Laminate Floor Bid ?'s

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Old 04-18-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Laminate Floor Bid ?'s

I've done laminate floors in the past, but usually one room here and there.
Now I've been asked to bid an entire house. I feel pretty comfortable with the composite price I've been using (includes removing carpet, cutting jambs, pulling and reinstalling baseboard) but because each room varies (some have the carpet gone, customer wants basemold instead of removing baseboards, etc.) I was curious as to how you guys break down a per foot cost.
Also, the customer was asking about laminate on his stairs. Personally, I kind of cringe at the thought (and I've never done it) but would be interested in hearing your thoughts.

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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From the sounds of it you really don't know what you are doing. If you want to proceed with what you do know then charge for the installation by the square foot. Charge for the carpet removal by the square foot. Even if some rooms do not have carpet, then obviously those rooms would not be included in the removal portion of the bid. For the stairs you need to use stair nosings for the front of the stairs and fill in with laminate. For these I would charge per step. The price would be more if also doing the stair risers.
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Some of these questions should be on the DIY board.

Closed before the train wreck.

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