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David Balderston

09:11PM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 10/17/03
7 lifetime posts
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This is a question for you pros out there. I have an opportunity to bid on a job to tile kitchen floors at a 275 unit apartment complex provided the price per unit is cheap enough. The existing flooring is full glued vinyl ( non cushioned ) over plywood subflooring. I spoke with someone @ Home Depot and was told that 1/4" hardiboard laid in mortar bed and screwed to subfloor would be sufficient without removing the vinyl flooring. Here are my questions.
1. What type of prep needs to be done to the vinyl prior to applying mortar?
2. What is proper treatment of seams created between sheets of hardiboard?
3. What can I expect to be able to charge per square foot for labor in this situation for say 20 units and for entire complex?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Floorcraft

02:10PM | 10/18/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Labor rates vary for each state, so I have no clue there, but you probaly may need to get a floor stripper so the mortar has something to adhere to. If your screwing it, it may be enough to do nothing.

carpetman

05:40PM | 10/18/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
(1)nothing to the vinyl,just use an acrylic adhesive as well as screws to hold down the 1/4" board....(2) use can use drywall tape,but some brands of backerboard don't require it....(3)labor rates in this area (reno nv.) are $4/6 to install the tile ,$1.50 to install the backer board.plus an additional charge to move appliances,remove and install wall base,come back and seal the grout.. and of course the cost of materials... good luck
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