MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    How do I know my wall tiles won't be too heavy?

    Tilers

    If I want to tile walls how do I know that the tiles won’t be too heavy and cause wear and tear to the wall structure? I suppose I should have a professional take a look just in case? Thanks.

    Asked by Michael on 10th Jan 2022
    Share this question

    Best Answer

    Massey Tiling Contracts

    "The guide is 32kg per m2 gypsum plasterboard and 20kg per m2 for plaster skim allow for roughly 2kg per m2 for adhesive over tile weight too"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Jul 2017 - report
    ZebraBuild

    "Generally, unless the skim coat on your walls is crumbling if you have purchased for purpose wall tiles it will be fine.

    The adhesive seeps into the porous skim to form a strong bond"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    D tech FM

    "Look at the specs and higher a pro tiler to figure this out."

    Answered on 23rd Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Antonio De Souza

    "Don't worry about that! Just apply the wall adhesive tiles in the bag, fast setting. That's it. Will be very hard and doesn't matter if the tile is heavy or light."

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    A.g.ceramics

    "Tiling in most cases make walls stronger as long as the wall is sold ie no movement and depending on thickness of the tile too much weight can be dangerous tile halfway let it cure then carry on it will be stronger as long as fitted correctly"

    Answered on 10th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started
    x

    Report Content