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    How can I extend the open time of a tile adhesive?

    Tilers

    What steps can be taken to extend the open time of a tile adhesive? Is it okay to do so or can there be downsides to doing this?

    Asked by Adam on 15th Dec 2021
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    DB Services

    "Simply put more water into the mix.

    Pro: it would spread out better under the tile and the floor. It would be easier to level it.

    Con: it takes longer to dry. The tile may drop if the floor isn't completely levelled."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Massey Tiling Contracts

    "To extend the open time of tile adhesive you must use a standard-setting adhesive not a rapid setting and you must keep to the mix guidelines on the instructions as they are what is required to have a good adhesive mix that is consistent with your tiling work."

    Answered on 2nd Jan 2022 - Member since Jul 2017 - report
    Domestic maintenance/ handyman& Cleaners Service

    "It is better to wait until the next day. You should turn on the heating."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Angle Tiling

    "Diluting adhesive may effect it`s mechanical integrity. Why do you want to do this ?"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report

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