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Hardwood Floor Cleaning Prices?

Nov 10, 2010
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Just curious...I was recently asked to clean hard wood floors for a customer...the floors were in good condition and not too dirty. I know there are many variables in the pricing but what is the going rate on cleaning hard wood floors?
 

Nutstyle

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I dont do it but in the master pricelist it mentions $1 - $2 for clean and sealing depending on the sealer used. What is your process and products you will use? Estimate materials cost and your profit wanted and there you go.
 

Richard Baldwin

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Ive been charging the "full" carpet cleaning rate with no discounts. (.40/ft) to clean with red pad rotary, rinse, dry and apply 2 coats of Bridgepoint floor finish. No complaints yet!

I havent been able to understand how you can get $2 a sq ft for cleaning hardwood with no protectant/sealant when brand new hardwood flooring goes for $1.58 sq ft.
 

racebum

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1.58? what is it and where? that's cheap for a pre finished solid wood. 3/4" oak may start around 2.89sq and odd lots might get cheap. same with second quality. the nice stuff like maple, hickory and the exotics normally start at $3.50 and go up from there.

do agree with not understanding how you could get $2 a sq to clean. places will come in, sand your floors down and refinish for that.
 

JStafford

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$1 a square to start.

BTW refinishing, at least here, starts @ $4 a square if you want someone that will do a decent job....sure you can find cheaper but you get what you pay for.
 

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I use the lamanator plus system for floors that need just a quick scrub and shine at .75.
For a deeper scrub and recoat using bridgepoint's stuff I get about 1 to 1.25.
 

racebum

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$1 a square to start.

BTW refinishing, at least here, starts @ $4 a square if you want someone that will do a decent job....sure you can find cheaper but you get what you pay for.

a good guy can strip and refinish 1000sqft in a short work week. at $4 a sq and around 25-30hrs that's north of $100/hr after all products are bought and multiple coats have been put down.

if someone you know is considering paying this, all i can say is they should make better connections.
 

Scott W

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Mid-range prices for "Clean and Recoat" are from $1 - $2 per sq. ft. around different parts of the country. Cleaning alone is 50 to 75 cents.

Like carpet cleaning and all other services, there are many both higher and lower than this middle range.

Usually includes furniture removal, dust mop or vacuum, cleaning with red pad, rinse and either 1 or 2 coats of refinish.

Earlier this month I finished shooting a training video for wood floors and laminates. The new video will be ready around the end of the year and sell for $20. If anyone wants some of the remaining copies of the older version, I will send them out FREE. Just provide me your mailing address.

What You need for wood floor cleaning and recoating
 

TCS

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Cleaning only $.50/sq ft. Clean with shine $.75. Scrub & re-coat $1.50. Sand and re-finish in my area also goes for around $4.00/sq ft.

Richard - i used to think the same thing but when you factor in the price of removing the furniture and trim, removing old floor, fixing sub-floor and installing new floor/trim your realistically at 3 times the cost of the wood itself. And thats with wood @ $1.50/sq. A descent pre-finished is gonna start @ $3/sq and go up to $8.sq easily. Ive seen your hardwood work posted on here and i think you are cutting yourself short @ $.40.