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Costs: flooring

Davis Langdon provides indicative contract rates for various floor finishings, applicable to a competitively tendered medium-size project in the outer London area in November 2004.

The rates represent supplied and fixed costs for plain areas of flooring in the 100-500 m 2 range. Rates exclude screeds, skirtings, dividing strips and the like IN SITU AND HEAVY-DUTY FLOORS Basic screeds Laid thickness Supply & fix (mm) ú/m 2l Cement and sand (1:3-1:4) bed 50 8-10 with floated finish 65 11-14 75 17-20 l Fine concrete (1:4-1:5) bed 70 14-16 with trowelled finish 90 16-19 l Proprietary quick-drying screed, 75 20-24 semi-dry cementitious l Proprietary extra-rapid drying 30 26-30 and hardening screed l Pumpable screed, anhydrite 75 18-22 or hemihydrite Add to any of the above for reinforcement mesh 3 - 4 Aggregates for screeds l Granolithic (1:2:5), towelled finish - Monolithic 25 18 - 22 - Laid separately 50 24 - 27 l Terrazzo, white Sicilian marble aggregate 16 55 - 85 Industrial toppings l Mastic asphalt, BS 6925, with isolating membrane - Type F1076, black 15-20 15 - 18 - Type F1451, red 15-20 18 - 20 l Epoxy resin, medium duty, flow applied/ 2-3 40 - 60 self-smoothing, non-slip granular dressing Treatments l Floor sealer 6 - 8 l Floor-levelling compounds - Latex screed 3-5 3 - 5

RESILIENT FLOORING Underlay l Plywood 9-12 Carpet tiles l Fibre bonded - 80 per cent polypropylene, 20 per cent nylon 15-18 l Loop pile - 100 per cent nylon 19-24 - 100 per cent Antron 25-30 l Fusion bonded cut pile - 100 per cent Antron 32-37 Carpet l 70 per cent polypropylene, 30 per cent nylon, fibre-bonded 12-16 l 100 per cent polypropylene, tufted 21-26 l 80 per cent wool, 20 per cent nylon, cut and loop pile - Medium duty 23-28 - Heavy duty 45-55 - derlay 6-8 Cork tiles l 300 x 300mm 3.2 28-33 Linoleum l Sheet or tiles, plain or marbled, seam-welded 2.5-3.2 23-26 Rubber l Tiles, studded, 500 x 500mm 2.5 -4.0 32 -40 l Sheeting 2.5 Plastic l Semi-flexible PVC tiles (BS EN 654) 2-2.5 10-13 l Homogenous PVC tiles or sheet (BS EN 649) - Domestic heavy 1.5 9 -11 l Commercial - General 1.5 9 -11 - avy 2 12-15 - Very heavy 2 14 -17 l Light industrial - derate 1.5 10-12 - neral 2 12-14 - Heavy 2 - 2.5 14-18 l Safety/slip-resistant sheet 2 25-30 - With polyurethane finish 2 26-32 - With quartz crystals 2.5 28-35 l Anti-static vinyl flooring 2 28-35 Entrance mats ú each l 1,800 x 1,800 mill finish aluminium matwell, 6mm angle 75-90 l 1,800 x 1,800 synthetic rubber matting with 17 750-800 nylon-fi bre inserts

HARD FLOORING Wood block l Hardwood, tongued and grooved 25 45-65 Wood strip l Pre-finished hardwood, tongued and grooved - Beech or oak 22 65-80 Mosaic l Glazed tiles 50 x 50mm 5.5 70-85 Ceramic tiles l BS fully vitrified - 100 x 100mm 9 45-50 - 150 x 150mm 12 42-47 l Designer tiles - many designs and 7 48-68 patterns available, typical 200 x 200mm l Unglazed slip-resistant 7-10 65-75 Quarry tiles l 150 x 150 mm - d 12.5 28-32 - wn 12.5 30-34 - i-slip 12.5 50-55 Stone tiles l Terrazzo tiles 27-28 35-45 l Riven Welsh slate tiles, 250 x 250mm 12-15 45-50 l Limestone tiles, 600 x 600mm 20 90-115

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