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     Everyone wants to know how much Acid Stained Floors or a Concrete Overlay costs.  This most often comes up on a phone conversation.  Without seeing the area, this is really like asking "How long is a piece of string?"  There are a range of prices depending on several factors.  Payment Terms are covered at the bottom of the page.  Before listing prices, take a look at some other flooring costs.  Almost all available flooring material is listed/priced by the Square Foot (Sq Ft):

 

Carpet - This option runs around $3.00 ~ $6.00 Sq Ft.  Things affecting the final price are Installation cost, Carpet and Padding quality.

 

Tile - This option runs around $4.00 ~ $12.00 Sq Ft.   Things affecting the final price are Installation cost, Tile quality, Type of material and Size of tile, Grout options/sealers and Inlays.

 

Laminate Wood - This option runs around $6.00 ~ $10.00 Sq Ft.   Things affecting the final price are Installation cost and method, quality, Type laminate (floating or ridged).

 

Real Wood - This option runs around $10.00 and up Sq Ft.   Things affecting the final price are Installation cost and method, quality, Type of wood, Stain choice, sealer choice

 

 

     Stained By Design Budgetary prices are shown below.  These are "Ballpark" figures meant to give you a starting point for planning.  The final price will be determined by Total Sq Ft, Style, Pattern, Thickness, Surface Preparation and choice of Sealer.  These prices can fluctuate up for additional preparation or down because of available discounts:

 

Acid Stained Concrete - $2.50 Sq Ft (Exterior) and $3.50 Sq Ft (Interior).  Things affecting the final price are Scoring Pattern (typical $0.25 per sq ft), Total Sq Ft, Two-Tone or Checker Board color scheme, additional Surface Preparation, type of Sealer.  A double layer of Corrugated Cardboard for protection is $0.40 per Sq Ft - for Interior work.  A refresher Sealer Finish at the end of new construction jobs is included on the estimate.

 

Fix a DIY Stain Job - $4.50 and up.  Things affecting the final price are what needs to be fixed, if the floor was sealed, and mechanical equipment or strippers need to restore the floor. 

 

Colored Epoxy - $ 3.00 Sq Ft.  Things affecting the final price are Total Sq Ft and additional Surface Preparation.

 

Spray Texture - $ 3.75 Sq Ft.  Plus an additional $300.00 per 1,000 Sq Ft of Pattern Stencil. 

Things affecting the final price are Total Sq Ft and additional Surface Preparation.  Note:  A Knock-Down finish may be Sprayed or Troweled.

 

Textured Flagstone - $ 4.00 Sq Ft.  Things affecting the final price are Total Sq Ft and additional Surface Preparation. 

 

Faux Slate  - $ 4.50 Sq Ft.  Things affecting the final price are Total Sq Ft, Pattern layout and additional Surface Preparation. 

 

Micro-Finish Acid Stain - $ 5.50 Sq Ft.  Things affecting the final price are Total Sq Ft, Pattern layout, number of colors and additional Surface Preparation.

 

Custom Tile Designs  - $ 6.00 Sq Ft.  Things affecting the final price are Total Sq Ft, Pattern layout, number of colors or Layers and additional Surface Preparation. 

 

Thin Stamped Overlay  - $ 7.00 Sq Ft.  Things affecting the final price are Total Sq Ft, Pattern layout, number of colors or staining method and additional Surface Preparation. 

 

Custom Samples - Custom Samples for Acid Staining or Overlays are $250.00 and payable before the sample work begins.  When you decide to have Stained By Design do your project, the $250.00 Sample charge is applied as a credit to the Invoice.

 

 

Sealer Options:

 

CSS Sealer - Included in Basic Price.  This is a concentrated, clear, methyl-methacrylate based sealer.

 

AUS-G - $0.50 Sq Ft.  This is a 50% solid, clear single component urethane sealer.

 

Clear Epoxy - $1.50 Sq Ft.  This is a 100% solid, 100% epoxy product.  It is not thinned or mixed with either water or solvent.  It is VOC free and dries crystal clear.

 

Water Based Sealer - Included in Basic Price.  This option is for people or situations that require a VOC-Free sealer option but don't want the expense of the Clear Epoxy sealer.

 

 

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are found in everything from paints and coatings to underarm deodorant, car exhaust and cleaning fluids.  They are a concern of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state air quality boards all over the United States.  VOCs have been found to be a contributing factor to ozone, a common air pollutant.  You can find more information on VOCs and even how to build a compost heap or backyard habitat at the link below:

 

http://www.deq.state.la.us/misc/topics.stm

 

 

Payment Terms:  The Typical Payment Terms are 50% at contract signing and 50% at job completion.  Payment may be via check or money order.  The 50% deposit is required to ensure Stained By Design minimizes any potential loss.  The following example illustrates this point:

 

     Stained By Design was contacted by Lorenz Leblanc of Stonehenge Builders to do an Acid Stained Overlay on a house in the 2005 AHBA Parade of Homes.  The work was completed and was the talk of the exhibit.  A deposit was not given because Lorenz Leblanc was allegedly waiting on draws from customer accounts to pay sub-contractors. 

 

Lorenz Leblanc never paid for the work and Stonehenge Builders went into default on five homes.  Stonehenge Builders has filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy which leaves Stained By Design with a $ 2,750.45 unrecoverable loss.

 

 

 

 

 

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