Many people who are looking to reduce their spending when replacing carpeting in their offices or commercial spaces focus on the cost. The carpet’s cost is an important factor in overall cost. However, labour costs associated with installation can make the total cost almost as expensive as the carpet. Here are six components that add up to the cost of replacing commercial carpet.
1) Cost of material
The most difficult part is to determine the cost for the carpet or tiles that you choose. It’s the cost per square yard. While larger quantities might get you a price cut, it’s usually not for large jobs like recarpeting whole buildings or entire hotels. Commercial carpet’s price range can be huge. Entry-level carpets are available in $10-$18 per square yard, while higher-end products may cost $45-$50 per square yards. It is possible for pricing to vary on the same product depending on what format it is sold in. In many cases, the price of a product may be different for carpet tile or broadloom goods.
2) Floor preparation – Materials
Floor prep is a key component of any flooring job. New construction or concrete slabs that have been poured need less preparation than retrofits. But all slabs should be prepared before any new floors can be installed. This preparation usually involves the removal, disposal and disposal of old flooring and any adhesives. It can also be complicated if the flooring is old. Asbestos-containing floor coverings in older buildings should be tested.
3) Floor preparation – Labour
Floor prep does not include the flooring materials, but everything needed to prepare your space for new carpet. This includes tasks like:
- If it isn’t done by the owner, or by specialized movers.
- Removal and disposal of flooring
- The subfloor can be removed by scraping the adhesive, grinding, and sanding. Shot blasting or other mechanical abrasions.
- Clean and sweep the floor in order to make a clean work surface
- apply a skim coating on the subfloor to patch it and level it
4) Installation – Materials
The adhesives used to secure your new carpet in place are the largest material expense. Not all carpet glue is created equal. This is because it can be difficult to find the right glue for your job. Most carpet makers will only guarantee their products so long as they were connected with the manufacturer-recommended adhesives, and that adhesive cost should be factored-in when choosing a carpet material. For a specific job, other adhesives might be required.
5) Installation – Labour
This cost includes the actual labour needed to install your carpet. It usually is linked to how long it takes to do the job. While the job’s size is a factor, so too are the difficulties and type of custom logo rug being used. The cost of a room with multiple projections or walls will be higher than if it is unfurnished and has straight walls.
6) Moisture mitigation
The industry’s biggest problem is moisture. Moisture-related flooring issues have become more prevalent. Many commercial flooring experts now include a minimum moisture mitigation solution to their quotes, at most for projects below ground.