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Old 07-26-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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My husband and I recently installed new laminate flooring in a house we are renting. The room was 300 sq. feet. The landlord fronted the costs for the tools and materials and we are trying to come up with a fair price to charge for labor (we are not contractors). Seems professional installations are $1.50-$3/ft so we were thinking about $1/foot.
The issue, however, has been that the room flooded, hence the need for floor replacement. Wood flooring had to be pulled up and under that was tile laid with thin set. This was all wet and had to be removed, which involved chiseling it out by hand due to the softness of the slab. Then the floor was prepared with a leveling compound.

Installing the floor took about 8 hours. But removing the old flooring took 4 full days.

I am trying to come up with a fair price to charge for labor for removal of the old floor, prepping for the new one, and the finishwork (quarter round and trim installation, transitions, etc.)

Any advice is appreciated!

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You are not suppose to discuss price here, but $25/hr sounds like a fair price times 5 days time 8 hours a day would make it 40*25 and if 2 of your were working *2 which would be $2,000, thats seems like a nice round number to give him. Its totally up to you though.

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abefroman says:
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..."but $25/hr sounds like a fair price times 5 days time 8 hours a day would make it 40*25 and if 2 of your were working *2 which would be $2,000, thats seems like a nice round number to give him. Its totally up to you though."
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So sorry. Didnt know about the rules regarding pricing. Newbie here. Please feel free to delete this post.
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Don't apologize!!!!!

There is no such rule.

The problem with asking for pricing on an Internet forum is that prices around the country vary widely and you won't get an accurate reply.

The only way to acquire accurate pricing in your area is to solicit prices from your area.

The comments were directed to abefroman, it's kind of like "running at the swimming pool to read the NO RUNNING sign then running to the next sign to read it.
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Yes, prices vary by area & specific job
Plus what a Pro charges per sq ft he probably has the tools to complete the demo in 1 day...or less
...and may include 2 or more people already
So you may be overcharging compared to a Pro
No way to tell without seeing the problem & what needed to be done

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