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Old 07-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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I can't find anything online about this.

I'm about to drywall my bathroom. I plan to put down cement board and tile.

Does the drywall stay off the subfloor 1/2" inch and then I put down the cement board and tile? If I do that then there wont be a gap under the drywall and finished floor.

Everyone says that's a problem, but if I raise the drywall off the finished floor, I would need to put blocking between the studs.

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Drywall is typically cut 1/2" or so short of the floor--this makes cutting easier and keeps the cut,bottom edge up and away from any spilled water---Durrock for the floor is only 1/4" thick---

what gap are you concerned with? You will be hiding the wall/floor junction with base molding of some sort,correct?

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Drywall is typically cut 1/2" or so short of the floor--this makes cutting easier and keeps the cut,bottom edge up and away from any spilled water---Durrock for the floor is only 1/4" thick---

what gap are you concerned with? You will be hiding the wall/floor junction with base molding of some sort,correct?
Yes, I will be hiding it with baseboard. I have 8 foot ceilings. Right now I can stack both 4 x 8s on top of each other which leaves a 1/2 gap. Figured with cement board and tile, I would still need to trim more off the bottom drywall piece before it goes up.
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Both the tile board and the tile are not laid under or tight to the wall.
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You have some sort of misconception here. Drywall and durock have no need to overlap in any way along the floor.
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You have some sort of misconception here. Drywall and durock have no need to overlap in any way along the floor.
Ok. I put up the sheetrock tonight. I got about 3/4 inch from sub floor. When I put down the cement board, do I not butt it up against the bottom plate - "under" the drywall? Or do I cut the dura about even with the edge of the drywall so it's not "under" the drywall?
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Roughly even with the drywall, but it doesn't matter that much. There is certainly no reason to butt it up against the bottom plate. Tile is going over the Durock, and if the Durock doesn't butt right up to the drywall, the tile can still hang over the edge 1/4" - it won't be a problem. That's all getting covered by the baseboard and shoe molding anyway.

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