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Old 08-20-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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I just got an estimate on the below and what to know if it seems fair to you guys:

Floor is 350 Sq Ft.

18x18 Ceramic Tile and Grout Material = $1384 ($4 sq ft)

Remove old ceramic and 1/2 hardi backer to subfloor (thin set and screwed to sub floor) = $733 ($2.11 sq ft.)

Supply and Install New 1/4 hardi backer = $1384 ($4.00 sq ft)

Set Tile on Diagonal = $2422 ($7.00 sq ft).

In total, it will be $5924 ($16.93 sq ft to remove old and install new)


What do you guys think? Does this seem fair?

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Where are you located?

Prices are different everywhere.

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Sorry, forgot that. Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
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I just got an estimate on the below and what to know if it seems fair to you guys:

Floor is 350 Sq Ft.

18x18 Ceramic Tile and Grout Material = $1384 ($4 sq ft)

Remove old ceramic and 1/2 hardi backer to subfloor (thin set and screwed to sub floor) = $733 ($2.11 sq ft.)

Supply and Install New 1/4 hardi backer = $1384 ($4.00 sq ft)

Set Tile on Diagonal = $2422 ($7.00 sq ft).

In total, it will be $5924 ($16.93 sq ft to remove old and install new)


What do you guys think? Does this seem fair?




It costs more to set tiles on a diagonal?
Why?
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:18 PM   #5
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not sure if it does or not, he did not say. That is how it was written in the quote, so I wanted to make sure I added that info for the expert's here.
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Installing tile on a diagonal pattern requires more labor than to install on either a stacked or running bond pattern. It also creates more waste. It takes a lot longer and requires a lot more cuts.

That price seems reasonable, however I'm curious to know what kind of tile you're getting...
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It is MAgica, Perla series 18x18. Queen Red is the color and the material is Glazed Porcelain.

The grout is AccuColor XT.
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Still sounds reasonable...I'm hoping this price is from a professional tile setter and not a handyman/jack of all trades?
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Sounds about right. The numbers per SF match the numbers in my region for professional tile installation quotes.

Can you get a cheaper price?
Answer = You can always get a cheaper price, but not necessarily the same quality of work.
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Yes, this is through a local store and professional installation with a 12 year guarantee on the install.

I appreciate your input all!
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What condition were the old tiles and grout in? The reason I ask is to know how solid the subfloor is?
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Very good condition, no issue with the current tile or grout. I actually set that tile about 5 year's ago. The sub floor (under the thinset and 1/2 hardi board I put down) is 3/4 ply. They are going to rip up the tile and 1/2 hardi, then relay 1/4 hardi and set the tile.
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Can you get a cheaper price?
Answer = You can always get a cheaper price, but not necessarily the same quality of work.
Amen to that brother!
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I think the total price is OK, after all you're buying the job from a retail store so they have to make a profit.

I would have broken it down differently, but as I said the grand total is reasonable.

You're paying full retail for the tiles. OK good, you're supposed to. The Hardi installed is a bit high, but again the store has to make a profit. Installing the tile on a diagonal for $7.00 is high too....but? The labor to rip the old I think is too low. Yikes I woulda charged double that. Maybe they know a trick I don't? In the end I would have sold that job for $400-500 less, so you're fine.

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I also thought that the price for the rip up was low. When I asked the "measure guy" who was there yesturday what they will rip up he said they will go all the way to the original subfloor.

Keeping im mind the 1/2 hardi I put down is thin set in AND screwed with about 40 screw's per sheet, I figured paying $740 was a no brainer (I would need to get a dumpster, demo hammer, etc....

Let me ask you guys this. Why do you need to actually rip down to the subfloor? Cant you just take up the tile that is there and relay over the 1/2 hardi after cleaning up the old thinset from the original tile? That seems a bit easier to me (so it is probebly not right!!)

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