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Old 01-24-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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Tile Allowances

How does everyone set up allowances for tile work? I would give them say $4 sqft for material and $7sqft amount for labor. I would then send them to a supplier to select. They're most likely to select over the allowance with a tile,pattern and design that blows up the labor price as well. My question is how involved do you get here? Do you just give them floor sqft and wall sqft numbers and send them to a salesman to iron out the details or do you do a sketch up of the area with a pattern you priced that includes perimeter and bullnose for border tiles? For the sake of giving someone a realist budget what do you cover? Is it a waste to get involved at all since 9 of 10 clients are going to blow the budget no matter where you start?
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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Re: Tile Allowances

I stop doing giving them sqft pricing and give a lump sump amount per room or what ever HO don't get sqft pricing.

So i say 1000 shower walls, 800 bathroom floors etc. and labor is seperate



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During design phase, I offer patterns and have the HO choose one (if they don't already have their own). At that point, I give them an allowance for tile. If they change the pattern at a later time.....change order....but they were aware of this from the beginning.
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Lump sum is the way to go.try Hometech.com for prices. Its free for 15 days
and you may be surprised at what you have been missing financially.
(if the customer asks you what your price is per square foot-some do,
just tell them its based on the type of tile and the patterns).Nickel and dime customers are the ones that ask these questions anyway.
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what does home automation and wiring have to do with pricing tile jobs?
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Sorry-hometech cost estimater


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