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Old 07-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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A customer wants hard wood in his entry way and living room. The entry way is ceramic over what looks like a 1 in mortar bed . Not sure if it's worth the trouble any help , help
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If the pay is right then the job is worth it. Obviously you won't be charging the normal over plywood rate.

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So I would need to tear up tile and mortar and re float it to bring it back up to height
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And as far as pay goes he's one of those guys who wants it cheap
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And as far as pay goes he's one of those guys who wants it cheap
Tell him to do the demo and save himself some cash!

Let him know he can do his own baseboards too.

Maybe he can work for you all day and you can take a further $75 per day of your quote.

That will bring the price down.

Those old mortar beds will have a bond breaker under the mortar. Once you get low enough you can rip them up quite quick.

Most likely you will find 7/8" or 3/4" Ship Lap under that mortar.

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Thank you for all the input . I totally missed the fact that the reason for the mortar bed was cause of the wood subfloor . One of those days I guess
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Pass, if he wants it cheap let him hire a hack and get what he pays for.
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There are plenty of them to choose from here. Hacks, butchers : )

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