Your Online Commercial Flooring Estimator
CFE is an online floor estimating service, based and staffed in California, USA, trusted since 2008, providing accurate flooring material quantity takeoffs, at very afforable rates (fixed per square foot) and quick turn-around (usually 24 hrs).
We specialize in commercial flooring estimating offering material takeoffs for Division 3 (polished & sealed & stained & terrazzo), Division 9 (ceramic tile / resilient / rubber base & stairs / wood & sport floors / resinous-epoxy / carpet) and Division 12 (entry mats).
Estimating Service - Key Benefits
- Fixed price per square foot, based on net surface area of installment.
- Expert material takeoffs for carpet, resilient, rubber, plank flooring, concrete floors and more.
- Fast take-off estimates available, most with a 24 hour turn-around.
- The most accurate take-offs, using professional Callidus software used only for the flooring trade.
- State of the art reports, seam diagrams, colored layouts and product keycode integration.
- Material quantification designed to minimize waste, yet implement all design requirements.
- US based corporation with all full time estimating staff located in the US.
- Highly knownledgeable flooring estimator in all aspects of commercial flooring business.
- Trusted for accuracy on thousands of commercial flooring projects.
- Committed to providing you with exceptional service, guaranteed.
How does it work?
Request our confidential Price Sheet Package, selecting your preferences, budget and any special instructions. A company account will be opened upon receiving completed forms.
You can register to upload blueprint plans/specs, or email them to us directly, or send us a link to an online copy or bid invite. We prefer receiving complete packages with plans, specifications, addendums, RFI responses, etc.
The estimator will complete most projects within 24 business hours, however larger or more detailed projects may take longer. Estimating will be only for products your company requires, using the Callidus software.
We will send PDF format takeoffs, that are easy to read and open on any device. See our sample reports here. Complete material quanitities showing Net and Gross areas with qualifications, exclusions and important notes.
Don't sacrifice quality for convenience or an unrealistic price quote.
Don't get takeoffs done by softwares that are not for commercial flooring.
Don't gamble - use a an estimating service with integrity, based in US, since 2008!
Quality and Accuracy
- Provide professional "shop drawings" for submittals & approval purposes.
- Give installers easy to read, color coded plans with seam diagrams, for installation.
- Avoid costly errors, sleepless nights & headaches from unmatched services.
- Get the BEST commercial flooring estimator and start saving time and money!
- We are a service of integrity, quality and very affordable - try us for free!
Trust and Affordability
- Trusted by members from StarNet Worldwide, FUSE Alliance, World Floor Covering Association, CCA Global Partners, AFA - American FloorCovering Alliance, CIR and many more.
- Thousands of projects completed for hundreds of clients: flooring installation companies, architects & designers, manufacturers & mills, etc.
- Saving companies time and money, while simplifying the estimating process with accurate results.
CFE vs. Other Online Estimating Service
- We only focus on commercial flooring. No other trades (framing, painting, glazing, drywall, counters, furniture, etc).
- Expert reviewing process of all floor related plans, elevation details, specification manual divisions, addendums, memos and RFIs/ASKs/clarifications for all projects.
- We prepare and send RFI format questions on any discrepencies - should there be any issues needing addressed.
- Our reports will include qualification & exclusions notes, plus any other valuable information to make your PM aware of and qualify in bid.
- Trained staff is only a phone call or email away - for questions or modifications. We speak your language for "commercial flooring estimating". See office hours below.
- We are here to help your company be successful!
- CFE provides high quality expert flooring material takeoff reports:
- Takeoff files: showing both Net and Gross SF totals, seaming & welding linear feet, wall base, stair information, qualifications, exclusions, notes, etc.
- Material keycodes: to present with your bid proposal for a visual of included areas.
- Shop Drawings: full seam diagrams for owners to approve and installers to follow.
- Plottable Shop Drawings: typically needed for submittal reviews.
- All reports are PDF files - easy to ready on any device and from anywhere.
- Highly knowledgeable estimators, with various contracting licenses, with hands on install, estimating & PM experience.
