Floor Finisher 

As a floor finisher, you measure, cut, install and repair floor coverings. These can include carpets, linoleum, parquetry blocks, cork tiles and other resilient flooring materials.




  • Indoor work
  • Physical work 
  • Earn while you learn 

A typical day may involve:

  • 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 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
  • installing wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings

It helps to be good at:

  • physical tasks 
  • using tools  
  • attention to detail
  • communicating clearly

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert III Flooring Technology
  • Apprenticeship

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction 
  • Home improvement 
  • Retail

Related Roles

  • Painter

  • Carpenter

  • Concreter


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