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Floor Finisher

Description

Measures, cuts, installs and repairs carpet, timber, vinyl, resilient resin and concrete floor coverings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Carpet Layer
  • Floor Sander
  • Timber Floor Installer
  • Vinyl Layer

Unit Group 3321: Floor Finishers

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair carpet, timber, vinyl, resilient resin and concrete floor coverings.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • 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
  • mixing and applying resin flooring systems
  • may polish concrete floors
  • may install wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings

Occupations in this unit group

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