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Labor saved with prefinished floor?

Posted by alanetall (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 27, 11 at 11:00

My contractor gave me quote of $2,100 to purchase and install 300 sf of red oak in my kitchen remodel, finishing it to match an adjacent floor. Once demo started, he suggested going with a different color prefinished floor so I wouldn't have to refinish the whole house. Said the wood would be more expensive, but labor would be much less. I asked him to break down the floor budget for me before I shopped, but he never did. So I bought prefinished--paid for it myself--but I don't now know what labor should be (how much of that $2,100 I should expect to pay him). Any thoughts? I live in NE Illinois, just south of WI.


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RE: Labor saved with prefinished floor?

How wide are the planks? In Central PA a good installer charges between 2 and 2.5 for install..Wider boards pay less.

RE: Labor saved with prefinished floor?

You'd pay us $900.00, possibly more depending on what all needs to be done. Baseboard removal - replacement, shoe molding, subfloor issues, glue down?.....

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