How to Determine Load Bearing Capacity for Floors
By Heide Braley
, last updated March 13, 2012
Before you move heavy objects into a room, you need to determine the load-bearing capacity of the floor, or you may stress it to the point of collapse. Generally, structures are built to hold a lot of weight; but if you are thinking of moving in a piano or maybe adding a large bathtub, you should check what kind of floor support is under the floorboards.