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tigerstripe

06:49PM | 04/11/01
Member Since: 04/03/01
40 lifetime posts
I just installed a ceramic shower floor (and the "step") in a basement bathroom, on concrete. Now I am wondering - how long should it set before I should grout? And then how long until I can seal it? It is chilly down there right now, can I use a small space heater in the bathroom to speed up the drying time? Any advice is welcome, this is my first try at tiling! thanks!

rodco

08:44AM | 05/17/01
Member Since: 05/16/01
4 lifetime posts
You can grout the tile within minutes of setting the tile if you want, but it is advisable to wait a day or so, so you won't disturb the placements of the tiles.
Be sure to remove all the mastic that may have squeezed through the grout lines, before grouting. Keep the temperature constant while it cures and keep it moist (not wet) to prevent cracking.
It is advisable to use a latex additive with the grout.
ROB


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