How do I determine if basement tiles are asbestos?

Answer Asbestos is a material that has been used for thousands of years. It is a strong, durable substance and is fire-resistant. The ancient Romans used it as a building material. They even believed it w... Read More »

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Is it dangerous to remove asbestos tiles in the basement?

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, removing asbestos tiles anywhere in your home can be hazardous to your health if the materials are damaged or friable. You should consult a licensed... Read More »

What should asbestos tiles be covered with?

On One Hand: Seal a Potential ProblemAsbestos tile is only dangerous if broken, so the tactic of asbestos encapsulation is effective in covering good tile. Seal the space with an air-proof barrier ... Read More »

What are asbestos tiles made of?

Depending on the age of the floor, asbestos tiles may contain asphalt, polyvinyl chloride, plastic and true vinyl. Mixed with these materials will be varying amounts of asbestos fibers. The fibers ... Read More »

What is the size of asbestos tiles?

The standard size for early asbestos tiles was 9 inches by 9 inches. Later tiles also came in a larger 12-by-12 size. Size alone is not an indication of the presence of asbestos. The definitive way... Read More »