The time has come to tear out the kitchen!
It's a sheet vinyl floor which I think is about 4 yrs old based on when the PO said she had it put in.
Underneath it is plywood.
Underneath that plywood is some "awesome green" sheet vinyl. The picture is taken underneath my dishwasher. The sheet vinyl does not appear to be attached very well to whatever it sits on top of - if at all.
The house is from 1930 and based on the stories I exchanged with the PO, nothing was redone when she bought it in 1979 leading me to believe that this "awesome green" floor is also from 1930.
There seems to be TONS of information available for trying to educate yourself on whether or not there is asbestos in your tile, I have even found "Guides" with patterns and manuf. names ......... this does not seem to be the case with sheet vinyl. Are the rules of thumb the same? By that I mean "assume the worst" if its' made before 1980?
I'd really like this floor out because the added height the new floor on top of it adds has made it impossible to have a doormat in front of the entry door and some high transitions going into the kitchen from other rooms.