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Is it the best to grout the next day after tiling

I am tiling the kitchen about 30 cm above the worktop 3 rows of 10 cm height tiles. Is grouting the same day a good idea? I don't even mind grouting myself the next day to keep the costs down (I had to re-do the awful grouting in the past).

8 Answers from MyBuilder Tilers

Best Answer

Best bet would be to wait till next day to grout as have to remove spacers and adhesive to set fully, however you can get very rapid setting adhesive


Answered 10th Oct 2017

depending on the adhesive used and always ready the maufacturers guidelines some adhesive you can grout after 2 hours if rapid set is used. Tubbed adhesive is normaly 24 hours. This is so the adhesive can dry up and the moisture of tge adhesive is released. If grouted too early for instance of adhesive that takes 24 hrs to dry the white grout may discolour because of the moisture still in the adhesive and it cant get out due to the grout.. so will discolour...


Answered 21st Jul 2018

Small tiled area, there's nothing wrong with using rapid set and grouting the same day.


Answered 19th Mar 2018

My advice would be leave it overnight as you will have to remove the spacers to actually grout and depending on how tight you have wedged the tiles to the spacers you may end up pulling off the tiles. It's only a small job and will only take you 20-30 minutes to grout it so for what its worth i would suggest waiting 24 hours for it to fully dry

Hope this help


Answered 10th Oct 2017

It is very advantageous to grout the next day as grouting to early will possible move the tiles making them uneven.


Answered 10th Oct 2017

As the others have said I would always grout the next day, As you don't want the tiles to slip if the adhesive isn't set.


Answered 13th Oct 2017

Job dependant to be honest, if I was doing a small job (days work) then I would use rapid set adhesive followed by some quick set grout. If you have the time the next day Atleast you know it's fully hardened.


Answered 24th Jan 2018

Should be no problem if you tiled In rapid set adhesive because that stuff goes off real fast!! BUT it just really depends how desperate you need to get it done because there is always still chance of tiles slipping.


Answered 24th Apr 2018

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