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Old 03-26-2008, 07:01 AM   #1
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I've read interior prehung doors can be installed either before installing the finished floor and, also... after the finished floor is installed. I was interested to hear any thoughts... advantages vs disadvantages of installation timing (before or after finished floor).... thank you for the suggestions.

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they should be installed before so flooring subs know where to stop transistions at thresholds

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ugabulldog makes a great point, however the finished floors will dictate if the doors should be installed before or after the finished floors. Really each circumstance is different depending on floor covering combinations. If you’re installing Hardwood... IMO it is cleaner looking to sit the door jamb and casing on the finished floor rather than trust the flooring contractor to cut the jambs and casings to accommodate the flooring.

If carpet, then doors go first.

What will you have for finished floors in the area of question?

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Thanks, both for your insights.

The finished flooring will be 3/4 inch thick hardwood of some sort. If there are no "thresholds" and flooring runs seamlessly from room to room, I suppose it would be easier and cleaner to install the prehung doors after the finish floor is installed. I've also read the finish flooring, if installed afterwards, "locks" the door frame in place... so I see advantages in either case.
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If you’re installing Hardwood... IMO it is cleaner looking to sit the door jamb and casing on the finished floor rather than trust the flooring contractor to cut the jambs and casings to accommodate the flooring

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I was suggesting raising the door unit up 3/4" and running the hardwood under rather than cutting the jamb.
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goodluck with your project, take some pics and post'em so we can see how your project turned out.


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That works too... the saying goes..more than one way to skin a cat...

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