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FloorLayers Training Center

The Floor layers training center’s sole purpose is to provide technical and hands-on training for apprentices registered in the Red Seal Floor Covering program. We also provide advanced training and certification classes for journeypersons.

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inclusivity

The Floor layers Training Center is dedicated to the advancement of women and men tradespersons of all ages in the floor covering industry.

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Starting a Career

Registering in the Floor Covering apprenticeship program is the first step to suitably position yourself in a career, not just a job, in the floor covering industry

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installer training

The Apprenticeship program provides floor covering installer training and will teach you how to install carpet, resilient and hardwood floors.

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Training Schedule

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Apprenticeship Courses

Level 1 Training Dates

January 9 to February 10, 2023

The level one Floor Covering apprenticeship class provides technical training for the following content; safe work practices, standard occupational skills, math and print reading, carpet installation and resilient flooring.

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level 1 - course content

APPLY SAFE WORK PRACTICES

  • Use Shop and Site Safety Practice
  • Apply Personal Safety Practices
  • Follow Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHMIS) Regulations
  • Use Fire Safety Procedures
  • Follow Electrical Safety Procedures

USE STANDARD FLOOR COVERING SKILLS

  • Describe the Floor Covering Installer Trade
  • Handle Materials
  • Perform Moisture and Alkalinity Tests
  • Prepare Subfloors
  • Install Wood Underlayment
  • Select and Use Adhesives
  • Match Patterns
  • Supervise Work

USE MATH AND BLUEPRINT READING SKILLS

  • Use Trade Related Math Skills

INSTALL CARPET

  • Describe Carpet Materials
  • Describe Carpet Cushions
  • Use Carpet Installation Tools
  • Use Applicable Carpet Installation Standards
  • Layout Carpet
  • Install Carpet by Conventional Method
  • Finish Carpet Seams
  • Install Carpet by Glue-down Method
  • Install Carpet by Double Bond Method
  • Install Carpet Transitions, Trims and Bases
  • Install Carpet on Stairs
  • Repair Carpet

INSTALL RESILIENT FLOORS

  • Describe Resilient Flooring Materials
  • Install Resilient Sheet Goods
  • Install Resilient Wall Base

Level 2 Training Dates

February 20 to March 24, 2023

The level two Floor Covering apprenticeship class provides technical training for the following content; basic and advanced layout, standard occupational skills, math and print reading, installing various resilient flooring.

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level 2 - course content

USE STANDARD FLOOR COVERING SKILLS

  • Perform Moisture and Alkalinity Tests
  • Prepare Subfloors

USE MATH AND BLUEPRINT READING SKILLS

  • Use Trade Related Math Skills

INSTALL RESILIENT FLOORS

  • Install Resilient Sheet Goods
  • Install Resilient Wall Base
  • Complete Seams in Resilient Sheet Goods
  • Repair Resilient Floors
  • Layout for Resilient Tile
  • Install Resilient Tile

Level 3 Training Dates

April 3 to May 5, 2023

The level three Floor Covering apprenticeship class provides training at the advanced levels for the following content; standard occupational skills, math and print reading, carpet, resilient, hardwood and laminate flooring. Upon successful completion of the class, apprentices write the red seal interprovincial exam.

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level 3 - course content

USE STANDARD FLOOR COVERING SKILLS

  • Prepare Subfloors
  • Supervise Work

USE MATH AND BLUEPRINT READING SKILLS

  • Read Blueprints and Specifications
  • Plan and Estimate Projects

INSTALL CARPET

  • Install Carpet by Glue-down Method
  • Repair Carpet
  • Describe Hand Binding of Carpet Edges
  • Describe the Installation of Artificial Turf

INSTALL RESILIENT FLOORS

  • Complete Seams in Resilient Sheet Goods
  • Install Resilient Material on Stairs
  • Install Flash Coving
  • Install Rubber Sheet and Tile
  • Install Specialty Resilient Product

INSTALL WOOD AND LAMINATE FLOORING

  • Describe the Installation of Barriers and Cushions
  • Describe the Installation of Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
  • Describe the Repair of Prefinished Wood and Laminate Flooring

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APPRENTICESHIPS

When you embark on a floorlayer apprenticeship, we proudly provide relevant information from supporting associations and programs pertaining to the floor covering industry. Visit the recommended resource on floor layers training page for valuable tools to help you in your future endeavors as a flooring installer.

Floorcovering Professionals

International Standards & Training Alliance

Visit the recommended INSTALL resource for valuable tools to help you in your future endeavors as a flooring installer.

ITA

Industry Training Authority

Floor Covering Installers install, repair and replace finishing surfaces such as carpet, hardwood, laminate and cork flooring, linoleum, vinyl and other types of floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Floor Covering Installer is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

BCCWITT

BC Centre for Women in the Trades

Floor layers Training Center are a partnership led by tradespeople, along with industry and labour representatives. We are committed to removing barriers faced by equity seeking people, including Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTIAQ+ people, and women, to increase their participation in the trades and promote healthier environments in workplaces and training institutions.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters

Sisters in the Brotherhood

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) is one of North America’s largest building trades unions, with over a half-million members. With pride in our more than 140-year history, we lead the way in floor layers training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction professionals.

CCW

Canadian Construction Women

We exist to attract and retain women in the industry. Construction is one field that is actively recruiting women. Through the efforts of government, industry and organizations like the Canadian Construction Women, there is a commitment to increasing women’s representation in the field.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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3 years total with 3 levels of technical training.

5 weeks each year for a total of 15 weeks

The Red Seal is recognized as the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades.
The Red Seal exam is taken at the end of the level 3 training class.
The training is held at the Floorlayers Training Center in Delta, BC.
You may be eligible to collect employment insurance under the apprenticeship program.
You need a sponsor to be designated in a regulated Red Seal trade
Your employer can be a sponsor.
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment and is generally required in the trades. This can include steel toe boots, safety vest, hard hat, eye protection, knee pads, hearing protection and gloves.

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phone

604-524-6900

Location

580 Ebury Place Delta, B.C., Canada V3M 6M8

Email

1541training@bcrcc.ca

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