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tripower 02-21-2009 04:19 PM

Drywall on a concrete floor
 
if I am installing drywall on a concrete floor (before I tile) do I let the drywall sit on the floor or raise it just a hair off of the floor. This is a basement bathroom.

AtlanticWBConst. 02-21-2009 04:27 PM

Are you serious? Don't even attempt to install drywall on any floor...anywhere.

jerryh3 02-21-2009 04:51 PM

Keep it a 1/2" off the floor. I hope you mean you're installing drywall on a wall with a concrete floor.

jerryh3 02-21-2009 04:52 PM

Are you serious? Don't even attempt to install drywall on any floor...anywhere.

Are you kidding? We use it all the time under floor tile. Just have to make sure you use greenboard.:whistling2:

Scuba_Dave 02-21-2009 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by tripower (Post 234223)
if I am installing drywall on a concrete floor

Why? :eek: :no:

ccarlisle 02-21-2009 05:15 PM

:yes:

...uh... the op obviously doesn't like typing. Lets us do all the thinking and asking...he means drywall on the walls...

DangerMouse 02-21-2009 05:22 PM

i gotta agree with mr carlisle on this one.....

DM

Termite 02-21-2009 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 234240)
Are you serious? Don't even attempt to install drywall on any floor...anywhere.

Are you kidding? We use it all the time under floor tile. Just have to make sure you use greenboard.:whistling2:

Hopefully that is a joke Jerryh3. You're kidding, right?

Tripower, if you're talking about installing drywall on the concrete floor or using drywall as a tile substrate, time for a major re-design. It'll fail miserably. You can install 1/2" cement wonderboard (durock) under your tile, or you can use ditra.

tripower 02-21-2009 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst. (Post 234224)
Are you serious? Don't even attempt to install drywall on any floor...anywhere.


Take a chill pill bro....I meant can the dry wall rest on the floor or should there be a gap between the drywall and the floor after mounting the drywall....to the WALL (before tiling). Who the heck mounts dryWALL to the floor?

tripower 02-21-2009 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 234237)
Keep it a 1/2" off the floor. I hope you mean you're installing drywall on a wall with a concrete floor.


And so I am assuming that when I begin tiling I tile under that 1/2" gap?

Scuba_Dave 02-21-2009 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tripower (Post 234341)
Take a chill pill bro....I meant can the dry wall rest on the floor or should there be a gap between the drywall and the floor after mounting the drywall....to the WALL (before tiling). Who the heck mounts dryWALL to the floor?

You would be AMAZED at some of the things people try
1/2" gap between the bottom of the drywall on the wall & the floor

I would tile at the edge of the drywall if I was adding base trim
- or out maybe 1/2" to allow for 3/4" trim

If not I would tile slightly under the drywall

DangerMouse 02-21-2009 08:51 PM

tile to cement floor? no subflooring? chill pill.... heh heh

DM

jerryh3 02-21-2009 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by tripower (Post 234343)
And so I am assuming that when I begin tiling I tile under that 1/2" gap?

You don't have to. The baseboard will cover the gap of the wall to the tile.

jaros bros. 02-21-2009 09:39 PM

Always hold up the drywall in a bathroom off the floor enough so that if the toilet runs over that the water will not wick up the wall.

tripower 02-21-2009 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jaros bros. (Post 234362)
Always hold up the drywall in a bathroom off the floor enough so that if the toilet runs over that the water will not wick up the wall.


That was what I was going for. Thanks.


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