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Question DetailsAsked on 2/1/2016

Is dry wall completed before flooring? We plan to do cement acid stained floors.

We are remodelling the pool house. Electrical work will require shipping a lot of dry wall so we have decided to strip it all and install new dry wall, apply textur and paint. Question: will it be better to finish all electrical, plumbing, put new dry wall, texture and then stain the cement floors? Does wall paint and wall tile go last? Our cement floors are throughout the pool house, including the bathroom where there will be some wall tile in the shower area.

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My take on this -

ACeiling drywall and anything interior to the wall obviously first, then drywall, then windows and doors typically though sometimes later on after texturing when doing replacement windows, then ceiling and wall texturing and wall tile, followed by painting - because all of those will be dripping/dropping things on the floor and the floor can get scratched during their installation.

Floor contractor may likely choose to do any needed floor levelling or grinding for level (as opposed to the final grinding for surface finish) prior to drywall going up though - ask him - doing it before drywall is in allows him to get in closer to the wall, and also his grinding dust or levelling grout will not be getting all over finished surfaces.

Floor finish should generally be last, except for putting on base trim that is supposed to be in close contact with the floor as in your case and would be in the way of the staining or be damaged by it - but that trim should be pre-cut and pre-painted before installation so a painter is not doing painting or staining above your new floor.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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