Research Sources of Additional Information: Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers

For details about apprenticeships or work opportunities, contact local flooring or tilesetting contractors or retailers, locals of the unions previously mentioned, or the nearest office of the State apprenticeship agency or employment service.

For general information about the work of carpet installers and floor layers, contact:

  • Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association, 7439 Milwood Dr., West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

Additional information on training for carpet installers and floor layers is available from:

  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, 1750 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20006. Internet: http://www.iupat.org

For general information about the work of tile installers and finishers, contact:

  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, 1776 I St. NW., Washington, DC. 20006.
  • International Masonry Institute, James Brice House, 42 East St. Annapolis, MD 21401. Internet: http://www.imiweb.org
  • Home Builders Institute, 1201 15th St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. Internet: http://www.hbi.org
  • National Association of Home Builders, 1201 15th St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. Internet: http://www.nahb.org

For more information about tile setting and tile training, contact:

  • National Tile Contractors Association, P.O. Box 13629, Jackson MS 39236.

For information concerning training of carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers, contact:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 50 F St. NW., Washington, DC 20001. Internet: http://www.carpenters.org

There are more than 500 occupations registered by the U.S. Department of Labor's National Apprenticeship system. For more information on the Labor Department's registered apprenticeship system and links to State apprenticeship programs, check the Internet site: http://www.doleta.gov