• Floor Layers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 43,460
    $27,900 range bar $64,160
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Floor Layers apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

What do they typically do

  • Form a smooth foundation by stapling plywood or Masonite over the floor or by brushing waterproof compound onto surface and filling cracks
  • Sweep, scrape, sand, or chip dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering
  • Roll and press sheet wall and floor covering into cement base to smooth and finish surface using hand roller
  • Trim excess covering materials, tack edges, and join sections of covering material to form tight joint
  • Cut covering and foundation materials according to blueprints and sketches
  • Inspect surface to be covered to ensure that it is firm and dry
  • Measure and mark guidelines on surfaces or foundations using chalk lines and dividers
  • Cut flooring material to fit around obstructions

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.7%
Job Openings 67

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