skills before you jump into your career. Training can be completed in a just a few months and will give you a solid foundation of the skills needed to succeed and as a flooring craftman.

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INSTALLER

Every installation job is unique. It's something you'll grow to love about your work. That also means you need to get at least 2 years of hands-on expeirence to confidently tackle jobs on your own. At this point, you'll already be making a competitive salary.

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CRAFTSMAN INSTALLER

Your hard work and training have give you the confidence you need to manage jobs on your own. At this point, you may have new installers working under you to help complete your work.

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MASTER CRAFTSMAN

After years of learning on the job and training from other craftsmen, you've become an expert in your chosen flooring type. As a master craftsman, your work brings in top dollar and you may even run your own company. With all of your experience and knowledge of flooring, you've also opened doors to many more opportunities.

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WHY FLOORING TRADES?

The flooring trades offer unlimited potential when it comes to creativity, income, and career opportunities. Each and every floor you install offers you the chance to create something crafted specifically by you.

Not only will you feel pride in your accomplishment at the close of a flooring project, but your clients will look at your work in their homes for years to come. And there’s simply nothing better than feeling good about your work. You’ll get the opportunity to be creative on a daily basis as a flooring installer, and work with your hands.

There is currently a shortage of flooring installers making qualified flooring craftsmen in high demand.  Flooring installation is a high-paying trade job and the industry is motivated to help you get started with training and scholarships.  Whether it’s tile, hardwood, or carpet, you’ll leave your training program ready to start working in the flooring trade.

TECHNICAL SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED

There are a few technical skills you’ll need to succeed in the flooring industry, all of which do not require a college degree or extensive training. With a little basic knowledge of the specific tools and techniques used in flooring installation, you’ll be on your way and will continue to improve your skills through on-the-job training.

High attention to detail is a great skill to have as you start your flooring craftsmen career. Through training and experience, you’ll also learn project management skills, time management, the ability to problem-solve, the ability to use various tools with your hands to measure, cut, and clean flooring, and a passion for precision. These skills will help you be successful in a flooring craftsman trade job.

You’ll also need physical strength to be able to move building materials, move large pieces of flooring, clean up construction projects and complete flooring jobs that both look great and are installed to last.

How FCEF Helps You Prepare for a Flooring Craftsman Career

The FCEF is an organization dedicated to finding future flooring professionals like you, helping you get scholarships, connect to training, and ultimately finding you placement for flooring installation jobs.

The FCEF awards scholarships to students who want to break into the flooring industry. You can apply for a scholarship that will cover up to half the cost of any approved FCEF training.

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Technical and Trade Schools

Becoming a flooring installer is simple with our technical college program. We are now offering a program in collaboration with Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Dalton, GA. This 15-week program will teach you the basic skills you need to become a flooring installer. More schools coming soon!

Training Partners

We have three training partners that offer a variety of classes to help you gain the education you need to become a professional flooring installer. Whether you want to learn more about wood flooring installation, tile installation, or carpet installation, you’ll be well-versed by the end of the course you choose.

READY TO TRADE UP?

Ready to get started with your training? Apply today for an FCEF scholarship to help cover the cost. 

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If you’re interested in a career as a flooring craftsman– whether you’re interested for yourself or someone else in your life – we’re ready to help you get the information you need and get started.

Advisors

Getting a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t have to be. There are many trade school jobs out there for those who want to take a different path. Help a future flooring craftsman find their path to a brighter future.
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Students

Considering a trade career? Flooring installation is in demand. You could be the perfect fit to find a successful trade job. Learn more about how the FCEF can help connect you with potential flooring careers that don’t require a degree.
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Military

A career in flooring is a great fit for you if you’re leaving the military. As one of the highest-paying trade jobs, installing flooring can prove to be a rewarding career, especially if you have experience working with your hands and enjoy working in different locations.
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Career Reset

Looking for a career reset? Tired of working hard with little gain? Technical school and a career as a flooring craftsman could be the right option for you. With endless opportunities on where you can take your career, there’s no reason to wait.
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PREFERRED FLOORING

“In order for our industry to grow, we need to educate, train and support new recruits. If we can take the time to how recruits how to be successful from the very beginning, there will be more value in our industry. It’s time we set the standard for our craft!”