Difference between wall tiles and floor tiles?

Can you fit wall tiles to the floor or floor tiles to a wall? Is this possible/effective? Does it depend on the product? How can I tell what may be the case?

Asked by Mo on 17th Dec 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Usually all tiles can be installed in either location, floor or wall. In wall installations you can use premixed adhesive but not in floor installations for strength & water solubility reasons. In floor applications especially, you need to have evenand full adhesive coverage without large air gaps so the tile does not crack in the future. 07 five three nine 434 six zero three"
Answered on 18th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
Walls tiles usually have a gloss finish.floor tiles usually have a matt finish, this is because when wall tiles get wet they get slippy and if they were put on the floor and got wet
They would become slippy and a hazard."
Answered on 18th Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Hello,, my name is Antonio and I'm Tiler and others for só many years. Thanks for getting in touch.. Yes you can use walls tile on the floor and floors tiles on the walls, have no any problem. If look's good, fit it.. However you never use walls adhesives on the floor ok. It's not strong enough to step on it. I hope have help you..
Thanks a lot"
Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"Floor tiles you can do on the walls sometimes but walls tiles not recommended for the floor. Often it depends on the type of polish on the tiles, on their hardness, they can also be slippery .. many factors .. read the detailed description.
All the best
Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"You can but you need to see the quality most of the walls and floor tiles are easy to crack. If lets say you have a heavy fridge and you need to move it the pressure will most likely will crack the tile. Use only hard tiles for floors as it will last"
Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"You can not use wall tiles for floors due to them not being load bearing and will crack, and are generally smaller than floor tiles. You can use floor tiles for walls and these are larherbin size."
Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"Floor tiles to the wall are fine however floor tiles are generally thicker and therefore stronger but also heavier. It's all about tensile strengths of the tile itself. Manufacturers specify either on the boxes of tiles or on the websites they're being sold their suitability for the substrates they're to be used for. All depends on the type of tile ie. Ceramic or porcelain. Basically your looking at tile strengths when it comes to floors as obviously they need to be able to hold a lot more weight than those on the wall.
Hope this helps"
Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
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