BECOMING A CARPET INSTALLER

ARE YOU A FUTURE CARPET CRAFTSMAN?

Learn what it takes to become a carpet installation craftsman and find out if this career is the right fit for you. If it is, we’re here to help you get started.

skills needed to become a carpet installer

Basic Math & Measuring

When it comes to carpet installation, it’s  crucial that you are able to understand basic math and measuring to ensure a high-caliber of craftsmanship with any installation.

In order to install cushion and new carpet, you’ll need to be able to make cuts to wall-to-wall carpet or carpet tiles for it to fit in the room you’re working in. To get the right cuts, you’ll need to be able to accurately measure work site dimensions as well as measure materials in each project.

Physical Strength

Another skill that is helpful as a carpet installer is physical strength. You’ll need physical strength to trim flooring materials, carry carpet rolls, stretch the carpet, cut carpet padding, remove old flooring, use a carpet knife, fasten metal treads, and prepare surfaces, to create a beautiful finished product.

Physical Strength

Another skill that is helpful as a carpet installer is physical strength. You’ll need physical strength to trim flooring materials, carry carpet rolls, stretch the carpet, cut carpet padding, remove old flooring, use a carpet knife, fasten metal treads, and prepare surfaces, to create a beautiful finished product.

creativity & craftsmanship

To install carpets successfully, you’ll combine creativity and craftsmanship  to work around seam edges, door openings, wall edges, stairs, and other tricky areas.
Along with working in these tougher areas, you’ll use your creativity and craftsmanship to make sure that seams in larger spaces are practically invisible, ensure that patterns align with the walls of the room and enhance the look of the space.

customer service

Every carpet installer needs to have excellent customer service skills skills to work with customers in their homes. You will likely need to be able to greet the customer to learn more about the space where the carpet would be installed so that you can measure and quote the space, and later, you’ll need to be able to work with the customer to set an installation date. After the carpet installation is complete, you’ll also need customer service skills to thank the customer and ask for referrals to continue growing your business.

customer service

Every carpet installer needs to have excellent customer service skills skills to work with customers in their homes. You will likely need to be able to greet the customer to learn more about the space where the carpet would be installed so that you can measure and quote the space, and later, you’ll need to be able to work with the customer to set an installation date. After the carpet installation is complete, you’ll also need customer service skills to thank the customer and ask for referrals to continue growing your business.

get started with skilled carpet installer

training programs

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find your path: how to become a

carpet installer

Becoming a carpet installer is a simple process with some planning and training. The Floor Covering Education Foundation partners with International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) and offers professional training and certification in Residential Carpet Installation, Commercial Carpet Installation, Residential Carpet Installation (apprentice), and Commercial Carpet Installation (apprentice).

You can start creating your own path as a carpet installer by investing in these courses to help you get started learning the trade, and becoming an expert after a few years of working on different carpet installation projects and using a variety of carpeting materials.

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BROOKS FLOORING PROFESSIONALS

“Being a flooring craftsman gives me a sense of pride. I work with my hands and create a finished product I can look back on at the end of the day. It’s a lot more satisfying than working a job where you don’t see the end goal.”