Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

How much gap to leave between Drywall and floor?


kingcu's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 41

08-05-05, 11:13 AM   #1  
How much gap to leave between Drywall and floor?

Hi all,

I like to find out how much gap I should leave between the drywall and the floor. I'll be using tiles in one room and carpet for all others.

Also, I saw the 5lb box of 1 5/8" coarse screws at Home Depot, does anybody have a rough idea how many pieces each box has?

Thank you,
wt

 
Sponsored Links
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 19,279
NE

08-05-05, 04:11 PM   #2  
1/2" gap is usually the best, and is the standard gap when using 92 5/8" precut studs. You don't want too big of a gap or the finished edge will show over the top of your baseboard.

If my memory serves me correctly, a 5lb box of screws will hang about 50 sheets of 4x8. But that might have been 1 1/4" screws.

 
Search this Thread