Vintage home decor 1960s flooring mid century homes asbestos tile was generally 9x9 but this is some 12x12 out there with asbestos in it.
12x12 vinyl floor tiles asbestos.
Intact asbestos tiles are not a major risk and can in fact be left in place and covered with other materials such as carpet vinyl linoleum or concrete.
Armstrong produced the excelon tile series beginning with a plastic asbestos floor tile series in 1954 referring to the product as vinyl plastic asbestos floor tiles beginning in 1955 and vinyl asbestos tiles from 1957 to 1980.
Testing found 3 chrysotile asbestos in this floor tile sample.
Examine the condition of the tiles.
Asbestos 12x12 floor tile.
Tiles that are disintegrating should be.
In addition to the tiles themselves a layer of mastic a type of adhesive below the tiles is also likely to contain asbestos.
Resilient sheet flooring containing asbestos was also produced finding wide use as early as 1968.
While there are some 12x12 vinyl tiles that don t contain asbestos we ve certainly had asbestos test lab reports back that did find asbestos in 12x12 vinyl flooring so in my opinion it makes sense to treat your 1970s flooring as containing asbestos or to have a sample tested before removal.
Vinyl tiles with asbestos are all 12 12 or 9 9 tiles with asbestos.
Asbestos in floor tiles.
Asbestos floor tiles were manufactured in three sizes.
9 x9 12 x12 and 18 x18.
When vinyl asbestos floor tiles were made calcined clay sold for 1 5 cents per pound and asbestos sold for 4 cents per pound.
The vinyl polymer itself cost 25 cents per pound.
12x12 floor tile and sheet vinyl products 1 the 12x12 tiles are a newer style and has view this document.
I am going to get the tiles tested by a local contractor to confirm the problem before i continue with laying the new vinyl floor.
Asbestos vinyl floor tiles.
Vinyl is a type of plastic that has long been a popular material for floor tiles and sheets the problem is there could be traces of asbestos adhesive that are holding them in place that is.
Actually we suspect the total asbestos content of the floor may be much greater.
Many asbestos floor tiles including old vinyl asbestos flooring is generally safe to be around.
I think i will have to treat or paint the floor before i continue as there is a residue of old glue on the concrete and apparently this residue can contain asbestos.
Asphalt asbestos plastic asbestos and vinyl asbestos floor tiles were sold in 6 x6 9 x 9 and in some years 12 x 12 sizes.