How to Clean Asbestos Tile?

Answer Before asbestos was learned to be an extremely hazardous substance, it was used in a wide variety of household products manufactured prior to 1977. Vinyl floor tiles in older homes likely contain a... Read More »

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How do I seal asbestos tile?

Remove all Dirt and DebrisRemove the baseboard along the floor where the asbestos tile is installed with the help of a hammer and pry board. Add degreasing cleaner, and rinse the floor with water. ... Read More »

How do I tell if tile has asbestos?

Asbestos is a substance made from certain naturally occurring fibers that produce strong tiles that insulate well. Because asbestos insulates and provides durability, it once commonly was used in m... Read More »

How do I remove asbestos tile?

PreparationRemove everything from the floor and everything hanging from the walls. Cover all of the walls and ceiling with polyethylene plastic sheeting. Cover the doorways with the plastic sheetin... Read More »

Can I lay new flooring over old asbestos tile?

I think if you seal it with an epoxy it's considered remediation. By being glued in place the asbestos fibres are not exposed to do harm by being breathed in. And if you lay a new floor over top of... Read More »