Originally Posted by brockmiera
Correct me if I'm wrong but when we were looking at houses last summer our realtor told us that most 9x9 tiles contain asbestos.
That's what I've been reading online as well. After looking at the tiles again, I'm afraid they are asbestos tiles. Apparently you can't buy asbestos testers to do yourself so I will have to figure something out. In the meantime, would it be fine for us to scrap the glue off the top of the tiles if they do turn out to be asbestos? I have all the protective equipment and tools we need to remove the carpet/glue. I just don't want to put me or my girlfriend at risk of asbestos scraping the top of the tile.
My plans are to rip the carpet and glue up and leave the tile for now. Future plans were to lay down wood laminate, engineered wood flooring, or stain the concrete slab. I hadn't come to a decision yet because of the tile being there.