Applies blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Sweeps, scrapes, sands, or chips dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering.
- Cuts flooring material to fit around obstructions.
- Inspects surface to be covered to ensure that it is firm and dry.
- Trims excess covering materials, tacks edges, and joins sections of covering material to form tight joint.
- Forms a smooth foundation by stapling plywood or Masonite over the floor or by brushing waterproof compound onto surface and filling cracks with plaster, putty, or grout to seal pores.
- Measures and marks guidelines on surfaces or foundations, using chalk lines and dividers.
- Cuts covering and foundation materials, according to blueprints and sketches.
- Rolls and presses sheet wall and floor covering into cement base to smooth and finish surface, using hand roller.
- Applies adhesive cement to floor or wall material to join and adhere foundation material.
- Lays out, positions, and applies shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors, walls, and cabinets, following guidelines to keep courses straight and create designs.