What kind of tile has asbestos?
Does flooring contain asbestos? Flooring, including sheet vinyl, floor tiles and any associated paper-like backing, adhesive or glue, can contain asbestos. Asbestos was added during the production of flooring to strengthen the flooring and to increase its durability.
How do you cover asbestos tiles in a basement?
In a basement I'd suggest a rubber-based carpet pad rather than a fiber pad. You could also cover the tiles with new vinyl flooring, linoleum, or even ceramic tiles. However, as a favor to future owners of your house, make some note of the fact that asbestos tiles are under the new flooring.
What size are asbestos floor tiles?
Asphalt Tile (asphalt-asbestos tile): Is a type of tile that contains asbestos used predominately between the 1920s-1960s. Often tiles were of 9"x9" size (pre-1960) and 12"x12" (post-1960) and typically produced in dark colors (black & dark gray) as asphalt was the main binder.
How do you encapsulate asbestos tiles?
Using concrete to encapsulate asbestos tiles starts by having a clean, well-washed floor surface. Don't be afraid to wet mop and scrub at the tiles, because a clean tile will render better adhesion and a more successful seal. Remove baseboards as part of your prep too, so that you can fully clean your tile.
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