Concrete, skimming and quotation

Postby Lisa » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:38 am

I had a 5 mz skimming of concrete in my kitchen (plan is to tile over). The whole process took the contractor approx 1 hour 15 mins. At one end of the skimming, just under the kitchen unit, there was a length of built up Cement(?) powder of about 2/3 inches. Is this common practise? It was not mentioned to me by the guy who did it at the time. Also should there be some sort of seal on top the now skimmed floor, as the dust is everywhere. This job cost £130 was that reasonable.

The same guy quoted me £ 620 for labour to tile the said kitchen floor and the walls approx 12 mz. Is this reasonable?

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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:24 pm

Your contractor should have used self levelling compound, from your description and cost is sounds like he used a standard concrete mix.
If the surface of the skimming is soft then it has not been done correctly and extra work will be needed to stablise the surface.
Difficult to say if the tiling quote is reasonable - depends on the tiles, their size and how complex the walls are eg sockets, windows etc. Suggest you get someone else in to give a price. Offer cash for a fixed price - you should find it a lot cheaper.
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