porcelain tiles, curing times and heavy furniture?

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Old 02-08-11, 01:23 PM
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Question porcelain tiles, curing times and heavy furniture?

I'm putting porcelain tiles down on a concrete floor. Have to do one side at a time, moving a heavy pool table each time. Any ideas on how to best avoid any damage to the new tiles as I move the table back on to them. Extended cure times? Table legs are on small wheels now, would nylon slides work better? Any experiences, ideas appreciated? Thanks
 
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I take it the table cannot leave the room?

I'd grout the next day and just let the whole mess sit for a few days before moving the table onto the new tile

Can the table be lifted instead of rolled? I can see it being too heavy for that
 
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has to stay in room

thanks..it has to stay in room...too heavy to lift, last time took 4 men and 4x4s and costs too much to have disassembled/reassembled.
 
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Pool tables should not be moved, especially as you describe. The seam patching material in the slate are likely to crack. I believe most table have 3 slabs of slate. It should be dismantled and then re assembled. OK, you already knew that.

So, if you wanna try to move it, I recommend waiting as long as possible after grouting, but place sheets of thick plywood to walk on and under the legs too. A minimum of 4 people, I recommend 6. Good luck.

Jaz
 
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