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Re: Well I'll tell what my bid would be...

Posted by me again on January 30, 2001 at 15:02:50:

In Reply to: Well I'll tell what my bid would be... posted by former vice pres on January 28, 2001 at 00:27:23:

A&N Flooring has done several floors for me installed with sanding, stain, and seal for $7.50 a foot premium, $6.50 a foot #1, $5.50 a foot for #2. Demo might run about what you quoted - it's a bit high but reasonable. Last time I checked #1 oak ran about $50 for 20 linear foot bundle at Home Depot.
I guess I could imagine people spending that amount for the job but only if they don't shop it around at all. The one thing I can imagine is that if the floor was extrememely uneven the price may be somewhat reasonable but still a bit high.
I'd also like to apply for a job at your flooring company. $88/hour is what they pay their workers? I'm obviously in the wrong job.

: Let's see, demolition and removal (taken to landfill or dumpster costs) let's say 3000.00 that's being conservative.

: 5.00 a square ft for oak flooring, that's #1 unfinished that's 2250.00.
: 3/4 inch CDX Plywood that would be 15 sheets at 30.00 a sheet is 450.00, plus felt, nails, glue, and maybe other materials if the floor had to be leveled. But lets say not, thats's 5750.00 so far just materials.

: Figure 2 days to demo, 2 day prep, 4 days to lay flooring and oak and 1 to 2 days to finish oak. 11 days total. Figure 100.00 per man hours. That means for three guys per hour. That's 8800.00. added to 5750 equals 14550.00. Most contractors add about 15 to 20 % for profit margin, that's another 2182.50 and there you've got it. My bid would be 16732.50. Don't forget contractors have to pay health insurance, accidental, keep an office, maintain tools (which have a tendancy to dissappear and get broken) and keep up trucks. Included in this price is the time and energy in getting materials etc. It is not an easy way to make a living. It's dirty and it sucks. I'd say the price was fair.

: NOTE: Demolition is outrageous , I got a bid to have a floor removed (about 400 square feet) once and it was over 5000.00, just for the removal. If there are cabinets and toilets and radiators and doors that have to be worked around. And if the floor had to be leveled at all, or if there was any structural damage it could easily run that much.

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