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Old 06-14-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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Asbestos Tile Basement Bedrooms...Need Advice!


Thank you in advance for your help...I'm lost on this one.

I have just purchased a home with what I believed to be a concrete floor under the stained carpet and pad in the basement.

My plan was to remove the carpet (which covers two sunken floor drains) and stain the concrete.

I have now discovered that under the carpet is asbestos tile which is intact and removal of which is not in budget.

I am looking for options for the basement. We do not want to carpet the basement because of the sunken drains, moisture and heavy canine traffic.

Is there a way we can safely work with or cover the existing asbestos tile which will give us a somewhat attractive floor? There are three bedrooms down there as well as a bath and family room. I am open to any ideas including painting or concrete.

Thanks for your expertise!

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If the old tile is down really good, you can put vinyl tile over the top of it. Or you can intall IVC type sheet vinyl on top.
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