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Old 01-21-2012, 03:28 PM  
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Originally Posted by samfloor View Post
Just telling you what was in the original post. The OP got bids by the square foot. And only mentioned tile installation, nothing about a remodel. Many tile installers bid by the square foot.
Yes! Someone actually read my post. Most places/contractors usually quote flooring installation per square foot. Obviously the price varies depending on whether they have to tear out existing flooring, etc.

I don't expect any licensed/insured/etc. contractor to work for $10 an hour. In MD I've even had a handyman (for other work, not for the flooring) wanted $220 for the first two hrs and then $75 an hour. I thought that was outrageous. I can't believe anyone would pay him that kind of money.

I'm just finding out the price difference between going directly to the installer vs. hiring a general contractor. The last quote from a general contractor wanted about $18+ per sq foot (not including cost of the tile).

I'm waiting to hear from a couple of flooring contractors and see what they charge.

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Originally Posted by samfloor View Post
The OP was talking price per square foot. You guys are talking hourly price. Big difference.
Well, there ya go trying to confuse me with the facts. Guess I should have my second cup of coffee before I try engaging my brain on saturday mornings. But, you still get what you pay for. Pay cheap...get cheap.
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