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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Average rates

June 12, 2012

Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the going rate to strip, seal, and refinish hard surface floors with the contractor furnishing the materials?

The answer:

There is no one magic number that applies to every job. However, on average, prices run from $.20 to $.60 per sq. ft. or more, depending on the difficulty due to access problems, excessive coatings, uneven floor tiles, baseboard slobber, edge build-up, and any number of other things that affect the time and material spent to do the job right. To get an accurate estimate of the time and cost, do what the contractor does.
1) Measure the square footage of the floors involved. Length times width equals square footage.
2) Determine the times for the ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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