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diymom 08-09-2006 03:49 PM

Help I can't identify my flooring...
 
We have this strange material that goes up the stairs in the house we bought. The house is almost 100 years old and I have no idea what this is. It looks like some sort of grey vinyl with a backing.:eek:
I want to pull it up and sand, but I am afraid of asbestos adhesives.

Can anyone help
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43...k/DSCF0015.jpg

redline 08-09-2006 08:25 PM

This material may be linoleum. It is difficult to tell by the picture.
Some linoleum did contain asbestos. The best thing to do is to take a sample and have it tested. It may not contain asbestos.

Floorwizard 08-10-2006 11:04 AM

a closer up pic will help.

it's true you can have a piece tested.

ITEL is such a company that will do it.

diymom 08-13-2006 09:20 AM

I am trying to add a closer shot of the floor. I will for sure get it tested, just to be on the safe side.http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43...k/DSCF0016.jpg

Floorwizard 08-13-2006 08:32 PM

Test that bad boy.


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