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    How much weight can a bedroom floor handle?

    Anyone know how much weight you can put per square foot on a standard bedroom floor? I'm asking because I was thinking some sims must weigh a fair bit.

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    Re: How much weight can a bedroom floor handle?

    Shouldn't be a problem. If you're getting a real one put up there. It may be worth while getting a structural engineer or a surveyor around just to check the surrounding loadbearing walls.

    However i wouldn't anticipate any problems. Floors are made for strength. Make sure the joists under the floorboards are in good order. Old rotting joists may not hold large weight such as a real pit as much as new hardwood ones installed etc etc.

    Very expensive though should any of this work needing to be done. As much as this pains me to say no-ones sim is going to leave the ground and yours shouldn't either
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    Re: How much weight can a bedroom floor handle?

    The standard is usually 40 PSF live load.
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    Re: How much weight can a bedroom floor handle?

    It depends upon the criteria and code under which the building was built. Want to do it on a water-bed, huh? Water weighs 8 pounds per gallon, so first determine how much your mattress will hold depending upon whether it is baffled or semi-baffled or not.

    Water beds consume less weight per square foot than a fridge , washing machine or other appliances. This is due to the weight distribution of the water bed. Filled or baffled mattresses weigh less than 50 to 75 per cent of unbaffled mattresses. Now, if you and your companion get on top of your water bed and start a whole lot of gyration, like is most typical of people desiring the wave action of a water bed, then you should consult engineering professionals who can accurately calculate the dynamic forces that might be applied to the structure upon which the bed rests.

    In most residential settings, a bed placed on the 2nd story, would probably have a whole lot of room before approaching maximum overload, unless I, or someone of similar physical ability, were the one engaged in producing the motion. So, lay wide, and let that young man or strapped up girlfriend pound away!!

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    Re: How much weight can a bedroom floor handle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent View Post
    I'm asking because I was thinking some sims must weigh a fair bit.

    Well, it all depends on what you want to simulate in a bedroom

    If you want your wife to stay happy, which will be quite difficult when the flightsimulation virus has entered your life, I would not advise a flightsim in the bedroom. Of course you can simulate other things there that are noisy etc..

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