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Old 04-21-2014, 10:32 PM   #1
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I just got a bid for tiling this wall behind my wood stove:



It is just about 62 sq. ft. of wall and the bid is $750.00 for labor and setting materials, I provide the tile.

This comes out to about $12.00 per. sq. ft. not counting the tile.

Is this a reasonable bid?

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"How much will it cost?" Asking for price estimates here.

The only way to know what's reasonable is to get several bids and evaluate each installer. Keep in mind, the cheapest bid does not always bring the best quality.

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I'm sure the person who gave you that price believes the price is more than fair, you may not be so sure.

Remember it's going to take 2 days to complete, if you do the final cleanup and he may supply $50-100 in materials. I think the price is low, but there's only so much you can charge. So get another quote and analyze both.

Who installed the Durock? Are you trying to reduce the clearance between the stove and the wall, or just a good base for the tiles? What type/size tiles are gonna be installed?

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Pricing questions never work well here.
Jazz explained it well---That would be a low price in this area--
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About right around here....


I would only comment on Seattles comment:"The only way to know what's reasonable is to get several bids and evaluate each installer. Keep in mind, the cheapest bid does not always bring the best quality"....

Keep in mind, the highest bid does not always bring the best quality.
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From your photo, I eyeballed the wall at close to 72 square feet. I assumed that you had 3x5 sheets of DuRock. Here in upstate New York $750 for 62 sq. ft. would be on the low side among those contractors that do a lot of commercial work but it would close to average among those contractors that primarily do residential work.
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it is never a good idea to ask about prices here.....never know what kind of answers you will get.....but trust me its not what you would want to hear
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I'd still like to know who installed the Durock. I don't think it was the tile guy since it wasn't done right.

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