What is the difference between pot life, working time, open time and adjustment time? What is the difference between pot life, working time, open time and adjustment time?

What is the difference between pot life, working time, open time and adjustment time?

Pot life is also known as working time, and they both refer to the length of time that the mixed mortar remains usable and workable inside the pot/bucket after it has been mixed.

Open time is the length of time that tile adhesive ribs remain wet and able to receive tiles (before skinning over) after being spread onto the wall or floor.

Adjustment time is the amount of time in which a tile can be adjusted or moved after it has been fixed into the freshly applied tile adhesive.

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