Is there a downside to grouting part of a room?

I still have to cut and lay the tiles around the edges. I'm probably not going to get to it today or this week. Is it bad to grout the part that's done and grout the rest of it at a later date? Will a seam show or will it be weakened where the old grout and new grout meet?
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Joe wrote:

If you're talking about the outer edge row or two and "later date" is a weekend or two from now, I see no real problem.
But, unless I had some other overriding reason, I'd probably just wait and do the whole thing at once rather than go through the mess and cleanup a second time...
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Depends on a bunch of factors. Color of grout, how accurate you are at measuring the grout mixture and limiting water during cleanup, etc., but in general it's not a big problem with lighter tone grouts and a delay of a couple or three days. That being said, I'd probably wait and do it all at once. It's not like you can really use a partially done shower or bathroom and it's easier to keep going than to stop and start again.
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I agree with the others. We experienced grout color differences when we did grout in smaller batches. Each batch was slightly different. You could run into the same issue if its days apart. Less messy if you wait and do it all at once.
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Scott Townsend wrote:

have read that .. don't mix a whole bag in one batch, but save part of the bag to mix with the next?
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