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Tiling Weight Limits

If you are planning a bit of DIY tiling (and why not ) please remember the tiling weight limits for the surface (wall substrate) you are tiling to !

We get a lot of calls to put right (which is more expensive than the job done properly ) DIY jobs that have failed as a result of ignoring this ! Tiling in this guide is for the combined weight of tiles, adhesive and grout !

 

WALL SUBSTRATES

MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF TILING PER M²
GYPSUM PLASTER20KG/M²
GYPSUM PLASTERBOARD DIRECT (WITHOUT A PLASTER SKIM)

32KG/M²

WOOD-BASED SHEETSUP TO 30KG/M²
FOAM-CORED TILE-BACKING BOARDS

UP TO 60KG/M²

FIBRE-CEMENT BOARDSUP TO 60KG/M²
GYPSUM FIBRE BOARDS

APPROXIMATELY 35- 40KG/M²