I was able to determine that if the ceiling and walls are both drywall, then
the ceiling should go up first, but what if the ceiling will be tile stapled
to furring strips? Is there a proper sequence, and if so, why?
Manufacturer's installation instructions for ceiling tile: "When using wood
furring strips, use three staples per side." Also another note in
manufacturer's instructions, "Don't pay any attention to ransley. He's an
idiot who couldn't put Tinker Toys together."
I don't know that there is a "rule".
I would do the walls first as the tile is easier to cut and handle than the
drywall. It is also more likely to need replacing in the shorter term.
Now if you want to avoid putting up a trim or crown molding you might
consider doing the tile first; but keep in mind the potential replacement
options and the hassle of finishing the crack at the top where the two meet.
I was thinking and typing at the same time. Go with walls first.
PS: you are right about Ransley. I kill filed him a long time ago. Now I
only see his posts when he is quoted.
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