Floor finishers and coverers install and repair floor coverings such as carpet, vinyl, rubber, cork, parquetry and timber flooring in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.
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Many floor finishers and coverers set up their own businesses and work as subcontractors to retailers or floor covering firms.
Floor finishers and coverers usually work in small teams. Conditions can be dusty, and the work involves a lot of bending, stretching, kneeling and carrying. Floor finishers and coverers have a high level of contact with the public, retailers, builders and other tradespeople. Some experienced floor finishers and coverers establish their own businesses. Business success in floor finishing and covering , like all enterprises, depends as much on sales skills and customer service as on craft skills, and therefore some business skills training might be of benefit. There can also be considerable costs involved.
You can sometimes work as a floor finishing and covering worker without undertaking any formal training or qualifications however some employers will prefer that you do. To work as a floor finishing and covering worker you will usually require a Certificate II in Floor Covering and Finishing.
With experience, and possibly some further training, floor finishing and covering worker s can become a floor covering and finishing tradesperson. This will usually require a Certificate III in Floor Covering and Finishing.
Of course you can work at even higher levels within this occupation and sector, and with further training and experience you can continue to progress along a career pathway that could see you move into occupations such as design or production supervisor ( Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology or a Diploma of Furnishing Technology ) and even end up in a senior management position.
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