Gap at edges right.
1 drywall floor gap.
I m looking to put new drywall up but i wanted to know if it was possible not to have a gap between the drywall and the floor as my preference is to not use trim on this project.
Learning how to install drywall is very much within the reach of the average diy enthusiast.
The trim will cover any gaps so it s not critical that these are even.
Note that drywall on the wall should support the ceiling drywall meaning you install the ceiling first and the wall is installed tight against the ceiling.
Some places leave 1 2 so that water from floor scrubbing can t contact the drywall and wick into it.
With patience the right tools and a.
Along the perimeter will be covered by drywall on the walls.
You are now ready for the taping and mudding crew to do their work.
1 2 give or take is fine just be sure there s no direct contact that can wick up moisture.
This allows for floor and wall expansion without cracking the drywall.
The baseboard will cover it later.
And the same is true of inside wall corners.
In fact when you re hanging the ceiling keep in mind that 1 2 in.
If time is a factor use fast drying joint compound.
So you can safely cut these pieces 1 4 in.
Cut it to leave about a 1 8 in.
If necessary trim the sheet to leave a half inch gap.
It s preferred that there be a 1 2 inch gap between the bottom of the lower drywall panel and the floor since this allows room for seasonal expansion and contraction of the drywall and prevents buckling.
If there is any settling or shrinkage in the framing the 1 4 gap absorbs it without crumbling the drywall.
The drywall was mainly removed along the exterior walls up to the 4 high mark and sometimes 8 tall.
Less than the actual measurement and leave a gap in the corner if necessary.
This gap will be covered by baseboard molding.
It also helps prevents moisture wicking if the floor floods.
Use a drywall knife to fill the large gaps with ready mixed joint compound.
Always leave a 1 2 inch gap at the floor.