Tile Weight: What do tiles actually weigh?

The weight of tiles plays an important role on two occasions: when moving home after the purchase and later when disposing of old tiles. How heavy tiles are usually, and what the weight determines, you can find out here.

Tiles - what determines the weight?

Tiles are often very different, also as far as the material - and especially the density - is concerned. Of course this also affects the weight of the tiles. The higher the density of tiles, the higher the weight, of course.

When disposing of course also plays a role in how much plaster and tile adhesive depends on the tiles - this can represent a considerable additional weight, so you must always pay attention when disposing of tiles not to overload the respective vehicle. Volume and weight are often out of proportion here.

There are hardly any guideline values ​​for the tile weight - although in trade, a roughly approximate value of around 25 kg per square meter of tiles is assumed, and for safety's sake, around 10 per cent is calculated when calculating - for example for transport. However, this value is, as I said, only a very rough approximation, and when disposing of tiles with cleaning and adhesive residues, of course, he is certainly not.

Vehicles: Weighing is better than treasuring

When it comes to the maximum load limit of a vehicle, you should weigh in each case for safety's sake, rather than estimate. The security risk of heavy overloading is simply too high, and tile weights are very difficult to estimate.

Tips & Tricks

For newly purchased tiles, which are still delivered in the original packaging, you can often find an indication of the weight per square meter - you can usually rely on these values ​​then. Often they are missing in many packaging.

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