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Old 09-08-2008, 11:33 PM
 
Location: NW Austin
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Anyone have any numbers around installing:

- hardwoods (no laminate)
- tile
- or staining concrete

Also, what is the cost to have that nasty ceiling popcorn removed?

Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There is a thread on here somewhere about removing the popcorn ceiling, not sure what the number was.

No idea on the flooring, although I am sure it can vary widely......
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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Generally the rate to remove popcorn is about $2.50 a sq foot. Hardwood installation depends on the type of wood, finish, etc. whether is it is engineered, pre-finished wood or whether it is finished on site. Ballpark it at $8.50 to 10.50 a sq foot installed. Staining concrete I do not know about. The above rates are subcontractor rates, expect to pay more if you hire a general contractor (which I would for the floors so you don't have to worry about leveling, the impact on doors etc).
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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I can only help you with the wood. We had pre-finished hardwood installed about 2 years ago, and it was about $10 / sq. foot. That was for a fairly high quality wood installed on a concrete sub-floor.
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Mt. Holly NC
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I am in the concrete staining business myself. It runs about $3.00 a square foot, including the stain and two coats of sealer. This does not include any prep work involved or cleaning of the floor before the application. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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We wanted stained concrete and got a couple of quotes...just what gregwtn said. We got a good deal on laminate so we went with that. Cost was the same as the concrete, but we wanted our whole house done and if we went with the concrete, we'd have to basically move out, furniture and all, while it was done.
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