Resilient floor and decorative coverings workers install, replace and repair all types of carpets, plastic laminates, and other decorative coverings in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, airplanes, ships, swimming pools, highway medians, garage aprons, automobiles and athletic fields. Apprentices learn about products, how to prepare a pattern to absolute tolerances, and to use scribes and dividers for precision work. Floorcoverers use manual and power tools to measure, hammer, cut and shear, spread and stretch, and prepare floors.
Most work is inside with occasional outside work when weather conditions are suitable. Work sites range from clean to dirty. The job requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, stretching and heavy lifting for long periods.
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 17 years of age. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent.
Local apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.
OR & SW-WA Floor Covering JATC
Washington: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickatat, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Pacific counties.
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