There is a BIG difference between grout being dry to the touch, and being cured. If you have concrete flooring at your job or home, the etiology of your back pain could stem from walking on those hard floors. Several hours into each day, every step will start to feel like a small form of agony. This burden can lead to muscles problems and inflammation. How many days before I can walk on the floor tiles I laid this morning without disturbing the them? Just before bedtime, put these tile in and in the morning walk on the other tiles. We recommend the second coat to be applied within 24 hours of the first. With most kinds of thinset, it's generally advisable to wait at least 48 hours after application before walking on or applying pressure to the tile. You'll still be grouting the area all at once. Thus, shin splints may cause stiffness on your foot and muscles. To do so, simply wait until the first Top Coat is dry to the touch (1-2 hours) before applying the second Top Coat. In the U.S., it is the most frequent excuse for missed work and the most common pain complaint. Also can you walk on the ditra after it is prefilled and dryed. ... its about 6 hours depending on humidity jefoss, 17 Apr 2009 #11. gcol. Complete any touchup painting required on … Maybe you can do without using a particular room for two days. Joined: 22 Sep 2005 Messages: 6,593 ... 12 Jan 2019. I have 16" ceramic tile I was thinking of going with 3/8 by 3/8 vnotch or square notch? At first your feet will ache constantly. once your floor has been installed and cured, you should: Change your air filters. The balls and heels of your feet will turn pulpy and tender. 24 to 48 Hours You should wait at least 24 hours before grouting the tiles. The body is built with natural shock-absorbers, but even these systems can fail after repeated abuse from concrete flooring. Walking too many hours on concrete can be burdened your shin more. In this weather, you'll have no need for the fridge - you can keep the beer outside and there are likely plenty of … That said, if you want to do it right, don't walk on the floor for 12 hours. Wait for another 24-48 hours before you seal the grout. Its been ~32 hours since I finished the main portion but its clear that that the mortar is still curing. I've set tile in a few baths, I'd never re-set a toilet before the full 24 hour waiting period. Tiling long kitchen floor. The first thing you need to know is that the guy at Home Depot has probably never done one single bit of tile work. To treat this condition, you may need an anti-inflammation medication. If you do, it will damage the installation, resulting in an uneven floor and discolored grout. Manufacturers often recommend allowing a window of 24 to 48 hours for curing time, and in this case, longer is better. I want to pre fill ditra, do I still have to use a unmodifed thinset or can I stick with versabond if not any suggestions going to Lowes. It depends on the mix of the thin set and the temperature. If it doesn't, you could have tiles falling off into the shower or floor tiles cracking. I just installed some 12" x 24" large format tiles in my laundry room using Flexbond mortar over concrete that was machined with a diamond cup disk. Stress Fracture; Too much walking especially on concrete can cause a stress fracture. If you choose to recoat after 24 hours and before 7 days we recommend sanding the floor before you recoat. It should be OK after 12 hours but check the application instructions on the thin set package. Thats all for now. You can lightly pass over tile after 12 hours to get to the tub or something, however when setting a toilet you'll be straddling it with your feet outwards putting a lateral load on the tile, that's an easy way to upset the levelness and grout spacings of the tiles. Thanks, walk on the floor for 24 hours after installation while the adhesive, grout and sealant cure. Have a couple more questions? I had some guys from a ceramic tile specialty installation company tell me to mix the thinset with hot water to make it set up faster. Put a fan blowing on it and you can walk on it sooner.