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Cost to Install a Mortar Bed

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Install a Mortar Bedzip code   square feet 
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Mortar Bed Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade mortar bed. Quantity includes typical installation waste, fabrication overage, material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
107 square feet$750.45$1,011.99
Mortar Bed Labor
Direct labor expenses to install mortar bed.
8.4 hours$433.46$452.31
Mortar Bed Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install mortar bed including: fabrication and polishing disposables, manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
100 square feet$120.63$130.63
Mortar Bed Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 5+ cuft heavy duty mortar box with mortar hoe.

Totals - Cost to Install Mortar Bed
100 square feet$1,315.79$1,611.43
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Install a Mortar Bed - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Install a Mortar Bed averages $13.16 - $16.11 per square foot in 2014. This Mortar Bed Installation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Mortar Bed Installation project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

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Mortar Bed Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $13.16 - $16.11 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Mortar Bed Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install a Mortar Bed - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Install a Mortar Bed - References

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