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Old 02-18-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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What is a fair price for having baseboards installed. I have been quoted $1.25 per lf. Is that too much, it sure seems steep to me?

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There are other factors that can affect the pricing.

1.) What area are you in?
2.) Is it a one piece base, or are there sections to it?
3.) Is this stain grade or paint grade?
4.) Is it on harwood flooring, or will the areas be carpeted?
5.) Will the installer be required to plane the lower run of the base in areas?
6.) Is this new construction or a remodel?
7.) Are you providing all the materials, fasteners, adhesives, etc?
8.) Is the installer able to set up and cut in the locations that they will be installing in, or do they have to set up in a specific location and work everything out of that area?
9.) Are there any other time consuming aspects to "your baseboard install job"?
10.) Are there any other labor instensive details that are connected to "your baseboard install job"?

Aside from that, the rate you were quoted, is a reasonable rate in my area for paint-grade, one piece, Base Board installation.


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I don't think its enough. I think you should pay them more.
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I did baseboard throughout my entire house renovation, and it ain't easy, takes time, skills and patience. If they paid me a $1.25 a foot, I would run away
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seems cheap, I would only do it for $1.25 if it was basic, and had A LOT of baseboard.

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