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Old 10-07-2011, 07:21 AM   #1
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I have recently tiled my bathroom floor. It has now been 35 hours since i laid the last tile down. I used 18x18 ceramic tile, and used megaflex mortor. I need to know if it is ok if i walk on the tile now? I want to go back in and start tiling at the bottom of my whirlpool steps. which goes down to the floor. Then grout everything together on tomorrow evening?

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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You should be fine----the tile is typically safe for light traffic after 14 hours---

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Also---cut out any thinset squeeze ups as soon as possible---they will be very hard at this point and will get harder by the day----
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:13 AM   #4
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just wanting to make sure,,,
i weigh 200 lbs. is me sitting down on the floor considered light traffic?

I just dont wanna sit on it, and have it break or shift. thx
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You are fine---at 36 hours you could safely work--twist and bend---

I seldom wait that long---set one day--grout the next morning---never had a failure in 19 years of doing it that way.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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What is the substrate under the tile? That's the key factor when determining how long a modified thinset could take to (fix) itself in an installation.

If the substrate is cement board everything should easily be good to go if you don't get too aggressive. If the installation were tile over tile for example, it could take several days before you could get back on the new tile.
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everything was done on cement board.... and i also used the stripping stuff, and patched each line where the boards joined with mortor. even used the recommended cement board screws
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You should be good to go.

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