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


  • Types of carpet

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prepare floor for underlayment

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

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • Inspect construction supplies

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

  • Interpret 3D plans

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

  • 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.

  • Place carpet

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

  • 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.

  • Interpret 2D plans

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB