Purchased tile for bathroom. Doing all the old floor removal and sink, toilet myself.
There are a lot of variable to consider, so giving an answer is challenging. What are you tiling over? What is the subfloor like? Will you be using diamond lathe and mortar for the base or DITRA (my preference by far)? Will you be using KERDI to waterproof the shower area (if a customer says no, then I turn down the job)? And so on.
I charge $3.00 sf installation depending on the size of the job. In your case I would charge a flat rate for the job.
Very small area of 80sf is just not worth doing by piecework. For your job it looks like all the contractor has to do is the install, you have done the rest of the prep work.
In my profession I would charge you a flat rate of $500.00 for the job that's if you supply the material.
Hope this helps.
Thanks everyone, for your advice and skilled trade time.
This question is getting to be so typical in the renovation industry these days. As a long time contractor, this is the first question I almost always get from tire-kicking home owners. Jobs as small as this, I would like to see before I give a quote:
1. As others have said, what is the substrate composed of? 2. Will the structure support ceramic tile?
3. Is this an opened area or are there closets to be tiled? 4. Do you want a price for mesh or ditra?
5. How big are the tile and what is the planned pattern? 6. Where do you live (travel time)? 7. What floor of the house is the job on and is the floor close to a door(set up of saw)?
Questions that should be asked by the homeowner rarely get asked. For example, they should be asking: What is the contractors experience working with tile? Can I get references or see some of the jobs you have done? What is the best way to install ceramic? etc. I know price is important, but it is more important to make sure the person you hire doing the job knows what they are doing.. I think as a responsible contractor, you are doing a dis-service to the industry if you are just quoting on square foot alone because it encourages homeowners to price shop and consider no other criteria for selecting a good contractor.
Some of the prices quoted in this post are more reasonable. i have had contractors quoting more that what doctors and lawyers charge per hour. This is simply ridiculous.
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