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GSaunders02 12-29-2008 12:59 PM

Drywall or sub-floor first
I am renovating a room in my house. I am installing new subfloor and may have to install new drywall as well. I have read articles on this, some people say sub-floor first, others say drywall first. I just don't want to go through the hassle of putting the sub-floor down, only to have to rip it up to install new drywall...So, which should I do first? Thanks.

AndrewF 12-29-2008 01:08 PM

Seems to me the subfloor is first, drywall is second...keeping the drywall about 1/4" off the sub-floor.

RippySkippy 12-29-2008 01:22 PM

sub floor first. If you put the drywall down, besides the possibility of dinging it while installing the sub floor, why would you want to fight while trying to get it tight to the wall? I assume you'll be adding new a new layer of sub floor not ripping out the old and putting down new?

Termite 12-29-2008 01:57 PM

Subfloor first. Always. I can't believe that anyone would vote the contrary. :no:

GSaunders02 12-31-2008 09:00 AM

yea, new sub-floor over an old cork board.

Sir MixAlot 12-31-2008 09:07 AM

:yes:------>Sub floor first. :thumbsup:

GSaunders02 12-31-2008 09:15 AM

Great. Thanks for the info!

4just1don 12-31-2008 10:17 AM


Termite 12-31-2008 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by 4just1don (Post 204861)

x2 :huh:

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