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Old 11-20-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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I appologize, I'm sure this has been asked before but I haven't been able to find it by searching...

What order is ideal for the following work?

Installing prehung door
Installing door molding
Installing baseboard
Putting in finish floor

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What is the finished floor?

If hardwood--or tile--Floor first--then doors--then casing--then base

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if carpet, install in the above order, except no hardwood.
You may need to space the door jambs up off the sub-floor (see note below).
Space the baseboards and door jambs *about* 1/2" off the floor (depending on thickness) and have the carpet installed last. You want about 5/8" under the swinging door slab for interior doors to allow for air exchange.
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i would do floor, door, baseboard, casing.
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1910NE--if you do the base before the casing---how would you know where to stop the base for the casing?--
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1910NE--if you do the base before the casing---how would you know where to stop the base for the casing?--
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Case before base, I before E, except after C,.........
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should the floor go in before the drywall too then?
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NO--get that mess done before any finishes are installed--

I like to see the walls and ceiling primed and first coat of paint before the trim. Final coats of paint after trim is in and caulked.

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