Floor Coverer

Floor coverers install wood, carpet, tile, and vinyl flooring in hotels, lobbies, restaurants, homes, and more.

Floor Coverers Make Every Step Beautiful

Transform and enhance spaces with exquisite flooring.  

Once you have finished your training, you will have the expertise to skillfully install a variety of flooring, including wood, carpet, tile, and vinyl.


Floor Coverer Apprenticeship

Master the art of floor installation, from laminates to intricate tiles, with an IUPAT Floor Coverer Apprenticeship. 

Our apprenticeship teaches blueprint interpretation, precise measurements, flaw correction, materials handling, tool mastery, and pattern creation. 

Enhance hotels, lobbies, restaurants, and homes with stunning floor installations.

Hybrid Learning Approach

Hybrid Learning Apprenticeship: Classroom and on-the-job learning.  Minimum 144 hours of classroom and mandated on-the-job hours per year.

Classroom Learning

Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, leadership, and professional development. Minimum 144 hours of classroom instruction.

On-the-Job Learning

Apprentice Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, safety, leadership/professional development.

Assessment: hands-on/written tests, job performance.

Web-based learning

Access all training material instantly through the secure web-based Learning Management System (LMS). Administer, document, track, and report on training programs, events, e-learning, and content.


While a typical apprenticeship lasts up to four years, enough experience in your craft can make this process much shorter.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and Benefits

Great Pay

Advance your career with training and immediate pay/benefits. Earn While You Learn. Start building your desired life without school debt.

The average pay for an IUPAT floor coverer is 12 percent above the national average.

Great Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Training & Skill Development
  • Retirement Saving Opportunities

Training for a Lifetime

IUPAT members have access to continuous training to stay current in their craft. Stay ahead of the curve, advance throughout your career, and remain in high demand.



I want to be the LeBron of flooring … be the best in my trade!
Osmar Moreira, DC 36/LU 1247
Before I joined our union, I didn’t have weekends off or nights off in 20 years. I missed my kids’ soccer games and school functions and I never had days off with my wife before. Now, I’m finally able to do that. I love it.
Edgar Diaz, DC 5/LU 1236
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