What Flooring Installers and Tile and Marble Setters Do
Flooring installers and tile and marble setters lay and finish carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile.
Installing flooring, tile, and marble is physically demanding, with workers spending much of their time reaching, bending, and kneeling. Those in commercial settings may work evenings and weekends.
How to Become a Flooring Installer or Tile and Marble Setter
Although some flooring installers and tile and marble setters learn their trade through an apprenticeship, most learn on the job, sometimes starting as a helper.
Employment of flooring installers and tile and marble setters is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The replacement of older floors, coupled with population and business growth, will drive demand for more workers. Overall job prospects should be best for workers who can install a wide variety of floors.
Job Trends for Flooring Installers and Tile and Stone Setters
This occupation supported 96,400 jobs in 2012 and 117,600 jobs in 2020, reflecting an increase of 22%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 12.2% in 2022 to 108,200 jobs.
Current employment trends are much better than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2021, the flooring installers and tile and marble setters occupation was projected to increase by 6%, the national average. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are much better than the 2012 trend within this occupation.