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Tile Installation Prices - What are you finding/paying these days? & REFERRALS needed

  • 07 Jun 2019 11:10 PM
    Message # 7564861
    Cindy Carriger (Administrator)

    I havent needed a lot of tile work on a regular basis recently, (just from time to time) but I am needing it now, and the prices I am getting charged (or bid) are pretty astronomical.  I am talking about labor costs, if I take out the price of the tile, because I know that tile price can vary. 

    Per Sq Foot price: (is $10 psf plus a reasonable LABOR ONLY price?)  Not in MY book!

    1. What should I expect for someone (skilled of course) to Lay tile on the floor? $_____ psf (excluding cost of tile)
    2. What should I expect for someone (skilled of course) to tile in a shower enclosure$_______ Complete job tile included (new hardibacker of course if currently sheetrock) lower end tile (builder grade). DETAILS:  (i.e. remove the old, install new, AND if they have to tile the top of the enclosure and/or if we remove the low ceiling and just tile to the 8ft. room height)  estimated TOTAL Job cost? $______
    3. Or, what about remove crumbling grout, re-grout - Not sure how it will be priced, but perhaps per piece or per linear ft?
    I got a bid that is $10 per sf for fixing crumbling grout in a 38sf bathroom floor (i.e. $380 for the grout repair)- that's more than I think it should cost to remove old tile, and install NEW tile, NO?  Plus, not every bit of grout is crumbing, maybe 30 to 40% NOTE:  The repairman would already be on site, so this would not be an isolated situation - i.e. he's not making a special trip just for the tile!!

    I also got a $14 psf LABOR ONLY BID FOR TEAR OUT AND RE-TILE at $14 psf.  In full disclosure, it is about a 20 sf area, BUT, again, they are already on site!


    I welcome any help on this!

    And, if you have any psf prices on

    • partial or full paint, (full paint prices psf for 3 tone, i.e. walls one more 
    • crack repair or 
    • spot paint/touch up for a make ready rental property I'm all ears too.   
    • ceiling patching with replacing popcorn
    I think the prices bid on my last 2 jobs have been sky high.  Last time I couldnt take time to shop around, but, this time I think i will. (My guy bid $1200 for crack repair -there are quite a few long ones (7' or so on some) & yes, he'll have to remove last guys shoddy work then re-do, but still seems extreme!).  This price doesnt include paint, as that is probably in his whole house TOUCH UP of $2500 for a 1700 sf house. 

    I just need to know if i should keep looking for more bids, or are prices just that high these days?

    IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE YOU COULD RECOMMEND FOR THIS KIND OF WORK, AND OTHER MAKE READY TASKS, I would love to get any REFERRALS you have.

    Thanks everyone!
    Cindy

    I'll attach a couple of pics of two of the cracks I have in the sheetrock.  They both were repaired before, the one on the ceiling is pretty long, say 4-5 ft and has too much 'mud' that will have to come off and be totally re-done.  There are probably 6 or 7 similar in nature, plus some lesser obnoxious ones too. 


    Last modified: 07 Jun 2019 11:29 PM | Cindy Carriger (Administrator)

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