# How Much Weight Can A Floor Joist Hold?

The joists must be able to support at least 40 pounds of live load per square foot. However, the joists’ span would need to be reduced to 11 feet 11 inches in order to safely support heavier weight when using the 50 pounds per square foot live load/10 pounds per square foot dead load table.

### How much weight can 2×10 floor joists support?

There is a 40-pound-per-square-foot (psf) live load, and a 10-psf dead load, for the 2×10 floor joist. A 2×10 joist can span a maximum of 40 psf while maintaining its structural integrity, according to a joist span table.

### Can my floor support 2000 pounds?

At least 60 PSF would be required for a 60″x80″ area to bear a 2,000 pound load, based on the original construction’s design. To support 60 PSF over a 12-foot span, you would need at least 2x8s installed at 16″ on center.

### How much weight can a wood frame floor hold?

Typically, a wood-frame floor covered with carpet or vinyl flooring has a dead load of about 8 pounds per square foot; if there’s a wall-board covered ceiling suspended from the underside of that floor, the dead load increases to about 10 pounds per square foot.

### How much weight can a second floor joist hold?

In a bedroom, the second floor can hold 30 pounds per square foot and support a 40-pound weight load. However, the floor’s total weight capacity is determined by the room’s dimensions. It’s critical that you distribute your weight evenly throughout the space.

### What weight can joists support?

In other words, the joists can bear a live load of at least 40 pounds per square foot. The joists’ span would need to be reduced to 11 feet 11 inches in order to safely support heavier weight, as shown by the 50 pounds per square foot live load/10 pounds per square foot dead load table.

### How far can a 2×10 floor joist span without support?

Joists graded “Structural Select” allow joist spans of up to 21 feet for a live load of 30 pounds per square foot when spaced 12 inches apart, 19 feet 1 inch for 16 inch spacing, and 16 feet 8 inches for 24 inch spacing when using Douglas fir 2-by-10 joists, respectively.