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Floor Covering Installers
Installers' tasks vary according to whether they specialize in the installation of carpets or resilient floor coverings. Some workers install both types of coverings. For any type, the preparation of the surface beneath the finish material is very important. The subfloor surface must be firm, dry, smooth, and free of loose dust and dirt. Installers may have to sweep, scrape, sand, or chip dirt and other irregularities from the floor, as well as fill cracks with a filler material. Sometimes a new surface of plywood or cement must be laid down before any floor covering can be installed.