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  1. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Reading a post just now it was stated that a good tiler could be fully booked up 6 months in advanced.
    Obviously thats great but what I was wondering is how much work would you be getting through to be booked up that long Like what m2 of tiles would you be fitting on average in a day ?

    I'm booking work for September now and on what I call a straight lay job I'd be expecting to prep and fit about 50m2 over two days and is priced per m2. Design work like border motifs and patterns is always estimated and done on a day rate.

    Tell me ?
     
  2. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    The title needs to be able to distinguish threads that may have appeared previously with the same wording.
    Thus ' vinyl floors ' could be ' vinyl floors prepared and 50 mts laid in 2 days' giving the reader more detail in the tags.
    It also allows those of us who have no interest in that subject to completely ignore it!;)
    But as usual I may be mistaken and we shall wait for @Dan@Dan to tell us.
     
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  3. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member Top Contributor NOT a Tiler

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    We have that many threads that repetition is becoming problematic. And longer titles attract more replies.

    So I'll change your thread title this once but then will just delete the thread if you use pointless ones in the future.

    Have better things to be doing.
     
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  4. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    sorry,
    I do not think much to those who say, booked for six months.
    6 months ..... then next week, I'm home ....
    or they have to do a job, "between" six months?


    Or, booked for 6 months and in total work for three months.
    They seem to just bar talk. (Here it is said so).
    I, the sums, I do it at the end of the year.
    ps. I do not remember where I should go to work tomorrow. :)
     
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  5. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Just to clarify for members reading this in months to come - the OP is a floorlayer of vinyl etc... So 50 mts in 2 days is appropriate for someone on 50p per metre!
    I jest.
     
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  6. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    That's a bit below the belt john..!














    I would say at least 60p per meter..:)
     
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  7. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    How do you get private customers to wait 6 months just for tiling..?
    I struggle to get them to wait 6 weeks!!

    It's all bar talk...;)
     
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  8. Kyle Knowles

    Kyle Knowles Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Widnes
    That floor laying is a breeze in comparison to a ridge porcelain or similar all u have to do is slap em down its like tiling for kids :D
     
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  9. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    ramsey, essex
    its me that waits 6 months for the job to be ready
     
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  10. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Booked up for 6 months is dependant on circumstances I think in the domestic market it is ny on impossible to be solidly booked that far in front, but the commercial world it's a lot more possible, either way I wouldn't want to be booked that in front constantly, some of the best jobs I get are at a week or months notice, it leav3s the option to pick and choose more, I have stuff booked in for in 8 months time, and have a sh3d load to fit in for the next few months but always find time to get othe4 stuff in that if I want it, as for how many square meters a day, how long is a price of string, 700x 700 recitfied in a massive area laying mostly full tiles and no grinder cuts on a perfectly flat floor lots lol small bathroom full on boxing's windows pigeon holes trims pipes and bad walls, sod all lol hope that helps
     
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  11. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Fitter of karndean/Amtico only No ect..

    As for £per m2 A gentleman never tells

    Plus I don't want to upset anyone (anymore)
     
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  12. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Leeds
    I have a couple of weeks free in June and then that's it until August. Six shower rooms and kitchens to do after that but spread out over a few weeks.

    Metres per day, well that's been debated side TJ fixed his first Victorian path, back in Victorian times, but it really varies job to job. As for vinyl fitting, a friend of mine, who is a vinyl fitter, and I did a downstairs area of 55m and I earnt a figure I could only dream of fixing tiles. Was hard work and lots of cuts, and I'm sure vinyl fitters knees and backs give up much earlier as well, as we tilers at least get chance to stand when we do walls.
     
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  13. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    @Spacey@Spacey do you only do domestic work?
     
  14. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Mainly
    Most of what I do is bespoke desing work not run of the mill plain floors
    I can get get very carried away
     
  15. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    No set standard rates then really for that type of work, each job priced on its merits I presume?

    Did you ever bother with commercial work with larger areas?
     
  16. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Think I mentioned in another thread I use to also install sports floors which are massive
    I've worked on all kinds of projects all over the country literally anything you can think of tbo
     
  17. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Don't you miss carpet tiles and large open spaces then ;)
     
  18. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

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    Newcastle
     
  19. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Done my fare sare tbo But I've always been a vinly fitter predominantly
     
  20. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Nothing like a bit of 3.2mm Altro turned up the walls in corridors in the winter ehh;)
     
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  21. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

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    LOL You know to much
     
  22. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Yeah I've been that soldier and some times still am lol. Still fit a right few hundred metres of Amtico every month though, all commercial.
     
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  23. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Shops?
     
  24. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  25. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Sports direct ?
     
  26. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    No mate, I won't get into it too much in public, supermarkets and airports etc.
     
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  27. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    M&S

    Costa Coffee
     
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  28. NZ_Tiler

    NZ_Tiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    That said, new builds may not be ready...
     
  29. MissTiler

    MissTiler TTA Tile Fixer of the year winner 2017 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Norf London
    Average? No such thing lol.
     
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  30. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester

    Just on about tiling for private, domestic customers........not commercial work or new builds.
     
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  31. Kevin mackay

    Kevin mackay Active Member

    Location:
    Inverness
    When we do car showrooms and warehouse floors i personally can lay up to 60 meters per day. Anyone else going to the TTA awards in couple of weeks? Or up for awards?
     
  32. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Isle of Wight
    @MissTiler@MissTiler and @andy tiler@andy tiler both up for awards
     
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  33. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    didn't know there was a quickest fixer award though ;)
     
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  34. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member Top Contributor NOT a Tiler

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    Your Willie sounds huge mate I get you struggle to get up kerbs with that between your legs eh?! Lol

    I find it's always better when somebody blows your trumpet for you, like customers and suppliers etc

    We'll see what happens at TTA Awards as to whether they think you're as good as you do. ;)
     
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  35. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    @Kevin mackay@Kevin mackay ..... Welcome to the forum. Why not introduce yourself properly in the new members section, tell us a bit about yourself, your business, experience in the trade.

    From what I understand, you tend to work with other tiler(s) which of course will always speed up your work/ m2 rate!
     
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