Bathroom or kitchen wall tiling can be complicated. From choosing the tiles, deciding the layout, and making sure your theme and style fit your home as a whole, tiling can be a big project. It is also effected by practicalities. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we have a wealth of tiling experience. As a result, we have produced this guide to weight limits for wall tiling.
Types of Wall
Wall substrates vary a lot. This mainly influences the maximum thickness (including adhesive) of the tiles you can choose to use on different surfaces. Before you head out to your favourite tiling shop, you should check out the wall substrate list to make sure you don’t choose tiles that are too big or heavy for your wall. This can cost you time and money, as well as leading to disappointment, or worse. Tiles applied to walls that are not able to support them can cause a number of structural problems, including leaving holes behind.
Tiling onto Gypsum Plaster
Gypsum plaster walls are good quality. Walls with this well-adhered and dry plaster can support a maximum weight of 20kg/m². As a result, this wall could support ceramic tiles that are around 8mm in thickness, or stone tiles that are 7 mm in thickness.
Tiling onto Gypsum Plasterboard direct
Tiling direct onto plasterboard, without plaster skim is more stable. As a result, these walls can support a maximum weight of 32kg/m². This is suitable for ceramic tiles with a thickness of 12mm, or stone tiles with a thickness of 10mm.
Creating a Feature Wall
If you are planning to create a feature wall, you should check your wall types first. Choosing the wall with the highest load bearing capacity can increase your choice range in relation to tile sizes and styles. As a result, you will have more options to work with. In addition, the rest of the walls will be free to support thinner and plainer tiles, like the classic subway tile.
Other wall substrates
Your wall may not fit into any of the categories previously discussed. If this is the case, check out our other wall substrates listed below.
If you are ready to begin tiling, make sure you follow the weight limits for wall tiling. Take a look at our range of tiles today, here at Tiles 2 Go.