When did they stop putting asbestos in vinyl flooring?

Answer Asbestos, which is a cancer-causing material, was used in vinyl flooring until 1972, at which time manufacturers switched to other composite materials for the production of flooring. Certain preca... Read More »

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How to Remove Vinyl Flooring With Asbestos?

Studies show that people exposed to asbestos have an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. When asbestos materials are distur... Read More »

When was asbestos vinyl flooring discontinued?

Most Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT) was out of the system by 1979 however in an effort to make sure the wholesale & retail pipeline was all clear & without creating a financial burden on the companies w... Read More »

When did they stop using asbestos in flooring?

Although no legislation banned the use of asbestos until 1989, U.S. flooring manufacturers began using alternative materials in the 1970s. Reports issues by the Environmental Protection Agency in t... Read More »

Can laminate wood flooring be layed over vinyl flooring?

Yes, laminate flooring can be laid over vinyl flooring, however, there are some considerations. First of all, inspect your vinyl flooring for any damage. Acordian style tears will create a "bump" i... Read More »