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## Uniformly and concentrated floor loads

Typical uniformly and concentrated floor loads are indicated below.

(kN)
(kN/m2)
Bedroom, dwelling 1.8 1.5
Bedroom, hotel 1.8 2.0
Bathroom 1.8 2.0
Balcony, dwelling 1.4 1.5
Balcony, hotel or guest house 1.5 kN/m at outer edge 3.0
Communal area 1.4 1.5
Factory, general 4.5 5.0
Kitchen, communal 4.5 3.0
Laboratory 4.5 3.0
Laundry 4.5 3.0
Library 4.5 4.0
Office 2.7 2.5
WC 1.8 2.0
Warehouse, general storage 1.8 2.0
Work area, general 2.7 2.5
Workshop 4.5 5.0

### How to Calculate Load in kN?

If you have the mass in kg - the load in kN can be calculated as

F = m g / 1000                 (1)

where

m = mass (kg)

g = gravitational acceleration (9.81 m/s2)

#### Example - Calculate the Load from a 800 kg Pallet

The load from a pallet with mass 800 kg can be calculated as

F = (800 kg) (9.81 m/s2) / 1000

= 7.8 kN

## Related Topics

• Statics - Loads - forces and torque, beams and columns.

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