Replacing an Asbestos Tile Floor

Replacing an Asbestos Tile Floor

In this economy, many homeowners are rolling up their sleeves and trying more and more do it yourself (DIY) projects. This is a great idea, not only will you save a little bit of money, you will have the satisfaction that you did it yourself!

If you are wanting to replace your old tile floor, there are several products out there that promise to make it easy on you! One product is a tile that you peel and stick. However, if you have an older house you could very well have asbestos tile.

No reason to panic, experts say, you should be able to remove these without damaging the face of the Asbestos tile too much. Expert say, It’s recommended that you use an adhesive remover. Let this product soak in and dissolve the glue instead of digging into the tile that is beneath. Asbestos is not a risk until it is torn-up and in the air. If you were to install a new floor over this you would be encapsulating the Asbestos which is generally acceptable. Good luck!


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    Comment by joe@dividend paying stocks: Feb 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    I would also open windows and use a fan blowing air out of window when removeing the tile. i would buy a respirator that is for asbestos to be safe when removing the tile and tyveck or paper suit to keep it of clothes. dry ice also works to loosen the tile. make sure to double garbage bag the tile so it does not break.

    Wash all clothes after removal of tile and take shower. this will make sure no dust is left for you to breath. Your only problem is if you breath it in and it only affects some people not everyone.

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    Comment by limestone flooring: Feb 14, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    If someone wants to replace an asbestos tile floor, then he has to hire a licensed asbestos contractor to replace asbestos tile floor because it is important for the health and safety for you.

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    Comment by Bernard @ Bathroom Tiles: Feb 14, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    If you are tiling your floor, I would not recommend trying to tackle the removal of any asbestos yourself! Specialists will do the job properly and you will be left knowing that you have no harmful particles floating around. Once it has been removed then you’ll have peace of mind to complete the work yourself.

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    Comment by Andy: Feb 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    I really think as the suggestion say to maybe call in the specialists if your not 100% sure what to do.

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    Comment by Richard@Kids Dentist: Mar 6, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    I think the role you’ll have will be to assist the floor specialist and also giving him your preferred tile design. Yes, it is nice idea but I think it’s better to have a professional as well. If you really want to try out, ask for assistance or learn from reading manuals and articles like this.

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    Comment by Jon: Mar 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Asbestos is something I wouldn’t take a chance on playing with no matter how distraught the economy currently is, some stuff is meant to be handled by professionals. But that’s just my personal opinion :)

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    Comment by R: Mar 29, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    Asbestos is a natural fibrous mineral and Floor tiles may contain only a small amount of asbestos may vary from 1%-100%.

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    Comment by indian stones: Mar 29, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Asbestos is found in some vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives and this post giving me great knowledge about tiles.

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