Ask a Handyman Ask a Handyman Read HELPHelp

Previous Question Next Question


Did I just botch my grout job with a fan?
by: Tra posted: Thursday - October 25, 2018
Hello. Some tiles came loose on our shower *floor* 
and we had to re-grout them. We bought a 
grout+sealer product and finished the job at about 
3:30 yesterday, at which point we position a fan 
above the patch of freshly-grouted tiles to help 
speed along the process (as we'd like use of the 
shower sooner than later, if possible).   Just today 
however, I learned using a fan might actually be 
*impeding* the curing process. 

Is this true? Did we screw-up and in fact set 
ourselves back and if so, what to do from here? 

Also I heard, since the grout uses water as part of 
its curing process, it would be okay to shower. 
Although that might've been relating to a tiled wall 
situation instead of floor. Ours Are Floor (though 
not the entire floor. A few tiles' width around the 

Is there a way to know it's definitely shower ready? 
Our bathroom doesn't have great ventilation so I 
don't know if the time listed on the package would 
be affected in any way by that. 

Thanks in advance for your time. 


This question has been closed to responses.
(Close this window)