Carpets and Flooring

March 4th, 2013 by Shane Petersen Leave a reply »
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If you are a guy and have any experience with pneumatic and power tools, you could definitely consider joining a flooring crew on the weekends.  Constantly there are corporations and companies big and small needing flooring redone.  If not companies, there are thousands of individual every weekend having carpet cut and installed, or tile and wood being laid.

Carpets and Flooring – Carpet Installation

caroets-and-flooringIt doesn’t take a genius to rip out old carpet and scrape up old glue.  Anyone can do that.  It’s just rough, manual labor.  You can join the crew and simply rip out the old stuff and let the experienced guys slap in the new.  However, if you know what’s going on, you can grab up a nail gun or staple gun and install the carpet.  If you can read a tape measure and can handle a box cutter, then you can measure and cut the carpet to size and staple it in.  You can probably knock out two or three rooms on a Saturday and make bank.

Carpets and Flooring – Tile Installation

This is a different game than carpet altogether.  You’ve got to rip out the old tile, scrape up as much glue as possible, sand or grind the rest of it down, apply the new glue, spread it, and put the tile down with the correct spacing between.  You’ve got to be able to use power hand saws to with grinder blades to cut the tile into the proper shapes for around toilets and edging the walls, etc.  Spackling down the glue and spreading it without making a mess is a pretty big trick as well.  Be prepared to ruin a bunch of your clothes if you go this route.

Carpets and Flooring – Wood Floors

Laying and clicking in these puzzle pieces of wooden floors is not an easy task.  You need to have a compound table saw to cut the pieces to size.  You have to be able to measure them out and master the tape measure.  It’s not an easy task!  A lot of people have pretty big difficulties with fractions, so don’t take it for granted that you’ll be able to do it.  You’ll still have to glue the pieces down and also nail them down at an angle without splitting the wood.  This isn’t easy, but if you can pull it off, it’s just another path to financial freedom!

Consider doing flooring and carpet work for easy money.  All you need is a little training or prior experience with power tools, such as saws and nail guns.  If you can pull that off and don’t mind working hard and getting dirty, working with carpets and flooring might be the weekend job for you.

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Shane Petersen Shane Petersen is a programmer, an engineer, an entrepreneur, but above all, a great husband and father. It's Shane's goal to gain financial independence and it's his pleasure to share his ideas as he discovers, explores and invents so others can follow in his foot steps. You can find him on and , feel free to interact with him there.