Flooring Installer

University of California, Los Angeles
February 2009

Class Specifications - G.25
Supervising Flooring Installer - 8346
Lead Flooring Installer - 8347
Flooring Installer - 8348




Flooring Installers perform a variety of skilled duties including applying blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors; laying and installing carpet from rolls or blocks on floors; installing padding and trim flooring materials. This classification is distinguished from other classifications, which may perform limited elements of floor installation, by the scope of work and level of skill required. Positions at this level may direct the work of less skilled helpers on projects and train apprentices; and may work independently or in conjunction with other crafts. Flooring Installers prepare estimates, plan and manage their own projects within allotted budgets; ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes; may be required to use computers or microprocessor based tools/equipment; may respond to daily service calls or off hour emergencies; may occasionally be assigned to other duties for training purposes or to meet technological changes or emergencies; may drive a truck or other light vehicle in the course of these duties.


  • Sweeps, scrapes, sands, or chips dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering.
  • Installs carpet, tile, epoxy, resilient tile, linoleum, vinyl, hardwood and other flooring;
  • Mixes, tints and applies mortars, grouts, cements, mastics and other compounds to join and adhere foundation/flooring material;
  • Performs a variety of calculations related to surface area, cubic volume, and material quantities;
  • Determines traffic areas and decides location of seams.
  • Cuts covering and foundation materials, according to blueprints and sketches.
  • Rolls and presses sheet wall and floor covering into cement base to smooth and finish surface, using hand roller.
  • Uses personal protective gear such as respiratory protection and eye protection, and places or erects barricades, warning signs and devices to protect others;
  • Coordinates work with customers, project managers, other crafts, and inspectors; inspects job sites and reviews detailed plans, drawings and oral directions to plan work;
  • Prepares detailed estimates including labor and materials, and prepares lists of materials;
  • Assists other crafts as needed;
  • Maintains tools and equipment;
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and paperwork regarding work performed.


Supervising Flooring Installer

Under direction, incumbents supervise and coordinate the work of Lead Flooring Installers and Flooring Installers. Incumbents typically make hiring selections among job applicants, insure that new and existing staff receive proper training; make daily work schedules and assignments; review work performed at various stages and upon completion; evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; recommend or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures; and maintain various work records including written and oral reports; prepare estimates of man-hours, costs and materials required.

Lead Flooring Installer

Under supervision, incumbents serve as work leaders for flooring installation crews and helpers assigned to a specific job. Incumbents typically transmit and explain work orders; may make minor changes in material needs or modifications to assigned work due to material delays or other problems; communicate work order revisions, material delays or other problems to Supervisor and await further instruction; maintain time and materiel records; and, perform the full range of job duties as outlined in the series concept. Additionally, incumbents may have limited responsibilities for making or modifying daily work assignments and for evaluating personnel.

Flooring Installer

Under supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties as outlined in the series concept.


Applicants for positions in the Flooring Installer series are expected to possess a certificate of completion from a recognized apprenticeship program, accredited trade school or the equivalent amount of training and experience comparable to journey level crafts status as a Flooring Installer. A journey level Flooring Installer must have working knowledge of OSHPD and Joint Commission regulations and UBC, OSHA and ADA requirements as it relates to the function.


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