# How much weight can a floor support

## How many kilos can you load on 1m²?

Hello,

I live in an old building, 1st floor, the floor consists of planks and laminate is laid on the planks. How many kilos can I put on an area 200cm wide x 60cm deep? Can I put 500-600kg on such an area?
I would appreciate an answer.

Kind regards
MEMPHIS

### Now...

... to do this, it would first have to be known what the dimensions of the beams under the boards are (how much x how many cm), at what distance they run from one another, in which direction under the loaded surface (lengthways or across the loaded surface) and whether it is in the middle of the room or on the wall and how the load acts on the floor, e.g. over 4 both or over the entire surface etc.
In DIN 1055 traffic loads, however, it is stated that a value of 2 KN / m must be expected for wooden joist ceilings. (So ​​when building)
2 KN correspond to 200 kg. However, this only applies to traffic loads, i.e. loads that do not have a permanent effect.
With constant loads it will probably be more, but I can't say how much exactly.
Depending on this, it can of course well be that in a very old house it can either be a lot more or a lot less. It always depends on what it was planned for.
Greetings, Frank
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### sorry, ...

... it should mean 4 legs

### RE:

So I have a 150 x 50 x 50cm aquarium (375 liters) on a cabinet with a base plate of 200 x 60 x 16cm, on the base plate (kitchen worktop) with Ytong stones the following dimensions (60 x 20 x 10cm), each 3 times be evenly distributed over the area of ​​2m. The height of the cabinet is then 65cm. The top of the cabinet is then again a 200 x 60 x 16cm (kitchen worktop). My living room is 6m long and 4m wide. The aquarium is on the 4m long wall.

Kind regards
MEMPHIS

### Aquarium on wooden beam ceiling

Dachog. You write that the location of the aquarium should be on the short side of the room. Normally the ceiling beams are laid towards the shorter side of the room. Your aquarium therefore runs parallel to the ceiling beams. If you are lucky with at least one beam, if you are unlucky it will be between two ceiling beams. Somehow it has to be found out what the span direction of the ceiling joists is. Then at least two beams should be loaded and as close as possible to the support, or not necessarily in the middle. If this is observed, I would not see any problems if everything else is OK. is. Kind regards. ut de ole mark.

### sometimes very pragmatic

hello everyone
The safest way leads to a structural engineer.
As is so often the case, it may or may not work. Then it's the turn of liability. And the aquarium is perhaps not all alone there and at the latest when someone like me with its 100kg traffic load looks in happily ...
Greetings Lukas