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tambourinecactu 04-13-2019 05:06 PM

how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Hello, is there a standard measurement for the gap between the floor and sheetrock? Im doing a build, and our floor to ceiling height is 2515mm, sheetrock here in Estonia comes standard in 13mm thickness, and either 2400mm or 2500mm in length. So if I install a 13mm thick piece on the ceiling, that leaves 2502mm left to fit the sheetrock. Is 2mm ok gap or should I get the 2400mm size? Or cut down the 2500mm piece so it leaves say 10mm?

Nealtw 04-13-2019 05:36 PM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
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Originally Posted by tambourinecactu (Post 5813229)
Hello, is there a standard measurement for the gap between the floor and sheetrock? Im doing a build, and our floor to ceiling height is 2515mm, sheetrock here in Estonia comes standard in 13mm thickness, and either 2400mm or 2500mm in length. So if I install a 13mm thick piece on the ceiling, that leaves 2502mm left to fit the sheetrock. Is 2mm ok gap or should I get the 2400mm size? Or cut down the 2500mm piece so it leaves say 10mm?


You want to lay them on there side, we do ceilings with what might be closer to 15mm

tambourinecactu 04-13-2019 06:10 PM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nealtw (Post 5813245)
You want to lay them on there side, we do ceilings with what might be closer to 15mm

the sizes only come in 1200mm x 2200-3600mm (in 100mm increments)

To match the height of our ceiling would need to stack 2, then do a bunch of cutting for the left over slice. Seems vertically would be more efficient over here?

lenaitch 04-13-2019 06:22 PM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Assuming baseboard is used, either 2mm or 10mm is a pretty small gap (roughly 5/64" to a tad over 3/8").

Nealtw 04-13-2019 06:25 PM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tambourinecactu (Post 5813261)
the sizes only come in 1200mm x 2200-3600mm (in 100mm increments)

To match the height of our ceiling would need to stack 2, then do a bunch of cutting for the left over slice. Seems vertically would be more efficient over here?


Yes we can buy 1371. But when they have to do a strip they put it in the middle and keep the bottom about 12mm off the floor.

No pros here ever stand them up, the stud lay out has to be perfect and the lay out for studs is for the outside of the build so you have to cut both first and last sheet to stand them up.

huesmann 04-15-2019 07:40 AM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
A 2mm gap to the floor is fine; I doubt you're actually gonna end up with that anyway—it'll probably fit perfectly with the tolerances I expect. Actually, depending on the floor you even want the 12mm Neal mentions, just in case of water spillage.

tambourinecactu 04-15-2019 11:17 AM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by huesmann (Post 5813887)
A 2mm gap to the floor is fine; I doubt you're actually gonna end up with that anyway—it'll probably fit perfectly with the tolerances I expect. Actually, depending on the floor you even want the 12mm Neal mentions, just in case of water spillage.

ok thanks for the advice, we are just having sealed and painted concrete floors, so no extra stuff added, just some baseboard

huesmann 04-16-2019 09:48 AM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Baseboard would cover up any gaps at the bottom. :)

chandler48 04-16-2019 02:49 PM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Studs are 92 5/8", plus bottom plate of 1 1/2", plus two top plates at 1 1/2" each, less the space taken up by ceiling sheetrock, so 92 5/8 + 1 1/2 +2 1/2 would equal 97 5/8", leaving about 3/8" of a gap, but as stated, base molding covers it.

Sorry, you'll have to convert all this American crappy inch stuff to metric.

chandler48 04-16-2019 05:10 PM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Even US math sucks. You will have 96 5/8 of space, so 5/8" of gap at the bottom.

jeffmattero76 04-17-2019 07:07 AM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nealtw (Post 5813275)
Yes we can buy 1371. But when they have to do a strip they put it in the middle and keep the bottom about 12mm off the floor.

No pros here ever stand them up, the stud lay out has to be perfect and the lay out for studs is for the outside of the build so you have to cut both first and last sheet to stand them up.

If you are going to lay it horozontally, and need a strip in the middle, I would suggest using 3/8" drywall for the strip. That will make taping, mudding, and feathering much easier. Someone suggested that to me years ago, and it works great.

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Nealtw 04-17-2019 07:19 AM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffmattero76 (Post 5815329)
If you are going to lay it horozontally, and need a strip in the middle, I would suggest using 3/8" drywall for the strip. That will make taping, mudding, and feathering much easier. Someone suggested that to me years ago, and it works great.

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That's cheating, I like it. The pros wouldn't need it but the rest of us need all the help we can get.

huesmann 04-17-2019 08:36 AM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
Is there a trick for breaking an 8' strip off a 3/8" sheet?

mark sr 04-17-2019 08:54 AM

Re: how much space between sheetrock and floor?
 
I assume you mean 8" strip, you'd score and break it just like you would any drywall.


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