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Unread 09-25-2020, 08:46 AM   #1
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Working time for large float

I plan on floating a mud floor for a room that is approximately 10' by 20'
Can I just keep moving along and blending new mud into areas that i have already floated?
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Unread 09-25-2020, 10:01 AM   #2
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Welcome, John.

Presuming you're planning to use deck mud for your "floating," so long as you keep a "fresh" edge you can continue adding and shaping more mud for whatever distance you need to cover. You do not want to have any cold joints in your newly mortared floor.

What type of subfloor are you mudding over?

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Set your screeds to your advantage and do so in a way that you can back your way out. We’ve set screeds on our staging day and bonded to them next day with thinset. This allowed us to get all of our technicals out of the way, and come refreshed to bang out the float/fill. The cold joints to the screeds were a mute point as we installed Stratamat over our mud before tiling. 10’ by 20’ is very manageable within a day, if you can afford to bring in an extra hand to get the grunt work divided up.
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