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Old 10-06-2007, 04:02 PM
 
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Default Labor Cost Installation Of Tile

Okay, so I'm going to get 1,000 sq. ft. of tile from a marble tile company free in exchange for some legal paperwork. Anyway, I've called around to several flooring companies to find out the cost of installation but they all tell me that I must purchase the flooring from them????

Can anyone tell me what the fair market labor rate is for installation of tile?
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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What are you having installed - tile or stone? I have plenty of experience in this area. The company should have a list of installers they recommend.

Costs vary if stone or tile. Also you want to be certain they don't skimp on materials.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Here in the NOLA area the going rate is about $3 - $7 sf depending...
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:58 PM
 
Location: California
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Your coming at this all wrong. I'll walk you step by step into getting this done fast, quick and most important of all, cheaply.

Step 1: Visit your local Home Depot
Step 2: Look for Hispanic males dressed in work clothes dressed in checkered shirts and jeans.
Step 3: Load them into your truck
Step 4: Give them about $350 a pop
Step 5: They leave with a big smile on their face and so do you.

This is exactly what my dad in to get a lawn installed at his duplex. Gave both of them $100 each.
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Your coming at this all wrong. I'll walk you step by step into getting this done fast, quick and most important of all, cheaply.

Step 1: Visit your local Home Depot
Step 2: Look for Hispanic males dressed in work clothes dressed in checkered shirts and jeans.
Step 3: Load them into your truck
Step 4: Give them about $350 a pop
Step 5: They leave with a big smile on their face and so do you.

This is exactly what my dad in to get a lawn installed at his duplex. Gave both of them $100 each.
Big difference between installing a floor and laying sod. Not a good idea to bring people into your house that you "find" at Home Depot or anywhere else.

I agree that most stores that sell the kind of material you are getting should be able to recommend an installer, one with insurance in case something goes wrong during the install. Or, you can check on craigslist. Lots of tile guys looking for work now that new houses are not going up so fast.

My husband installs for anywhere from $2.00 sf and up (you provide all materials), depending on the material and how/where you want it laid.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Okay, so I'm going to get 1,000 sq. ft. of tile from a marble tile company free in exchange for some legal paperwork. Anyway, I've called around to several flooring companies to find out the cost of installation but they all tell me that I must purchase the flooring from them????

Can anyone tell me what the fair market labor rate is for installation of tile?
Your cost should be $7 to 10 sq ft
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Mile High City
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How handy are you??? LOL..My brother did his small bathroom with travertine and it wasn't hard to do..Are you just laying floor or is there walls involved???
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Tile costs vary from 4 a sq ft to 10 a sq ft depending on the size of job
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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Your coming at this all wrong. I'll walk you step by step into getting this done fast, quick and most important of all, cheaply.

Step 1: Visit your local Home Depot
Step 2: Look for Hispanic males dressed in work clothes dressed in checkered shirts and jeans.
Step 3: Load them into your truck
Step 4: Give them about $350 a pop
Step 5: They leave with a big smile on their face and so do you.

This is exactly what my dad in to get a lawn installed at his duplex. Gave both of them $100 each.
You know, you are kind of on to something....

A couple weeks ago, we were in Home Depot. My husband was one aisle over, and this guy (non-hispanic, looked more like a Phish phan), kind of whisper-asked if I was looking to do some tiling. I said yes, he asked who was doing it, and I said my husband. The guy nodded, and went back to loading mortar onto his cart The whole thing reminded me of a Phish concert, asking if I needed any "funky nugs" (i.e. kind of like a drug deal) LOL

But, my point is most Lowes/Home Depots have builitin boards near the approriate section where people can leave their business cards. I know there are ones in the plumbing and electrical section, I would bet the flooring area has one too.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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Get someone good with references. We are looking at a home and the tile will have to be ripped out and new tile installed because of improper installation....and this is on a nice house - tile originally installed during construction.
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