Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: A client has a new 4,400-square-foot vinyl composit tile (VCT) floor he is having installed.
How much should I charge to strip and finish it, including materials and projected labor?
On a floor this size in Arkansas, I have seen prices starting at $.22 a square foot to deep scrub and apply 2-3 coats. This would be a standard G.C. spec.
On the other hand, the same job with small rooms and a high gloss requirement (4-5 coats of finish) often commands up to $.50 square foot. The percent of solids and quality of the finish also affects how many coats are required.
With that range in mind ... — Gary Clipperton, National Pro Clean Corporation
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