The cost for DustRam® dust free tile removal varies based on if the company is a Certified DustRam® Contractor using the patented DustRam® System. If they are, then they will typically charge between $3.00 and $6.50 for most types of tile.
Keep in mind these were highly experienced, well trained, and certified dust free contractors trained by the company who introduced this process to the world, Arizona Home Floors, LLC. If you get a lesser quote, this is a red flag should go up, you should find out more about the equipment used, and ask for more information.
There are many different types of flooring removed with this specialized equipment, including, but not limited to, Ceramic, Porcelain, Saltillo, Slate, Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Sheet Vinyl, Linoleum, Carpet, VCT, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Wood Look Tile, Porcelain Plank and more.
Why do some companies charge different prices for dustless tile removal versus others? You have probably seen many different prices. There is a good reason for this.
Companies who make claims to be silica dust free should be using some very powerful equipment, such as the PulseRam® automatic self-cleaning vacuum, meaning at least 300 CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute). Also, they should go through training and certification at DustRam in Arizona.
Below is a map of companies on this page certified by DustRam, LLC. Click your state to find one. If you talk to a contractor claiming to use the DustRam® System and not listed on the map, please call our office at (480) 428-3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure.
DustRam® Corporate Service Centers & Certified DustRam® Contractors by State:
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The very first DustRam® Certified Contractor is Arizona Home Floors, LLC, headquartered in Tempe, AZ. They have been developing dustless tile demolition with DustRam, LLC, since introducing the world to the concept in 2008. DustRam, LLC, also holds 10+ patents, including one for the PulseRam® Vacuum, the only vacuum ever explicitly created for removing tile dust free.
Arizona Home Floors, LLC 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, LLC, 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.
How Much Does DustRam® Dustless Tile Removal Cost?
As mentioned previously, the cost for real dust-less tile removal is usually $3.00 to $6.50 per square foot, depending on the type of flooring removed, such as vinyl, ceramic, or something more technical such as saltillo, slate, travertine or natural stone. Videos of all kinds of flooring removal should be available if a company is genuinely 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 will not have all the equipment and training possible to leave the home cleaner when the crew leaves than when the crew arrived.
- Where is the location of the home that needs dust-free removal of the tile? Is the house 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 type of vacuum requiring 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 floor removal. The homeowner is watching while the crew member removes the Saltillo tile. There are no tricks. You can see no plastic or water in use, and even the homeowner says it was “absolutely dust free.” This evidence is the kind of validation homeowners and contractors should look for when hiring a contractor.
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