Floor Finisher

Measures, cuts, installs and repairs soft and resilient floor coverings. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 2 - 4 years
Average pay $51,109
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 3,500

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


  • Carpet Layer
  • Parquetry Layer

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Certificate III in Flooring Technology