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Old 02-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Tile Installation

Howdy Guys,

I have been "lurking" here fow awhile now. I have decided to pull the trigger on porcelain tile for my garage, the floor space is approximately 400sf. The installer who I am familiar with (did some wood flooring for me), is quoting me $2.50 per square foot labor costs to install. Material-wise, the cost quote was $668 (the tile I chose was 99 cents per square foot).

I am curious if the labor cost is about average, low, or high?

On another note: Does anybody have an installer in the Houston area that they can recommend?

Thanks Much,

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Howdy Guys,

I have been "lurking" here fow awhile now. I have decided to pull the trigger on porcelain tile for my garage, the floor space is approximately 400sf. The installer who I am familiar with (did some wood flooring for me), is quoting me $2.50 per square foot labor costs to install. Material-wise, the cost quote was $668 (the tile I chose was 99 cents per square foot).

I am curious if the labor cost is about average, low, or high?

On another note: Does anybody have an installer in the Houston area that they can recommend?

Thanks Much,

G
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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I have been considering tile for my garage and am in Houston. I have not received a quote for my garage, but based on a quote I got for my kitchen, 2.50 a ft for labor sounds pretty good.

I am curious about what tile you decided to go with, if you care to share it. I have been looking locally and have not found anything at that price point that I would be happy with. Maybe I am just picky.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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Off the top $2.50 sounds good.
What size tile?
Wide open space?
Any prep work, cleaning, grinding, leveling?
What install method and products?
Bootleg job, or legit company with a guarntee?

Those are some of the variables to justify the cost.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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I have been considering tile for my garage and am in Houston. I have not received a quote for my garage, but based on a quote I got for my kitchen, 2.50 a ft for labor sounds pretty good.

I am curious about what tile you decided to go with, if you care to share it. I have been looking locally and have not found anything at that price point that I would be happy with. Maybe I am just picky.

Steve
Hi Steve,

Have you looked at floordecor? I walked into their north I-45 location and browsed what they had on hand.

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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Off the top $2.50 sounds good.
What size tile?
Wide open space?
Any prep work, cleaning, grinding, leveling?
What install method and products?
Bootleg job, or legit company with a guarntee?

Those are some of the variables to justify the cost.
The tile size is 12"x12". I don't think there will be much prep work, but then again I am not qualified to fully assess the prep work. Not sure what you are asking when you say install method.

Thanks,

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #7
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Why not do it yourself?? Garage would require very simple cuts and you could easily be done in a weekend with time to spare. Save $1k but thats just me.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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Why not do it yourself?? Garage would require very simple cuts and you could easily be done in a weekend with time to spare. Save $1k but thats just me.
Would love to. Time isn't a luxury I can spare right now...
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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Here, 2.50 would be a real good price, especially for a small project like a garage.
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