How long before I grout the wall tiles? Used Redgard.

alan_s_thefirstOctober 16, 2012

I used Redgard over Easyboard/Wonderboard in my basement bathroom. I'm gathering most people say leave it a week. They're 8" square tiles for the most part, if that makes a difference.

House is heated, no humidifier running right now. +- 20.5C

I left the bathroom fan running. It would be nice if I could grout this Thursday or on the weekend, but I don't know if it's too soon. Started Saturday afternoon, finished Monday.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mongoct

It's sort of an unknown. Usually you can grout the next day. But you have RedGard, so you want to wait longer. You have smaller (than 12") tiles, that works in your favor in terms of allowing faster drying.

The more modified your thinset, the longer you'd want to wait; Flexbond longer than Versabond, for example.

If the thinset was mixed wet, longer.

So believe it or not, there's no real definitive answer. If you can let it go to the weekend, that'd be safer.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 10:09AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alan_s_thefirst

Thanks, I can do that. Kind of what I thought.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 12:22PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Layout help
Hello, I wanted to ask for feedback on my planned layout...
caligirl5
Where to place/plan for grab bars
We are remodeling our hall bathroom (and kitchen)....
crl_
Anyone installed a Geberit in wall tank?
DH is getting ready to do the install in a 2 x 4 wall,...
numbersjunkie
Doable...European sink & US bathroom pop-up drain and faucet?
Originally posted in "Plumbing" I cannot...
rantontoo
wall mounted sink with hidden pipes?
Hi all, Would like a small-ish wall mounted sink, but...
randyelipson
Sponsored Products
INSPIRE Q Palmer Frosted Tile Silver Finish Round Accent Wall Mirror
Overstock.com
Marble Tile: Jeffrey Court Flooring Beveled White 4 in. x 8 in. x 10 mm Marble
$23.98 | Home Depot
Battle of Gettysburg Alabaster Chess Pieces - 1863
$545.23 | Hayneedle
Tile Samples: Splashback Tile Building Materials Crema Marfil Herringbone
$3.97 | Home Depot
Catalina CAT01 Blue Rectangular: 2 Ft. x 3 Ft. Rug
$62.10 | Bellacor
Sample-Torpedo1/4�x Random Alaskan Blend Sample
$2.99 | TileBar
Safavieh Handmade Metro Black Suede Leather Metro Shag (5' x 8')
Overstock.com
Ulti-MATE 35.5 in. Garage Base Cabinet with Adjustable Shelf - GA-01
$249.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™