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Friday, October 31, 2014

Question

I need a square foot price to scrub and apply floor finish for a new supermarket of 11,000 square feet. I need to know the recommended number of coats of 25% solid finish.


Answer

Here are two suggestions from our correspondents. They vary, so take your choice.

1) I recommend $.20-.25 per sq. ft. plus cost of floor finish (30% markup). Plan on 3 coats of finish at 25% solids. Use 5 coats for high traffic lanes, i.e. front of cashier’s stands, front area, produce area, etc.


2) On a new VCT installation, one large area ready to go, I would apply 4 coats at $.25 per sq. ft., give or take 15%.

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