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Old 05-09-2007, 11:14 AM   #16
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Anyway, my apologies for coming off like a Jerk. I'll look forward to reading more of your sound advice. Mike.
Not a problem. Your obviously a class act for saying so.

I am happy to hear you are making great bread. And it must be nice to pick and choose what you put into homes.
I also make good money and could in fact turn down jobs because clients don't want to put in quality that should be in their home. But the customer is always right....
Although if you can get more wood and ceramic jobs, then why do Vinyl?
My job is different...I sell... So if the client wants Vinyl, they get it...if they want wood, they get it...then I move on to put whatever floor the next wants.
But I do draw the line at industry standard. I will not sway from it. If the customer wants something done incorrectly, I will flat refuse.

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Old 05-09-2007, 08:57 PM   #17
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over a thousand bucks to install that small area of floor...wow, looks like i saved a fortune when me and my dad did my entire last house.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:42 PM   #18
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over a thousand bucks to install that small area of floor...wow, looks like i saved a fortune when me and my dad did my entire last house.
You can't really use that to get a true idea of the cost of a whole house. A small area will cost more per sq. ft. than a larger area.

If a pro is coming over to install, say, 100 sq. ft. they have to bring the same tools, drive the same distance, bring the same crew, etc., etc. (lumped together as "mobilization")...as they would to install 1000 sq. ft.

So to make it worth the time to come over, set up, do the work, tear down, clean up and move on to the next job, it costs more per sq. ft. to do the smaller job.

On a side note, if a job is being billed hourly, I know of a few guys (myself included) that bill in half day increments rather than by the hour. For instance, if I come over to fix....whatever, and I'm there for 1 hour...you pay for 4 hours. If I'm there for 6 hours, you pay for 8.

Reason being: Say a day is 8am-4pm and I leave your house at 2pm, I'm not honestly going to get anything else done that day. By the time I go to the next job, set up, do MAYBE 1 hour's worth of work, tear down and clean up...it's just not worth messing with it.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:42 AM   #19
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i understand your point.
what i dont understand is why someone is asking how much it costs to pay someone to do work on a ' do it yourself' forum. i could understand if it was asked on how much i would roughly cost to do laminate in a 100 sqft area.
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so that the DIYer know whether it is worth to DIY or hire....
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:11 AM   #21
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Good point.
This type of question is asked all the time...
Good answer K-
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The Skill isn't snapping the flooring together. anyone can do that. The real skill is where the flooring meets up with the perimeter, casings and doorways. No matter what kind of floor it is, weather its 1.20 a foot or 4.50 a foot. The labor is the same... The skill is at the edges. thats why they call us SKILLED TRADESMAN.
Thats why I have a $600.00 special saw for under cutting door jams with blades that cost 45.00 a piece. and a compound chop-saw that cost $700.00, 15 rachet straps that cost 25.00 each..and Liability insurance, workman's comp payments, both sides of social security, my own health insurance, my helpers pay, that has to pay the same price for food, gas, and housing that you and i pay for... shall i go on ? -- pizza and beer for payment ? Lets pay our doctors with wine and crackers for them looking into our ear for 3 seconds.....

Also. I have installed laminate flooring from both ends of the pricing spectrum. The truth is. The cheap stuff IS HARDER to install because the quality of the material is low. Bad edges.. non square corners... butt seams that dont sit flat, brittle thin top layer and doorway transition thresholds and shoe molding made of pressed cardboard.
( have you ever install cheap wallpaper ? its a nightmare ) it takes longer to install the cheap stuff.

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Agree, click-together kind laminate is so easy to install.... it is so easy I felt insulted and not too interested in installing the remaining 100 sq. ft. of my basement... my wife who hardly hold a hammer can do as good as mine , it's been sitting there for a few weeks without finishing when I am just finished the hardwood stairs...

price of laminate cost shouldn't be that high $3/ft... unless it is the supreme quality types... a high quality type I say cost around $1.5/ft if you hunt for deals...

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #23
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we start the pricing out as $2 a square for install , then add sure things as moving stuff out of the room , repair of sub floor and adding baseboard , also add if we need to pick up flooring
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:30 AM   #24
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Basic prices
Install in mostly square room 2$ per Sf
Base remove and cut in new 2$
Tear out underlayment and vynil in a kitchen 2.50 sf
. If the install is difficult , Like a 45 degree hall with 6 doors with end carpet tucks . And a kitchen with an Island 4 or 5 $ per sf .

For those that say they did their basement . If you didn't do a calcium chloride moisture test and document ,You probly no longer have a warranty . If you think you could just put vapor barrier down , Thats a good thought but now the moisture will be likely to creep out at the ends near the walls and make the sheet rock mold .
You mostly don't need a proffesional ., of the basements I test only 2 or 3 of 10 have moisture issues. If the flooring starts to cup and bow . You can try to remedy this by pulling th base and chiseling the laminate back so there is more gap , I know you will say you left a gap , But excessive moisture makes the wood swell quite a bit . It has happened to me .
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$1.5 - $2 per square foot to install laminate, but contractor has to see what is there first before giving price. You can hire someone else or pay additional $$$ for let say toilet remove or dishwasher. But yep, most of them will charge around $2 for installation. Do not forget for old flooring - whether diy or the price will go up. And laminate in high end homes? In high end homes people installing high end exotic hardwood - I think.

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