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Old 05-14-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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We are nearing the end of the drywall phase of my remodel. Only about 7 sheets to go and its done. The problem is that mudding and taping takes a long time, and i would like to start on another area to keep my momentum going. Drywall is a serious buzzkill. Anyway, the only real project left is flooring, which i intend to have engineered hardwood in the bedroom, vinyl planks in the hallway, and laminate hickory in the living room and kitchen.
Ive been putting this off because of the dangers of mud or paint getting on the new floor, but everyone keeps insisting this is not an issue with laminate or vinyl.
Can i go ahead and do the floors? Or would the paint and mud spillage ruin it? It seems that no matter how careful we are, a glob of mud always falls off the knife, or a drip of paint always falls off the roller.
If it wont come off of laminate or vinyl, is there anything i can use around the perimeter to protect the floor?
Or do i need to wait to do flooring until all the walls are painted and finished?

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Flooring should come last!
Why would you want to even take a chance on damaging the flooring and take all the extra time lay tarps when there's no need to in your case.

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Guess im stuck doing the drywall then, huh? nothing i hate more than the repeated tedious process of mudding and taping, especially when i spend two hours doing a wall and then it dries and turns out wrong. Thanks for the help Joe
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Guess im stuck doing the drywall then, huh?
Go outside. Do something in the yard.
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i dont see how thats going to help anything. im just sick of drywall but drywall, paint, and flooring is all thats left.
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I hate it when the novelty wears off and what was fun becomes work.

Just get it done. Don't let perfection be the enemy of good.
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I wouldnt necessarily call it work, its still fun to get out there and work on it, it just gets old real fast when you are mudding and taping. Worst part of the whole remodel. Ive loved every minute of it, except this part. And im excited to start the floors. Just totally over the drywall finishing phase and ready to move past it. I really wish it was in our budget to sub this part out. Thanks for the help.
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Well, you could just do one whole room, then move to the next area. But you'll lose time changing tasks and tools. If it is any consolation, you'll get really good at it just about when you're done.

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