Floor Coverers add decorative qualities to their finished work that enhance the appeal of the building. Work is typically done in homes, offices, hospitals, stores, restaurants, and in many other structures. Workers in the floor covering trade must be able to work with plans and/or blueprints and apply math skills to measure, purchase, and install the materials for the best possible finished floor. Workers in this trade must also be able to inspect floor surfaces for imperfections and know how to correct the flaw prior to beginning the job.
Skills needed to become carpet and floor finishers include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance and color. The ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately is also needed.
Although the work is labor intensive, the conditions under which Floor Coverers typically work are favorable since most construction has been completed and the work area is relatively clean and uncluttered.