The cost for DustRam® dust free tile removal varies based on if the company is a certified DustRam® Contractor that uses the patented DustRam® System. If they are, then they will typically charge between $3.00 and $6.50 for most types of tile but keep in mind that these are highly experienced, well trained and certified dust free contractors who were trained by the company that introduced this process to the world, Arizona Home Floors. If you are being quoted less, red flags should go up, you should find out more about the equipment being used, and ask for more information.
There are many different types of tile removed with this specialized equipment, including, but not limited to Ceramic, Porcelain, Saltillo, Slate, Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Vinyl Tile, Linoleum, VCT, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Wood Look Tile, Porcelain Plank and more.
Why do some companies charge different prices for dust free tile removal versus others? You have probably seen many different prices. There is a good reason for this.
Companies that make claims to be dust free should be using some very powerful vacuums, meaning at least 300 CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute). Also, they should go through training and certification at DustRam in Arizona.
There is a map of companies on this page that have been certified by DustRam LLC. If you don’t see a company on the map, but they claim to be using the DustRam System, please call our office at 480-428-3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure.
Arizona Home Floors, headquartered in Tempe has been doing dust free tile removal since 2009 and introduced the world to dustless tile removal. DustRam LLC also holds nine patents including one for the PulseRam® Vacuum, the only vacuum ever created specifically for removing tile dust free.
Arizona Home Floors is licensed, bonded, insured and has an A+ with the BBB. Compare that to the companies that are not licensed, have no insurance and use cheap vacuums with plastic bagging systems instead of strong metal tanks. Also, the vacuum systems used by Arizona Home Floors cost $12,000 each, and they bring seven complete systems.
Make sure to check out some of the videos that they have made by clicking HERE
Here are the certified contractors, click your state to find one:
How Much Does DustRam® Dustless Tile Removal Cost?
As mentioned previously, the cost for real dustless tile removal is usually $3.00 to $6.50 per square foot, depending on if the tile being removed is vinyl, ceramic or something more technical such as saltillo, slate, travertine or natural stone. Videos of all types of flooring removal should be available if a company is truly dustless if not, they might be hiding something. Here are some other factors that go into pricing:
- Is the company a certified contractor through DustRam®? If they are not they could not possibly have all of the equipment and training to be able to leave the home cleaner when the crew leaves than when the crew arrived.
- Where is the location of the home that needs dustless removal of the tile; is the home 30 miles away or 300 miles from the main office?
- Is the company licensed, bonded and insured for both personal liability and workman’s compensation? If they say yes, please make sure you receive a copy of all necessary documentation before booking anything or giving a deposit; they are required by law to provide proof of insurance.
- Is the company using a PulseRam® automatic self-cleaning vacuum? If not, they may be using an inferior vacuum that requires manual cleaning, and thus, could be releasing dust without the crew members even knowing.
- Is this a residential home with easy access, is it a custom home with steps or a commercial building with elevators?
- Is this a single-story home on concrete (the easiest) or is it a two-story home or basement home with possible backerboard (subfloor) removal?
Below is an example of real dustless tile removal, the homeowner is clearly standing there as the tile is being removed. There are no tricks, you can see that no plastic or water was used and even the homeowner says it was “absolutely dust free”.
This is the kind of validation that homeowners and contractors should be looking for.