Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(7-418) Carpet and Resilient Floors

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Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
2525 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70808
Phone: (225) 765-2301
Louisiana Contractor Licensing Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Carpet 22
Underlayments and Rug Cushions 20
Subfloors and Subfloor Preparation 18
Adhesives 14
Resilient Flooring 14
Safety 12

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (hours): 2.0
All companies applying for a commercial trade license, must have had at least one qualifying party pass the Business and Law Exam as one of the requirements for approval of the license.

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Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Builder's Guide to Floors, 1997, Peter Fleming Buy at Amazon
2. The Carpet Primer, 2003, The Carpet and Rug Institute. Doc Link
3. Ceramic Tile Setting, 1st Edition, 1992, John P. Bridge. Buy at Amazon
4. Flooring Instant Answers, 2002, Steven J. Bukowski. Buy at Amazon
5. Manual of Professional Remodeling, 1982, Jack P. Jones. Buy at Amazon
6. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) Title 29, Part 1926, USDOL. Doc Link
7. Resilient Flooring Reference Manual (may be out of print) FCICA.  
8A. Standard for Installation of Textile Floorcovering Materials, (Replaced by Carpet Installation Standard 2011 below)  
8B. CRI Carpet Installation Standard, 2011, The Carpet and Rug Institute. Doc Link
9. The Carpet Installation Training Handbook, 2002, Eric Larson. Buy at Amazon
10. Wood-Frame House Construction, 1990, Gerald E. Sherwood, Robert C. Stroh, Dover Publications. Buy at Amazon

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