Why Consider a Career as a Hardwood Installer

Rod Lorenz

Being a hardwood floor installer isn’t the best-understood job. People tend to think of it as manual labor, but it's so much more than that. One day you might flex your creativity by developing a custom idea and the very next be highly analytical to install specialty products with specific instructions.

Working as a hardwood floor installer is an amazing career - especially if you work for Ralph's Hardwood Flooring.

The Benefits of Becoming a Hardwood Floor Installer

It's no secret that hardwood flooring is a popular investment for homeowners. It adds value to the home, is durable, and it can be an excellent selling point when you're looking to move.

As a hardwood floor installer, you help countless homeowners achieve their dream homes. Hardwood floors have a long lifespan and can last up to 50 years! This means that if you become a hardwood floor installer, your work will also be around for decades.

Because hardwood floors are so valuable, they help increase the property’s sale value. And because hardwood floors are so beautiful, they are loved by both homeowners and guests. Therefore, being a hardwood floor installer brings great pride, knowing that your work is a reason why someone’s home has both intrinsic and extrinsic value.

Would you like to work with your hands? Do you want a job that keeps you active, healthy, and strong?

A career as a hardwood floor installer is very physical and requires you to use both your body and mind every day on the job. You'll constantly be bending, crouching, and moving. For these reasons, a career as a hardwood floor installer usually has physical requirements, such as the ability to lift at least 75 pounds of weight.

How to Become a Hardwood Floor Installer

Becoming a hardwood installer doesn’t require extensive experience in construction or carpentry. You can become a hardwood installer through training and certification, which may involve apprenticeship. An apprenticeship program involves classroom studies and on-the-job training. As a certified Floor Covering installer, you would be referred to as a journey person.

Certification, on-site, or classroom experience isn’t always necessary.

At Ralph’s Hardwood Floors, we focus more on potential. As an installer for Ralph’s, we would train you to cut, glue, nail, sand, stain, and finish hardwood floors. As a trained artisan, we will empower you with the knowledge, skill, and creativity to deliver superior quality and service.

Ralph’s Hardwood Floors has been providing homes and businesses for over five decades. As a Ralph’s trained artisan, you would not only get the training to become a skilled hardwood floor installer, but you would enjoy the following benefits:

  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurances
  • A cafeteria plan for medical reimbursement and dependent-care assistance
  • Paid time off & holidays
  • 401k plan
  • Travel to and from job sites in company vehicles
  • Discounted employee pricing
  • An average of 5 hours of weekly overtime

To learn more about becoming a part of the Ralph's Team, visit our careers page. We have videos featuring some of our long time employees and info on how you can apply.

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