Interior Systems

Interior Systems

Includes lathers, floor coverers and interior carpenters.

Interior Systems work includes steel stud and drywall, acoustical ceilings, insulators, floor coverers and lathers.

Floor Coverers 

Floor Coverers are specialists in the preparation, installation and finishing of commercial and residential carpet, wood, laminate, resilient tile, vinyl, cork, rubber and other professional flooring.

Floor Coverers are experts on the intricacies of installing the simplest to the most sophisticated floor surfaces. Through national participation in the INSTALL program, they receive direct, custom training from some of the top manufacturers in the industry. They not only gain certification directly from the manufacturer, but are first in line to become qualified with their newest flooring products and techniques.

Floor Coverers almost always work indoors in a conditioned environment. Safety is crucial since they often work with a variety of glues, mastics, and cleaning and preparation materials. Floor Coverers usually work in teams.

Good preparation for the trade includes basic math and geometry skills. Drafting, woodworking and art training are also useful.


Lathers perform basic plaster and stucco installation, but they also create by hand the architectural features that bring beauty to buildings: graceful and ornate arches, curves, domes, barrel ceilings and columns. When you see unusual structural forms or dramatic faux landscaping, you can be sure a lather is behind it.

Interior Systems Local 68

670 Olive Street
Saint Paul, MN 55130
651-379-0268/Fax: 651-379-0092

Interior Systems Local 1306

10761 Virginia Plaza, Suite 102
Papillion, NE 68128

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