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Old 07-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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Drywall or cement board on floor first?


I will be tiling my bathroom with cement board. It's a total remodel with new drywall, etc.... Do I drywall first with the exposed subfloor and then put my cement board down or cement board first and then drywall?

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Drywall first---avoid messing up your backer board---

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Rule of thumb on any remodel is start at the top and work your way down.
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Drywall first---avoid messing up your backer board---
So should I leave extra space under the drywall to accommodate the cement board on the sub floor? Should I leave slightly more than a 1 inch gap under drywall?
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No, dry wall is set about 1/2" up off the floor, there needs to be a gap around the edges where the tile board is set.
The baseboard and 1/4 round will cover up the gap.
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No, dry wall is set about 1/2" up off the floor, there needs to be a gap around the edges where the tile board is set.
The baseboard and 1/4 round will cover up the gap.
Right but if I leave a half inch, that will barely fit the cement board. Then I have my tile. Will the tile butt up against the drywall since there won't be any room under the drywall..

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