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Old 03-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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Drywall mud cleanup prior to tile and carpet?


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We just finished up with drywall and there is quite a mess of mud on the concrete floor. I'm wondering how well it should be cleaned prior to tile and carpet installation? Should we scraping everything up with a puddy knife?

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Yes scrape it off with putty knife then scrub with a water and stiff brush. Carpet doesnt need to be super clean but for tile it needs to be all gone.

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Depends, do you want your tile popping off unexpectedly. do you want your carpeting to wear holes from the underside, Go ahead and leave the mess .

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Drywall mud would not hurt the carpet. But when it crumbles from foot traffic, it could come through from underneath as a dust. And you might feel it when you walk on the carpet.
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Scrape an shop vac all you can.
As soon as you wet it down you'll have a muddy mess to deal with.
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Drywall mud would not hurt the carpet. But when it crumbles from foot traffic, it could come through from underneath as a dust. And you might feel it when you walk on the carpet.
Thanks guys. Just got done with a long scrape and shop vac session mixed in with some outlet/switch installations. It looks pretty decent.

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