How to become a Carpet and Floor Fitter

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: January 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Carpet and floor fitters install carpets, tiles, laminates and other floor coverings for homeowners and business traders such as shops, restaurants, offices, buy-to-let property owners and property developers. Some also work as subcontractors for carpet suppliers and DIY and home furnishing stores. Typical jobs involve measuring floors, removing old flooring, cleaning and repairing floorboards, laying underlay and fitting new flooring using tapes, glue, nails or gripper rods.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a carpet fitter. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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