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Old 12-29-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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Need Hardwood Floor Pricing Help!


Ive posted threads in 2 areas, here and the finish carpentry area. I really need advice on this one. Ive been doing my builders oak hardwood floors for a while now. currently im billing him 1.90 sq ft installed this is 3/4 inch unfinished oak 3 1/4 wide. usually the whole downstairs and hallway upstairs gets this. probably 2000 sqft or so.
He wants me to give him a price on installing random width oak floor. he tells me the widths are 3-4-5-6 inch planks. we both agree it will cost more question is can anyone steer me to how much i should be charging here. Thanks in advance Guys
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:44 PM   #2
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what is $1.90? labor only for unfinished?Floor not included I hope, anyway laborwise 3-4-5-6 boards makes a little more time consuming to choose and install, but it also goes faster than just 3 1/4'. If it was me I would charge 15% -20% since he already agrees to pay more.

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depends on how you are going to install it..if gluing and nailing, which would be the right approach due to the size of plank, you would have to allow for $.35-.50 psf just for adhesives.

realisitcally, all said and done, at least 1.00 psf more for the job..


cutting is more difficult, knocking the boards together is more difficult, especially in the 6" planks.and glue usage..


is that price you give to finish as well? or just install?
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just installation. He has his own finishers. We use a pneumatic nailer with the staples over rosin paper.
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