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Old 01-28-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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Mudding the screws?


Do I mud the screws that will be covered by tape at the seams, separately or are they just covered when I do the taping?

Also, do you leave 1" when drywalling the walls at the bottom?

One more question, do you install trim first and them tiles or the other way around.
And because I plan on putting tiles, do I do wood trim or cut tiles and put them all around?

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The screws are mudded when the tape is applied.
I usually leave 1/2" so I have a suface to screw into.
Install the trim first so you can install the tiles to a finished edge.
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Do I mud the screws that will be covered by tape at the seams, separately or are they just covered when I do the taping?......
No, the subsequent coats of compound will cover them.

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Also, do you leave 1" when drywalling the walls at the bottom?......
We usually install the screws approximately 2" above the flooring, for ease of installing the screws. The thickness of your sub floor, finished flooring and baseboard will cover alot of the lower area of sheetrock.

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One more question, do you install trim first and them tiles or the other way around. ......
It can be done both ways. We have done them both ways. The last bathroom we tiled, the owner wanted the Baseboard installed after the tile flooring. In general, most feel it looks better if the trim-work is installed prior to the tile. I feel, and have seen, that it can look good either way. See examples below.

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And because I plan on putting tiles, do I do wood trim or cut tiles and put them all around? Thanks......
Same answer as above...

Examples of tile work first, with baseboard installed after:






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The screws are mudded when the tape is applied.
I usually leave 1/2" so I have a suface to screw into.
Install the trim first so you can install the tiles to a finished edge.
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Thanks Atlantic!
Also, thanks for posting the pics for me to see.
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