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suggestion for garage storage of many excess floor tiles (Large heavy ceramic) that need to stand on their edge


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  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Jan 05, 2021

    Could you put a pallet on the floor and rest the tiles in the grooves and then angle them toward the wall. Does that make sense?

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 05, 2021

    This is a good time of year to purchase storage bins at a good price. You could put them in those.

    Another thought would be to strap them together to make sure they don't fall. Then secure the straps to the wall. A bit more permanent but might work.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 05, 2021

    Hello if it all my situation I would consider building wooden frames or crates to hold the tiles for lasting and secure storage.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 05, 2021

    Hi Ed, I would first definitely get something under them to give them a little distance from the concrete floor. A piece of plywood or a pallet covered in plywood would work. After that I would strap them together and lash them to the studs in the garage wall.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 05, 2021

    One of the most important parts of storing tile is knowing how to stack it. A couple of boxes on top of each other is not an issue, but if you need to store a large amount, the boxes need to be positioned in their factory position, with the tile stacked vertically on edge rather than flat. Stacking the tiles horizontally will result in pieces crushing and breaking under the weight, while vertically they can withstand plenty of pressure.


  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Jan 05, 2021

    Here is a cart I made for my pet supplies but you can use for anything https://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/diy-pet-storage-cart-on-wheels-2/

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 05, 2021

    If at all possible store them in their original boxes, that way you'll have easy access to lots. Also store them upright, the pressure is too great on them if you have too many stacked flat on top of each other, this is why you see many cracked tiles in the boxes at the diy stores. A good idea is to keep them off the concrete to prevent any moisture leaching onto them and causing discoloration.

  • find a sturdy box that is just the right side and put them in there on their side. Then you can stack the boxes on shelves.

  • The original boxes are best, if you still have them. Be sure to keep them off the floor(on a pallet or put a few strips of wood under them. If you store them on a shelf, be sure it is sturdy - tiles get heavy quickly! I have read that they can be stored flat, but if you decide to store them on their side, be sure you have something around them so they don't fall over.

  • Janice Janice on Jan 05, 2021

    I would opt to store them on the flor rather than on shelves. You might even want to place them in a lage plastic bin that can be scooted into different areas of the garage which will also keep them moisture freee. Packages of tiles can get very heavy in a hurry. Just be sure to place a barrier between the concrete of the garage floor and the boxes so as not to have moisturelleach into the cardboard of the boxes.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 05, 2021

    Hi Ed: You could make a holder out of 1x1 pieces of wood. All you would need is a frame type thing. For instance, if your tiles are 12 x 12 x 1 and you have 20 of them, make a frame that's 12 1/2 wide, 22 " long ( you need space to lift the tiles in and out) 12 1/2 wide and 11 inches tall, unless you want them below the rail, then make it 13 inches tall. You make the bottom and top frame the same size and then the ends the same size. For the bottom (floor) part, you can lay boards that are about 1" thick on the bottom. This is the easiest way I can think of, and you would make it to fit your circumstances. Good luck

  • Ah yeah, that's tough as they're big, heavy, and take up a lot of space. Could you lean them against the wall then build storage over them so the space isn't lost? Set some 1x2's on the floor and set the tiles on top of them.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 11, 2021

    Hi Ed, do you need to keep them onsite? You could pick up a small storage tent to keep the elements out, and stack them on pallets vertically, they would be out of your way and ready to when needed

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