How long does it take for Type S mortar to set?
Herein, how long does it take for mortar to set?
Different jobs require unique types of mortar, each of which may have a distinct drying time. For example, thin-set mortar used for tiles and counter tops requires 24 to 48 hours to dry while brick mortar made from Portland cement can require up to 28 days to dry.
Likewise, people ask, how long does it take for a mortar bed to cure?
Once the mortar is set you can continue the process of placing either the shower pan or tile. (Note for tiling: Tiling should begin within approximately 16 hours of the mortar bed installation. After 24 hours, the mortar bed enters a green state and should not have tile adhered to it for 28 days.)