UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS 
& JOINERS OF AMERICA
CARPENTER
CABINET MAKER
LATHER
FLOORLAYER
MILLWRIGHT
WHARF & DOCK BUILDER

Floorlayers
Job Description:
Floorlayers install many different types of flooring materials such as carpet, tile, and vinyl sheet flooring. The flooring is applied to hardwood, concrete sub-floors, walls and stairs. Most flooring installations are indoors in new construction or in existing buildings, from single-family homes to high-rise skyscrapers. On occasion, they will work outdoors to install special materials such as Stadium Astro-Turf®. Floorlayers work from prints to create beautiful and sometimes intricate patterns that are both durable and pleasing to the eye.

Shop Instruction for Floorlayers includes: 
Hand Tools, Portable Power Tools and Equipment Safety; Floor Covering Removal; Installation of Underlayment; Adhesive applications and Techniques; Layout, Fitting and Installing Carpet including Direct Glue Down, Strip and Pad, Double Stick, Enhanced Back; Gitting and Installing Tile including: Squar eLayout, Diagonal Layout, Features, Borders and Inserts; Fitting and Installing Sheet Goods including: Flay Lay, Flash Cove, Seam Cutting and Welding, Hand Fitting, Direct Scribing, and Pattern Scribing; Fitting and Installing Hardwood including: Block, Plank, Direct Glue Down, Nailing, and Clipping.

There are 800 hours of classroom and shop instruction during the four-year instruction during the four-year term of Apprenticeship.

Classroom Instruction includes: 
Union History, Safety, Methods and Materials, Field Related Mathematics, Blueprint Reading, Material Take-Off, Estimating, Theory, and Computer Training. 

Additional Training includes: 
Standard First Aid and CPR Certification, Powder-Actuated Tool Certification, OSHA 10 and Process Safety Management Certification, and Manufacturers Seminars with the opportunity for Certification.

Third and Fourth Year Apprentices are also eligible to take some Journeyperson Courses.