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Floor Covering Installers


Floor covering installers include a wide range of construction workers, each specializing in the materials with which they work. Resilient floor layers install, replace, and repair shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative floor covering such as vinyl tile and sheet vinyl on finished interior floors of buildings. Carpet layers install carpets and rugs, most often wall-to-wall carpeting. Approximately 37,200 carpet installers, 30,100 floor layers (except carpet, wood, and hard tiles), and 56,000 tile and marble setters are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Supervisor, or Cost Estimator, or Self Employed

Floor Covering Installer

Apprentice, or Assistant, or Helper