2. Isn’t a ‘Variation’ Just Code to Increase My Epoxy Floor Coating Cost?
‘Variation’ is a word widely used in the construction industry, and it describes any unforeseen circumstance that was not included in the original quote.
A Variation for an Epoxy Floor Coating is a word used to describe any problem that may present itself during the flooring installation that, if ignored, will likely cause the floor to fail. Variations are factors that have not been quoted on in the original cost because they were not seen as a definite need for extra cost until after the installation started.
A similar example of variations is when you take your car to the mechanic: They may quote you for the estimated parts and labour cost and then a couple of hours later, they call to say they’ve just found some broken bearings that also need replacing. Without the bearings’ replacement, the repairs will have been pointless. In light of new complications that were previously unforeseen, the original quote has been increased to include much-needed variations. Variations are frustrating but when they’re needed, they’re imperative.
At Hawk CFC, we believe in full transparency and try to include as many possible variations in the description on your quote, but not in the initial cost as there is a distinct possibility the variations will not be needed. Every quote is custom, and any foreseeable variations and the appropriate m2 or hourly cost will appear on your quote for your information, but will not be included in the final amount on your initial quote. It is important that you read through the variations to understand the complications that may appear during installation. It is possible that no variations will be necessary, in which case you will not be charged for anything more than the original quote. In the event that a variation does arise, it will be discussed with you before the extra work is completed.