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Old 04-28-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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I have a question about how pricing is done on floor tile. Let's say that the room is 176 sq. ft. - basic rectagular room, all tiles equal size (18X18), standard tile pattern. When you add 10%, you get roughly 200 sq. ft. for materials. So here's my question:

Does the installer typically charge their cost per sq. ft. times the actual installed area of 176 sq. ft., or do they charge times the 200 sq. ft. area?

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Old 04-28-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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Any contractor will charge his estimated material costs, his various overhead expenses (transportation, equipment upkeep, insurance, permits, employee expenses, etc.) plus his time and a reasonable profit so he can make a decent living and stay in business. Exactly how he figures this will vary by each contractor. Don't stress how he charge, just what the total job will cost and the quality of work you will recieve -- The cheapest is usually the worst-- "If you want first quality oats, be prepared to pay for them-- If you can be satisfied by oats that have been through the horse once, they are a little cheaper"

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So, do installers typically charge by the measured sq. footage or by the +10%?
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If they would charge $40.00 sq.ft, they'd add the 10% there, charging 44.00 per sq. ft. and lose the loss there. But then, if the salesperson sits there and adds another 10% on top of that, and tells you that's for calculated loss, and you go for it, that's salesmenship.
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You handle it, you charge for it.
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Thanks everybody.
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You might want to work it out on this calculator at http://www.housetohome.co.uk/calculators

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