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Old 02-23-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Ive got a 160 sq ft bathroom that I installed for a floor company and was wondering if marble thresholds are normally included in the sq ft charge. They did provide the 2 marble thresholds but I felt I should get a little extra for installing them. Also there is 50 ft of sanitary base and I dont know what a fair price is for that so Im hoping someone can give me some advice. Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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So, be "nice" and charge 24-50$ for cutting and installing the threshold and a buck a foot for the base....
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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As a sub, I get 10-15 bucks for each threshold.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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But do subcontractors typically charge extra for the thresholds?
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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I have never charged more for installing a marble threshold. I think they're ugly though so i usually push people toward a piece of schulter edging.

On the base I get 1.50 per foot.

that is for a floor store.
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I always recommend a marble thrershold for a bathroom entry area.....cours, I learned the trade in Virginia where we always used them. Here in Texas, you have to prod the HO to intall them. Home builders generally tell you to just "butt the tile to the carpet." Stupid, I think. The threshold helps to hold any water ptoblem in the bathroom. Just cheap, I guess.....
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #7
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Laz, I laid about 75,000 feet of tile in virginia and i think only one bathroom did i put a marble threshold in.

In theory the threshold would keep water in, if the bathroom were waterproofed with ditra and kerdiband up the walls. Otherwise, the water is going to ooze out under the baseboard before it gets out.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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If you think they will pay it, charge what you think it's worth. I think marble thresholds are ... Pointless
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Another plus for the threshold, it creates a smaller gap under the door when closed. Nice to have for a little more privacy, and allows height for the door to swing across any rugs. Just sayin'.
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I think I have put one marble threshold in, in 20 years.
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I keep marble thresholds in stock and use them often.

The Botticino brown comes from Baltimore, the Ultra bright white from New Orleans and the Carrera from Philly.
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I thought sanitary base went in prior to the floor tile.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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I thought sanitary base went in prior to the floor tile.
Yeah if you are going to do it the hard way!
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #14
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Another plus for the threshold, it creates a smaller gap under the door when closed.
Not in my houses, Brad. You do that and your HVAC contractor is not gonna be your friend.
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I thought sanitary base went in prior to the floor tile.
there are 2 types of sanitary cove. A-3401 and a S-3419T
the T is for top mount.
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