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Friday, October 24, 2014

Question

How much should I charge to strip and refinish about 800 square feet of hair salon vinyl tile floor?


Answer

Answer #1:
On a job this small you could probably get 40 cents a square foot assuming there is considerable furniture to move.

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Answer #2:
Youíre looking at a tricky job in that hair is everywhere and can easily end up on your finished floor. The complete removal of all hair is imperative and that will take more time than prepping an ordinary floor job. Figure on a vacuuming followed by a run through with a microfiber pad to clear all hair from the floor. Donít forget that any on the furniture and fixtures may end upon in your finish, as well.
Also, look closely at the present finish to find excessive buildup or sloppy application to baseboards and edges that may make the strip more time-consuming.
With all this in mind, the above suggested price is not extreme at all. You may want to charge more.

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