Yet another asbestos floor tile thread.
Thanks for the input guys. I've been researching these tiles and they appear to most likely be asbestos. It looks like I've got something similar in the kitchen under the vinyl flooring... but, this looks to be well adhered to the subfloor and may be linoleum. I'm hoping I can remove the vinyl, put down some backer board and tile over it. Done. I'm guessing I've got the same setup in the bathroom.
The basement is another thing all together. The water heater hemorrhage caused a good sized river down the center of the basement. This is where the vinyl stick-em tiles are curling and the asbestos tiles underneath seem loose. And it just so happens to be the area that gets the most foot traffic on the way to the laundry room.
Honestly, I'd like to see them gone and I'm considering hiring someone. But, I'm sure having them professionally removed is expensive. I'm going to make a few phone calls tomorrow and see if someone can give me a rough estimate on how much it'll run. I'd say about 75% of my basement is covered in this stuff.. however, there aren't any obstructions. (not anymore since I've demo-ed the "rec room").
I think I will try the test kit at Ace, poppameth.... just to make it official. Who knows? Maybe there's a remote chance they're not asbestos and I can just start going gonzo with the scraper!! lol.
Does anyone know what sort of procedures/precautions are used by the professionals when removing this stuff?
Last edited by skipjack; 09-02-2008 at 11:00 PM.