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Is it supporting the second floor and attic? What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support any ceramic tile?
No. The beam is significantly overstressed and deflection is far too high for even a non tile floor
5.25" X 14" 2.2E LVL. That will limit deflection to L/600 for the tile.
Hello. There is a difference. 1.9E has 15% lower modulus of elasticity. With a 1.9E you would need a 5.25" x 16" or 7" x 14"
A steel beam would be W8x24, which is 8" deep and weighs 24 pounds per foot.
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