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Old 10-15-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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Labor estimate for diagonal lay

Anyone have reliable figures for how much more time it takes to install tile on a diagonal as compared to straight lay?
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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No.

It depends entirely on how many cuts. Every row ('cept 1/2 tiles) has four cuts instead of two, and takes a wee bit more thought to measure if your not used to it.

So if your talking about a small space it may double or more the time, if your talking about big a open room it will have less of an effect on time percentage wise.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
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I charge more, but it seems like its not worth it on the cut up ones....closets cabinets and CUTS
but such is life
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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It takes around 30% longer on average for us to do a diagonal pattern. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:57 PM   #5
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I think i'm right around the same as Chris 30% to 40% more time spent I charge around $1.50 sq ft. more (hum) I just figured out why it seems like I don't make ass much per hour doing diagonal lay. Better review my basic math!!!!
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:47 AM   #6
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Smile Diagonal Lay Estimate.

Thanks all. Koihitos response makes me wonder if the 30 to 40% works for
small jobs(say bathrooms under 100 sq.ft.) or larger jobs (for me that is usually like a 200 sq.ft. kitchen. Don, have you refigured your $1.50
upcharge yet ? In St. Louis, I've been using anywhere from $11/sqft to
$24/sqft depending on complexity. That's for installing the underlayment &
preping the floor, laying an isolation/waterproofing membrane as needed &
installing & grouting the tile. To put things in perspective, my labor rate is
usually $50/hr and licensed trades(plumbers, electricians, HVAC) are typically
$90 to $100/hr. Those numbers have been working pretty well for me in most cases, but when someone wants me to give a cost both ways for comparison(straight vs. diagonal), I usually wing it. Not very professional I
know -- that's why I'm here. Thanks again everyone.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:59 AM   #7
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Dang, I can supply Kerdi or CBU, thinset, grout, sealer and labor for all starting at $5.75 a foot, and I'm not the cheap one in town. I also charge $50 an hour for hourly stuff. At $11 a foot I'd be working real short relaxing days or rolling in serious dough!
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:30 PM   #8
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Dang! 11-24 bucks a foot in SAint Louis??? I was born and raised an hour and a half north of there and we made 2.50 a foot to lay tile.....
Anyway here I only charge .50-.75 cents a foot more for diagonal....that is for retailers though
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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Jason,

You are cutting your self short!
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