Cost of removing old floors

Q: I need to know the cost of removing hardwood floors – to keep from being ripped off.

A: Prices vary quite a bit from one region to another. In Toronto, my fees are, it appears, in the upper level, but I know that I cannot even think of retiring because I don’t make enough money. I would consider my prices fair. There are many places where the prices are higher. I charge $2.50 sq. ft. to remove and dispose of a floor. It is not rocket science, but it is back breaking work. I would never feel bad if a home owner decided they would do the “demolition” to save some money and leave the more skilled work to myself.