Can you put floor tiles on the wall?
Some floor tiles are designed to be fixed to the floor and the wall. Other floor tiles are not suitable for the wall due to the weight constrictions. So in answer to this blog question, the answer is not one size fits all! Sorry, I’ll try to explain why…
It depends on weight
If you wish to unleash the inner tile-geek in you, refer to the BAL weight restrictions chart below. Factors you need to consider include the surface you are tiling onto. Is it plaster or hardboard? As you can see on the table below, if the weight of your tile (combined with adhesive and grout) exceeds the maximum weight per m2 – it is not a good idea to use that floor tile on the wall. But as mentioned, it depends on the weight. One solution is to use a tile-backing board because it can cope with a lot more weight.
The Tileflair Helpdesk are always happy to help out with any technical query, so please contact us if unsure. We are the tile experts after all.
The above table has been taken from the BAL Professional Fixing Guide.
5 Tiles suitable for the floor and wall
There are design advantages of using the same tile on the floor and wall as the pattern, colour, size and texture used on the tiles is continuous throughout the entire space, rather than segregating the wall and the floor. It is personal choice which style looks better.
A unique textured tile that blends and contrasts colours. This glazed porcelain tile combines durability with beauty and colour.
The brushed effect porcelain tiles combined with the matching mosaics create a cool and contemporary vibe in modern home
- Mont Blanc
This realistic slate effect tile has the texture and depth of natural slate. The colour variation gives an impressive effect to all spaces.
Decide whether you want a matt finish to absorb the light, or a gloss finish to reflect the light. Available in elegant neutral colours.
The textured finish on these tiles matches the colour variety on each tile. The effect is reminiscent of fabric texture.
Why not download the Tileflair app and send us a picture of the room you’re planning on decorating and let our talented team send you some recommendations?