Top Floor Covering Professionals

We offer Apprenticeship for those just starting out as well as opportunities to expanded training for Journeyworkers and seasoned-pros, we have you covered. Join DC16 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades today.

High Performance / High Value

We provide the top Professional Finishers in the Floor Covering Industry

Floor Covering Experts

Your skills are unparalleled and you achieve excellence in your craft through hard work and training. Continue your journey with us and secure your future as a Floor Coverer with DC16 IUPAT.


DC16 membership brings value to your career and your family. Living wages, pension, annuity, health care, representation and much more.


  • Contract Negotiation
  • Contract Enforcement
  • Employment Development
  • Legislative Representation


  • Family Coverage
  • Member Death Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dental & Vision Insurance


  • College Planning & Financing
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Legal Assistance
  • Retirement Planning

Tim Fike

LU 567 Floor Coverer - Contract Flooring and Interior Services
Learning a skilled trade has been a life changing event for me.  I went from being an apprentice, to becoming a Journeyman,  to teaching apprentices,  to becoming the Superintendent at Contract Flooring & Interior Services. My career in floorcovering will allow me to retire comfortably and spend time with my children.

Paul Otis

LU 1512 Floor Coverer - Freemans Carpet Service
Being a Trades Professional is about being involved. I am a Delegate to the District Council, have completed Organizers and Business Representative Boot Camps. I also attend all Local Union meetings and help share my knowledge for  future betterment of the Union.

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Building Strong Careers

DC16 helps you bring your Floor Covering expertise to the next level. Enjoy the benefits of membership and take advantage of our incentive-based training programs. Join DC16 IUPAT today!

So You Want to be a Floor Coverer

DC16 Star Training

Whether you are an apprentice just starting out or an established journeyworker, staying at the top of your game is important. The STAR program allows you to learn from tradeworkers just like you, who have walked in your shoes. STAR offers incentive-based programs that will help you acquire the skill sets, training and tools that you need to perform at the highest level.

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