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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide - Floor Coverer

Floor Coverer.pngJob Description
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. 
Working Conditions
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. 
Minimum Qualifications
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. 

Apprenticeship Committees 

MA# 1020


OR & SW-WA Floor Covering JATC

Phone: 503-481-3420
Website: http://www.finishingtradesinstitute.org/



Oregon: Statewide

Washington: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickatat, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Pacific counties.


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