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Job Role - Carpet Fitter

The Carpet Fitter job role is crucial in the flooring industry. Carpet fitters are responsible for installing carpeting in residential and commercial properties, ensuring that the carpet is properly measured, cut, and installed to the highest standards. They are skilled in the installation of various types of carpets, including woven, tufted, and needle punch.

This page will give you an overview of what a Carpet Fitter is and what they do, and hopefully answer any questions you may have on your search for a Carpet Fitter job and career.

What is a Carpet Fitter?

A Carpet Fitter is a professional who is responsible for installing carpeting in residential and commercial properties. They are skilled in the installation of various types of carpets, including woven, tufted, and needle punch. They are responsible for measuring and cutting the carpet to fit the space, as well as installing it and ensuring that it is properly secured to the floor.

A Carpet Fitter must have strong attention to detail and be able to work with precision and accuracy. They must also have good physical stamina, as the job often involves lifting and moving heavy rolls of carpet. They must also be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Who does a Carpet Fitter work with?

Carpet Fitters often work alongside other flooring professionals, such as tile setters, hardwood floor installers, and Upholsterers. They may also interact with customers, providing them with information about the services they offer and answering any questions they may have.

What does a Carpet Fitter do?

A carpet fitter is a professional who installs carpets in homes, offices, and other commercial spaces. Their main job is to measure, cut, and fit carpets to the floor space of a particular room or area.

The carpet fitter's job typically involves the following tasks:

  • Measuring the area to be covered: The carpet fitter measures the area to determine the amount of carpet needed for the job.
  • Preparing the floor: The carpet fitter prepares the floor by cleaning and leveling it to ensure the carpet lays flat and even.
  • Cutting the carpet: The carpet fitter cuts the carpet to the required size, taking into account any obstacles such as doors, fireplaces, and corners.
  • Laying the carpet: The carpet fitter lays the carpet onto the floor and secures it in place using specialized tools and techniques such as stretching and tucking.
  • Finishing touches: The carpet fitter will finish the job by trimming any excess carpet, adding edging or binding where required and ensuring the final result is neat and tidy.

So, What does a Carpet Fitter do daily?

A Carpet Fitter's main role may include:

  • Measuring and cutting carpet to fit the space
  • Installing carpet in residential and commercial properties
  • Seaming and joining multiple sections of carpet

In a Carpet Fitter job description, it will discuss the role and any further requirements to get the job, see below.

Carpet Fitter Job Description

An example of a job description for a Carpet Fitter.

Job Role:

  • Measuring and assessing rooms to determine the amount of carpet or flooring needed
  • Removing old flooring and preparing surfaces for new installations
  • Fitting carpets, vinyl flooring, and other floor coverings, ensuring that all work is completed to a high standard
  • Ensuring that all work is completed within agreed timelines and budgets
  • Liaising with customers to ensure that their requirements and expectations are met
  • Identifying and resolving any issues or problems that may arise during the installation process
  • Keeping up to date with new products and techniques in the industry
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
  • Working as part of a team to ensure that all work is completed efficiently and to a high standard


  • A proven track record in carpet fitting
  • Strong knowledge of different types of flooring and their properties
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and within budgets
  • A full, clean driving license
  • Relevant trade qualifications (e.g. NVQ, City & Guilds) would be advantageous

Avg Salary:


Low: £22,100

High: £50,000

To become a Carpet Fitter, one typically needs to have experience working in a related field such as flooring installation or have completed a vocational training program in carpet installation. Additionally, a Carpet Fitter should have strong attention to detail, good physical stamina, and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Some employers may also require a valid driver's license and a good driving record, as the job often involves traveling to different job sites. Carpet fitters should also have knowledge of various types of carpets, installation methods, and tools used in the industry. They should also be proficient in using hand and power tools, and have good basic maths skills to accurately measure and cut carpet.

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