The tiles won't crack; and indeed you will be very surprised as to how easy they slide off with a squirt of water and a putty knife. This assumes that you could leave it un-used for a year. I have seen re-emulsified mastic, and it is not a pretty sight--it becomes a gooey mess. The fumes alone make most people stay away from it, and the cleanup can be difficult. That's then the tiles start popping off.
I have seen re-emulsified mastic, and it is not a pretty sight--it becomes a gooey mess. Traditional sanded and nonsanded grouts are much easier to work with, but they should probably be sealed to slow down staining and mildew growth. The tiles won't crack; and indeed you will be very surprised as to how easy they slide off with a squirt of water and a putty knife. I think it is a waste of time grouting this shower, because in a year, you'll be doing it again. The tiles just below the spout and handles, which stay fairly dry will probably not be affected very much, although when you replace the other tiles in a year, which will come off very easily the dry wall will be a bear to replace, and yes, you may crack some of those removing them from the dry wall. Epoxy is glue, not a portland cement based product like grout. That's just my preference. And, even if the mastic was dry at one point in time, it will absorb the water and re-emulsify. All Scooter was saying is that because yours is a tub, not a dedicated shower stall, you may get a few more months or years out of your tile job, but it will fail eventually. The sealer depends on the type of grout you're going to use. You will be surprised how easily they come off. I hope you take a lot of baths, because steady use as a shower will cause the tiles to pop off. The counter guy told me its ok to use mastic for the shower walls, but to use thinset for the floor.. The fumes alone make most people stay away from it, and the cleanup can be difficult. Really it won't be a big deal. Other tiles which don't get so wet will fully cure, and will not pop off. You could remove all the tiles in about an hour. Definitely don't use mastic over a waterproofing layer of any type. My opinion; worth price charged. Dude, I'd just bite the bullet on this and scrape the tiles off. Seems that would be bad practice and ruin their reputation.. I agree that the time to take this stuff off is now. But I wouldn't use it on shower walls or floor, regardless of the substrate. That's then the tiles start popping off. If mastic is such a problem and i dont disagree why would he suggest it? Even after being fully cured, if exposed to a constant stream of water the stuff will re-emulsify.
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