Floor Layer job description
Floor layers fit carpets, vinyl tiles, laminate and solid timber floors.
Average salary per year
Average range salary per year
£14,000 - £30,000
1. How to become – cards and qualifications
There are a number of NVQ’s available for Floor Layers:
1. Full time Level 2 Diploma in Floorcovering
2. Short courses delivered by the Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA).
4. Short upskilling courses targeted at experience floor layers delivered by FeRFA.
5. Experienced workers can upskill through the On Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) route
The majority of floor layer start out as an apprentice and training on the job and aim to achieve an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Floorcovering.
You will also need to have a CSCS card to work on a construction site. Please see the below CSCS cards available for floor layers and links for more information.
2. Skills duties
Skills you will need:
- Good maths skills to work out quantities/prices and areas.
- Understand building plans
- Health and safety awareness
1. Preping the base and laying sub-flooring.
2. Installing the final floor finish.
3. Working in environments such as offices, schools, homes etc.
4. Measuring up floor space.
5. Working out the materials needed.
6. Removing old flooring.
3. Career progression
Newly trained: £14,000 – £17,000
Experienced: £18,000 – £25,000
Highly Experience: £30,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. Self-employed floor layers set their own pay rates.