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Becoming a Floor Finisher
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Becoming a Floor Finisher

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Measures, cuts, installs and repairs soft and resilient floor coverings. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 3 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 3,100

How do I become a Floor Finisher in Victoria?

To work as a Floor Finisher in Victoria, you'll need:
    • A Certificate III in Flooring Technology
    • Completed apprenticeship

    Recommended

    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
    • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English

What does a Floor Finisher do?

  • Measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
  • Preparing surfaces for covering and removing baseboard trims
  • Measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
  • Laying coverings, such as carpets, linoleum, parquetry blocks, cork tiles and other resilient flooring materials, over floors
  • Matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
  • Securing floor coverings and fitting edge trims in doorways
  • Sanding, staining and applying finishing coatings to timber floors

Specialisations

  • Carpet Layer
  • Parquetry Layer

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