Profession carpet fitter

Carpet fitters lay rolls of carpet as a floor covering. They cut the carpet to size, prepare the surface, and put the carpet in place.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Types of carpet

    Different types of carpet based on materials, production method, backing, fitting techniques, cost, durability, aesthetics and other criteria.


  • Apply floor adhesive

    Apply a suitable adhesive to a floor or underlay to keep a floor covering, such as carpet or linoleum, in place. Spread the adhesive evenly and wait the appropriate time for the adhesive to get tacky, but not dry out before laying the covering.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Prepare floor for underlayment

    Make sure the floor is free of dust, protrusions, moisture and mould. Remove any traces of previous floor coverings.

  • Fit carpet seams

    Securely attach two pieces of carpet at the edges. Use a carpet iron to heat seaming tape and press the carpet onto the tape to fuse the seam.

  • Interpret 2D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.

  • Cut carpet

    Cut the carpet with a sharp knife according to the cutting plan. Make straight cuts and avoid causing damage to the carpet or surroundings.

  • Interpret 3D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Lay underlayment

    Lay an underlayment or pad on the surface before placing the top surface covering in order to protect the carpet from damage and wear. Tape or staple the underlayment to the floor and attach the edges to each other to prevent intrusion of water or other contaminants.

  • Finish carpet edges

    Finish carpet edges cleanly and securely. Tuck the carpet into the space between the grippers and the wall or skirting, or obtain a clean edge by other techniques.

  • Place carpet

    Lay the carpet in the right location and remove wrinkles. Cut surplus carpet at the corners to facilitate handling.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Transport construction supplies

    Bring construction materials, tools and equipment to the construction site and store them properly taking various aspects into account such as the workers' safety and protection from deterioration.

Optional knowledge and skills

process incoming construction supplies order construction supplies calculate needs for construction supplies use safety equipment in construction monitor stock level install carpet gripper adhesive answer requests for quotation create floor plan template aesthetics use sander advise on construction materials install insulation material keep personal administration keep records of work progress plan carpet cutting apply proofing membranes work in a construction team demonstrate products' features