Costs of install only, help
Generally, I am not a fan of the "cost of this or that" on these forums because they are always variable.
But, in this case, my tile guy is asking me to.
I had 2 small baths, new construction (so no demo) done. Before the beginning, he gave me a price and said, they are small when I was surprised how low it was.
Then, before he started, he raised the price... With the full scope, and after all the walls were in, the price went up about 30%.
Now, at the end of the project, he keeps saying I got a really good deal, etc, and is hinting he should get a big tip (I hadn't planned on tipping). And, he really wanted another point of reference for the cost to do this work and had hoped I would have gotten multiple bids (I didn't. He is our neighbor, and I knew his work, and his price was good).
So, I need help on the "tip" part of it.
2 bathrooms. in floor heat, tile on floor, not complicated (6x24 and 12x24 tiles, running bond). Bathroom sizes were 5x8 for each.
In one bathroom he did a mud pan shower, tiled.
The other bathroom he did tiled shower surround over a tub (installed by the plumbers).
I am asking for ideas on Labor only, as I paid for all materials myself (tile, backerboard, grout, saw blades, caulk, etc).
BillV and Mongoct, help me out? Do you receive tips? How would you price this job for labor only as a point of reference for me.