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ICAN/ATEX: What do I charge for screening and refinishing hardwood floors?

December 19, 2013

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.

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How much do I need to charge for screening and refinishing 2000 sq. ft. of hardwood floor?

Thursday’s Answer:

One of the benefits of attending the ISSA show is the opportunity to meet other industry leaders and discuss new approaches for cleaning.

Last month, I had a great discussion with John Fairbanks, a regional manager with Bona, a wood floor care provider. John answered the question with expertise.

Keep in mind that anytime you quote a job you may need to adjust for travel, moving of furniture, machine size, and experience of your crew.
Here is John's answer.

The pricing for a retail store is going to fall in line with the pricing for a residential screen and coat. In the southeast 16 states, my territory, I see the pricing anywhere from $.85 to $1.50 a square foot depending on what products are used (H2O or OMU, Oil-Modified Urethane), how many coats are promised and other services provided (dust containment was once used as an upcharge, but now it is used to separate yourself from the competition and often times is required by the customer).

Competition has quite a bit to do with your price per square foot. If this were a gym floor and you have   ... Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corporation

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