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Should I frame a wall before or after installing the subfloor?


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11-25-13, 02:28 PM   #1  
Should I frame a wall before or after installing the subfloor?

I just ripped out the subfloor in my bathroom to make plumbing easier since I am changing the layout of my bathroom. I also want to increase the size of the bathroom and eat into the walk-in closet adjacent to it by removing the existing wall and moving it over 3ft. Since the subfloor is removed, can I frame the wall and attach it directly to the joists or do I have to add the subfloor first and then frame?

Framing the wall first will make my life easier - can this be done?

 
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11-25-13, 02:42 PM   #2  
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While I suppose it could be done either way, common procedure is to install the plywood first. This also gives you more exposed bottom plate to attach the wall covering and baseboard to.


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