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Old 12-29-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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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.

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

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Old 12-29-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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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?
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Subfloor first. Always. I can't believe that anyone would vote the contrary.
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yea, new sub-floor over an old cork board.
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Great. Thanks for the info!
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corkboard???
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