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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Project: Newly constructed school with 154,000 sq. ft. Final cleanup plus stripping of manufacturerís finish from hard surface floors. I donít know yet how much square footage of floors there is. Should I just give them a flat sq. ft. price, or one for final cleaning and another for floors?


Answer

You can do it either way, but you canít fix a price for the tile work until you know how large the area is and what work they are expecting. Is it just the stripping for later finishing or do they want you to apply four or five coats before turnover?
I suspect that the floors will be the greatest part of your post-construction work, so make certain you understand the project requirements before you price anything.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com