I'm contemplating taking it up because the bathroom and hallway it covers are going to be truly reno'd one day. I know I *can* throw vinyl over the top of it, but there's some real changes coming in 2-5 years, and so I have heard I should consider just throwing on the asbestos mask and glasses and gloves and seal off the room and work wet and get them up and gone. I have heard from flooring contractor friends that the asbestos is really imbedded in the tiles and so long as we don't make much dust, we're OK. I intellectually know this, but I'm still a little scared of it. More so even the black glue underneath. I have heard to take them up with a heat gun that will cause the black stuff to become goopy and we can pick up the tile and perhaps ball up the black stuff. I have also heard I can pop the tiles up with dry ice. Anyone want to weigh in? I'm concerned about the feasibility of the project and the indoor air quality thereafter. I'm having a hard time intellectually with this because I have heard from a half dozen people who really would know that it's gonna be OK, but we're soooo taught to dear asbestos that it's still scary to me. Anyone who has done this and wishes to weigh in, please do.