• Carpet Installers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 37,430
    $23,100 range bar $68,080
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Carpet installers lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. They also Install padding and trim flooring materials.

What do they typically do

  • Plan the layout of the carpet, allowing for expected traffic patterns and placing seams for best appearance and longest wear
  • Roll out, measure, mark, and cut carpeting to size with a carpet knife, following floor sketches and allowing extra carpet for final fitting
  • Install carpet on some floors using adhesive, following prescribed method
  • Cut and trim carpet to fit along wall edges, openings, and projections, finishing the edges with a wall trimmer
  • Take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate the area to be carpeted and the amount of material needed
  • Join edges of carpet and seam edges where necessary by sewing or by using tape with glue and heated carpet iron
  • Stretch carpet to align with walls and ensure a smooth surface, pressing carpet in place and securing it to hold carpet in place
  • Inspect the surface to be covered to determine its condition, and correct any imperfections that might show through carpet or cause carpet to wear unevenly

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.1%
Job Opening 52

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Carpet Installer, Carpet Layer, Carpet Mechanic, Commercial Floor Covering Installer, Floor Coverer, Floor Covering Installer, Floor Installation Mechanic, Floor Technician, Flooring Installer
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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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