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Unread 09-16-2019, 01:08 PM   #1
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Question about stacking boxes of tile in garage


I have several boxes of 12x12 and 18x18 tile that I want to store in the garage on a pallet for a future project. These won't be moved except by hand (no fork lift, etc.). Is there a limit to how many boxes I can stack on top of each other (flat, not on end) without damaging them? My hope was to have a stack of 10 boxes high of the 18x18 size and 5 boxes high of the 12x12. The boxes probably weigh about 50 # each. I don't want to damage them if possible. Thanks
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Unread 09-16-2019, 01:56 PM   #2
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Look on the boxes themselves and see if they have any instructions on how many can be stacked.

While I don't recall if I have or have not seen such instructions on boxes of tile, there is most certainly other consumer products where the boxes have instructions (for pallet loader and retail storage) that will state what is the limit on the number that can be stacked (and perhaps even what orientation they should be stacked... such as should the tile be stacked flat, or on the edge of the tile).
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I don't think compression would be an issue, but safety might be. If you get them so high that they're not stable, that would be a problem. You could gauge that as you go, and depending on the conditions in the area.

I imagine having a stack of 18x18's fall on you would cause quite a boo-boo.

For what it's worth, putting that tallest stack in a corner would be better, if you can do that.

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Unread 09-16-2019, 08:59 PM   #4
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I agree that compression isnt an issue. But safety is.

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