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ICAN/ATEX: What should I charge to a strip and refinish a commercial floor?

October 30, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Wednesday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

What should I charge my client for a strip and refinish of a 1500 square foot commercial floor?

This location has heavy traffic, 7 days a week.

The last floor maintenance was four months ago; the floor is bad, little was left on the floor, lots of scratches and dirty.

My crew consists of myself and three others. We will work with the low speed machine, prepping the floor by sweeping, stripping, mopping, applying sealant, then applying three coats.

The five gallons of stripper cost approximately $36, floor finish approximately $71.99. I don't have the cost of the seal.

How should I bill this contract?

Wednesday’s Answer:

You need to add up the estimated product costs and then figure in the labor needed for the project.

Figure your overhead expenses that apply to this job. Add also the profit, above your personal labor return.

If you estimate accurately, you will see a reasonable return on the investment of your time and expertise.

Personally, I would  ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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