« Back to All Apprenticeships

Carpet Layer

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 40 total skills
Tools of The Trade - 500 req. hrs
Safe use of all tools and equipment.
Care, maintenance, and proper storage of tools equipment and materials.
Preparation of Base Surfaces - 750 req. hrs
Disconnecting and removing obstacles such as appliances and light fixtures.
Pulling plug only – no hard wire disconnect.
Safely removing existing materials, as appropriate.
Sweeping, scraping, sanding, chipping and irregularities
Filling cracks with such materials as putty, plaster, cement grout.
Pouring floors, as in Ardey or Tech -2,800. (optional)
Installation of Underlayments For Hard Surfaces - 350 req. hrs
Reading blueprints, sketches, work orders and/or specifications
Handling underlayment materials, such as plywood and felt.
Measuring underlayment materials
Cutting underlayment materials.
Applying adhesive cement to flooring.
Installing and fitting underlayment materials.
Installation of Hard Surface Materials - 2000 req. hrs
Reading blueprints, sketches, work orders and/or specifications.
Measuring and planning layout for sheet goods, non-patterned, patterned, custom insets. Measuring and planning layout for tiles: square installation, diagonal patterns, others.
Handling hard surface materials.
Laying out and marking center lines, guidelines, and borderlines on foundation materials.
Measuring and cutting covering materials.
Laying hard surface materials, fitting. Knifing, direct scribing, pattern scribing, other.
Applying covering using adhesive, staples, tape, nails, other.
Matching patterns and executing designs.
Seaming sections of sheet covering by double cutting, underscribing, sealing/welding, other.
Rolling finished surface.
Applying finishing materials: cove base, base shoe, metals/vinyl, other.
General maintenance and repair of hard surface materials.
Safe use, storage and disposal of adhesive.
Installation of Carpet - 1500 req. hrs
Reading blueprints, sketches, work orders, and/or specifications.
Measuring and planning layout for appearance, durability, and matching of patterns, estimating amounts of materials.
Handling underlay and carpet materials.
Laying padding or undelaying materials, securing by stapling, gluing, taping, other.
Measuring and marking carpet.
Cutting carpet.
Installing fastening devices such as tackless strip, tacking strip, other.
Installing carpet: convention method (stretching), gluing down, taping, other.
Trimming and securing carpet, finishing with metals/vinyls, base, other.
Seaming carpet by heat, sewing, wet method, taping, other.
General maintenance and repairing of carpet and underlay.
Safely using, storing and disposing of adhesive.
Removing all types of carpet and handling new installation over old glues.

Technical Instruction

Safety and Accident Prevention
Trade Safety – including proper use, storage and disposal of adhesive
MSDS sheets; removal of existing materials, including asbestos-back fall protection; all applicable ACHE and EPA regulations, standardized rules
Asbestos Safety – Approved course for “Asbestos Handle certificate
First Aid – 6.5 hours minimum every three years
Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Elementary Blueprinting Reading
Sketching and Drawing (including scaled drawings and working draw layout
CAD (optional)
Trade Math
Estimating Materials and Costs

Save as PDF

You can save this PDF (and any PDF) directly from the Print dialog in your browser. Click "Open Print Dialog", then switch the Printer to "Save as PDF".

Open Print Dialog