You can be the next generation carpet
Today’s installer is responsible for measuring and prepping rooms for
the installation of carpet. The installs
are completed in offices, homes and buildings.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2013 analysis), the national median wage is $17.19 per hour
with an annual income of $35,760. New York State represents one of the states
with the high employment rates, high concentration of jobs and higher wages for
carpet layers. Skilled, high-end carpet
layer in NYS can earn in excess of $45,000 annually (2012 data; 2013 data
was not released). The industry includes
operations in building finishing contractors, home furnishings stores,
residential building construction, furniture/home furnishing merchant
wholesalers, and nonresidential building construction.
This course will provide
all the components needed to seek an entry-level assignment as a carpet layer. The 21st century carpet installer
will need to know the basics of carpet construction; basic math to plan,
measure and estimate; floor preparation; and various installation techniques,
e.g., glue or tackless, woven or pattern, etc.
The classroom will be combined
with a lab experience on your own flooring section. The textbook is the industry standard
published by the Floor Covering
Installation Contractors Association.
Students who meet the course requirements will receive a certificate
from the FCICA.