Can you put Wall Tiles on the Floor?

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…

Can you put Wall Tiles on the Floor?

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.

BAL tile weight guide

You willl need to find out your tiles weight per km (the Tileflair helpdesk/ store will have this information) plus add 2-4km per m2 for grout and adhesive.

The above table has been taken from the BAL Professional Fixing Guide.

La Pobla setting

La Pobla and Bordeaux tile ranges shown above are suitable for the floor and wall.

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.

  1. Linear A unique textured tile that blends and contrasts colours. This glazed porcelain tile combines durability with beauty and colour.
  2. Beret Textured tiles add personality and a unique twist to traditional tile designs.

Linear and Beret tile ranges shown above. Mont Blanc and West End shown below.

Mont Blanc
West End

  1. 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.
  2. West End West End stone effect tiles are versatile and add an airy, functional feel to your home whilecreating the illusion of more space.
  3. Split The impressive Split range not only has textured tiles suitable for the wall and floor, but also mosaic tiles perfect for wet rooms.
Split black

Some more tile ranges that are perfect for floors and walls designs include: Split, Timber, Puglia, Woodland, Vancouver, Jurassic, Venetian and Quartz.

If you are unsure about which tiles are suitable for the floor or wall, or have any other question about your tile project, our friendly Help Desk will happily help! 01179598888