Newly Plastered wall for bathroom tiles
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PumpkinPie2
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Newly Plastered wall for bathroom tiles

by PumpkinPie2 » Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:05 pm

I thought it newly plastered wall had to dry out for at least 14 days. The builders seem to know what they are doing - but am I right or wrong about waiting for 14 days for plaster to dry before tiling?

Bathroom company taking - old bathroom out and new one in. So far the old tiles out and the walls prepared for plastering.
The tiler will tile the newly plastered wall the day after the wall has been plastered!

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Re: Newly Plastered wall for bathroom tiles

by stoneyboy » Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:03 pm

Hi pumpkinpie2,
If the wall is dry lined or plasterboard on studding it should dry very quickly.
If it's a full plaster job, base coat and two finish coats it's probably best left until it looks dry. Your contractor is responsible so if he wants to tile on a wet wall retain 10% just in case the tiles fall off the wall.
Regards S

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Re: Newly Plastered wall for bathroom tiles

by azamsyed » Sat Jul 01, 2023 1:16 pm

Dear PumpkinPie2,

Regarding your question about the drying time for plaster before tiling, it's generally recommended to wait for the plaster to dry out completely before proceeding with any tiling work. While the specific drying time may vary depending on factors such as humidity, temperature, and type of plaster used, a waiting period of at least 14 days is often recommended to ensure that the plaster has cured properly.

Allowing the plaster to dry thoroughly helps to minimize the risk of moisture being trapped beneath the tiles, which could potentially lead to issues such as mold, tile detachment, or discoloration over time. By giving the plaster enough time to dry, you can ensure a solid and stable foundation for your tiles.

In your case, if the bathroom company plans to tile the newly plastered wall the day after it has been plastered, it does seem like a relatively short drying period. It's possible that they may be using a specific type of fast-drying plaster or have alternative methods in place to expedite the drying process. However, it's always a good idea to communicate your concerns to the builders or tiler to ensure they are aware of the recommended drying time and can address any potential risks.

If you have doubts or would like further reassurance, I would suggest discussing your concerns with the bathroom company directly. They should be able to provide you with more information about their process and reassure you that the necessary precautions are being taken to ensure a successful tiling installation.

I hope this information helps, and good luck with your bathroom renovation!

Best regards,
Azam

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