If you have just had tiles installed on plasterboard, before there is an issue, you should check to see if everything is up to specifications.
The allowed MAXIMUM weight adhered on Gib’s 10mm Aqualine is 20kg per m2. Tile trends are almost always of the larger formats and with adhesive, weights exceed 30kgs per m2.
It is absurd in the Gib Publication Book it states “Most ceramic and porcelain tiles weigh less than 20kg/m2” This has not been the case for the past decade.
Gib are not the ones installing the tiles so it falls back to the tiler to ensure the substrate is suitable.
The problem there is either “Ignorance is bliss” or no voice for fear of losing the job to a tiler that doesn’t know or care.
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Tile Weight Guide Table
|Tile thickness and type||Weight per m²(approx)without adhesive|
|6mm Ceramic||14.5 kg|
|8mm Ceramic||18 kg|
|10mm Ceramic||21 kg|
|12mm Ceramic||24 kg|
|8mm Porcelain||20 kg|
|10mm Porcelain||24 kg|
|12mm Porcelain||28 kg|
|10mm Natural stone||31 kg|
|12mm Natural stone||36.5 kg|
|20mm Natural stone||58 kg|