- Will work with your current in-house estimators, project managers and salesmen.
- Trusted since 2008 - very reputable company in the flooring industry.
- We can handle any volume. Currently working with some of the largest flooring contractors in the US & Canada - from alliances listed above. See sample material takeoffs and past estimated projects.
- Other estimating services will provide:
- Only net square footage, then asks you to add 5-10% for waste. Highly inaccurate!
- Useless colored plans with incomplete information.
- Most can't do elevations (stair details, stair nosing, access flooring, etc)
- Most can't do simple broadloom patterned carpet or offer wall base locations (just gives out room perimeter instead), or seam welding broken by color where various colors of sheet linoleums meet in pattern work.
- No integral coving corner counts for labor...too much to mention, which will have a direct $$$ impact on your bid's profit margin. Just another "surprise"...you weren't expecting.
- Most software used by others is NOT for commercial flooring! It's construction software, much cheaper if not free, and does not address all commercial flooring needs.
- Inexperience in commercial flooring estimating, along with communication and delivery issues.
- Typically can't handle larger projects, patterns-inlays-borders-integral coving work.
- Overall VERY unreliable material quantities. Don't take chances. It will cost later!
- Most NOT located in the US. Even though they list a US phone number and address, they are not in the US - not state registred or hold any business or general licenses. Can't tax deduct or use on government financed (schools, military, airports, prisons, hospitals, etc) projects or sensitive public work (banks, libraries, hotels, stores). BEWARE!
We can match and create any patterns, inlays & designs!
- We have seen the most complex and challenging patterns - and we did them.
- Detailed patterns, inlays, borders and water-jet features.
- Integral flash coving with mixed materials, we can handle it.
- Material edge binding for rugs or runners, all included.
Client Testimonials & Reviews
Thanks for your support of our network; our members love working with you!
Geoff Gordon, President of FUSE Flooring Alliance
Thanks Cristian, glad things are going well. Good product and good service tend to drive success!
Fred Williamson, VP of StarNet WorldWide
I have worked with CFE for over 10 years. Cristian is very professional, his work is concise and completed within a very reasonable amount of time. The attention to detail makes putting together my quotes very easy. The overall package that is delivered is well worth the cost. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of it
Terry Zine, President of Congress Flooring Inc., MA
I couldn't be happier. Everything was perfect. I'm very happy and will recommend you highly. This job was complicated and you did a great job of making the bid easy to submit. Thanks for your quick response and attention to detail !
Eric Johnson, President of Eric Johnson Enterprises, KY
Cristian and his group at CFE are much more than an estimating business; they have been an extension of our business and have helped us grow from a small startup to a branded dealer in our market. Their attention to detail, responsiveness and personal interest in our projects have been pivotal to our growth. I highly recommend their services, whether you are a large or small flooring company.
Joe Waldoch, President of Core Commercial Flooring, MN
We just wanted to reach out to you and thank you for all of your hard work and professionalism your organization brings to BTFS. Your bids are always performed in a timely manner and throughout our many years working together we have never had any issues. All materials are always accounted for and our bids are always competitive. Thank you for your hard work as it is a large part of our success.
Ben & Christine Todd, Presidents of BTFS, NY
Over 100 successful companies trust CFE with estimating commercial flooring projects! Request our price package and let us be your company's commercial flooring estimator ...
Since 2008, we have seen it all. From small to extremely complex projects, from no patterns to unthinkable layouts & designs - patterns that are impossible to estimate by hand or bad software. Going through all the phases of estimation: design built to ready for construction, we can do it.
We recommend checking our Frequently Asked Questions, to see some of the most common questions & answers. Explaining the general estimating process, dealing with contractor RFI & addendums clarifications, invoicing and payments, plus discounts we offer.
As an online commercial flooring estimating service, we are committed to providing you with accurate and highly detailed material takeoffs, as our goal is to build a long and trusting relationship. Get to know more about our floor estimating services, fundamental core values, leadership and our overall floor estimating system.