What is the size of asbestos tiles?

Answer 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 »

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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 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 »

Can a jackhammer be used to remove asbestos tiles?

Do not use a jackhammer to remove asbestos tiles. That technique, as well as any other highly destructive technique, will release cancer-causing asbestos fibers into the air. Call an asbestos profe... Read More »

Can I paint over asbestos floor tiles?

The preferred method of dealing with asbestos tiles is to have a certified asbestos abatement contractor remove it or to encapsulate it. Encapsulating tile could be accomplished by sealing, priming... Read More »