Day in the life of
Carpet Installers – Sarah Saunders
On a normal day as a carpet fitter, you could be all over the place depending on how many properties you go to and how many carpets they’d like you to install. So, in the morning, you’re likely to go to the office, store, or showroom to get the locations you’ll be going to and the jobs that you’ll be working on for the day (either that or you’ll use a platform or app). Once you’ve got your work for the day, you’ll need to collect the carpet that you’ll be fitting. Depending on the size of the carpets you may only be able to get the carpets for one of your locations.
After that arriving at the property and fitting the carpet is pretty straightforward after you’ve had enough training. Once you’ve finished it’s back to the showroom or where your carpets are stored to pick up the materials for the next location/property.
Now and again, you’ll need to go to a local hardware shop to pick up screws, nails, and other tools that we might need.
Something that you have to keep in mind is that we are the face of the business while we’re in someone’s home or property. So, with that comes a big responsibility of ensuring that we conduct ourselves properly and present the business in the best possible way.
One of the positives is that you get to meet a huge range of people throughout your week. Often these people are lovely and really polite during the carpet fitting process. You get to have a conversation with them, learn a few things, and leave their home knowing that they love their new carpets.
One of the biggest cons, if you don’t enjoy driving, is the fact that there can be a lot of driving throughout the day. Because you’re likely to be working on more than one house a day, you’ll need to collect materials and drive to the property a number of times. so, if you don’t like driving you may not enjoy it. What’s more, you’re on your hands and knees a lot bending over, doing a lot of manual labor. This can mean that you get tired, ache or feel a little run down from time to time and so if you’re not good at manual labor then it may not be the job for you.