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
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.