Day rate or price per square metre

Preparing the laminate board around a door to slide under with covered expansion gap Preparing the laminate board around a door to slide under with covered expansion gap

Had a chat with one of my suppliers about pricing for jobs, basically they asked if I would I like to offer a price per square metre to install laminate flooring. 

he answer is a definite NO, reasons are many.  Firstly, I realised many years ago that booking more than one floor fitting per day does not work smoothly.  Laminate floor fitters who over-book either rush jobs or arrive late, I won't rush a job, if a door needs trimming or the room is complicated NJRflooring will always take the time needed to find the best solution.  Also, a price per square metre is total unrealistic for small complicated jobs such as a hallway passage full of door frames.  The price per square metre laminate installer will either refuse a complicated job or rush cut around the doors, fill will sealant before packing up and heading for the next hallway.  The logic of the square metre pricing policy is that X metres per day need to be fitted to cover costs etc. so don't quote for small complicated projects.  Large square rooms are the quickest to lay laminate flooring in.

I've seen laminate floors installed on a price per square metre cost basis, often the laminate fitter has to compromise detail in order to complete the installation within time / budget, especially if the fitter is managed by a store who demand that so many jobs are completed each week.  If you hire NJRFlooring to install a laminate floor the quote will be honoured, with 15 years experience quotes are accurate and if I miss some detail within the project, its my error and problem to fix,  The original estimate will not be changed and the day of fitting will belong to you.

So how does a day rate for laminate fitting differ from a price per square meter?

 Main difference is that you know I'll be arriving on the day at the agreed time and not rushing off to another job.  The day rate does have some flexibility, a simple square bedroom with no furniture or carpet to lift is a short day for a laminate floor fitter so I'll quote for a short day, there is always admin or quotations to complete.  A  Lounge with two doors is a standard day whilst the lounge with three doors, a bay window plus a small hallway is definitely a long day or standard day + short day.  My approach to a laminate floor install is that its the only job I'll do this day so it will be completed to the best of my ability.

If you want a price square metre for laminate floor fitting call another fitter.  However, if you prefer to have the floor installed on the booked day with total focus on the project details :

call : 07542 019834

3 Harwood Close
Washington NE38 9EX

mobile: 07542 019834


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