Quickset tile adhesive not recommended?

Is there any disadvantage to this? I got a bid for tile floor installation and the contractor was not interested in using quickset. I'd like quickset since they need to do the hallways and if we can't walk in the hallways for a couple days, then we can't get to the bedrooms or bathrooms and would have to stay in a hotel those days which is a lot of extra expense and a big hassle. With quickset, they could install tile in the morning and we could walk on it that evening.
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I use rapid set for various reasons, particularly for your situation, but unless you're experienced using it, it can a negative. Because it sets quickly, it has the potential of not bonding well if not used exactly right, while typical thinset is more forgiving to use.
If I need to set just a few tiles, such as with a repair job, I'll use Home Depot's rapid set, which has a very short open time, less than 1/2 hour.
Since a hallway could take a couple or few hours with all the cuts and door jams, the above brand is not practical. My favorite brand to use when I need a longer workability of the thinset is a liquid that Laticrete makes called "Rapid Set". It resembles 2% milk and is mixed with _plain_ (not polymer based multi purpose) thinset. This makes a strong multi-purpose mix that will have between 1 and 2 hours of open-time, and can be walked on in about 4 to 6 hours. Every hour after 4 hours makes it harder and harder, so it would be best if you could come home late that evening, maybe 8 or 9 pm. Better to give it 7 hours to set then to take chances with 4 hours.
Try to find a tiler who understands this stuff. There's no reason you should have to leave the home.
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