You’ve recently moved into your dream antique home, and now it’s time to tackle all the projects necessary to bring it up to date.
One of the first chores taken on by new owners of older homes is upgrading the flooring throughout the house. It’s rather common to
encounter tile covering the floor of a basement, kitchen, or bathroom that looks as if it’s been there for decades. And in the majority of
cases, it most likely has.
If the tile was created and installed prior to the early 1980s, it is highly likely to contain asbestos.Before homeowners begin recklessly
pulling out tile in preparation for new flooring, it is critical to verify whether the tile contains asbestos.
There are various initial procedures to take to discover whether your home has asbestos tile and whether it is hazardous to your and your
Keep in mind that asbestos only poses a health hazard if the fibres are discharged into the air.Therefore, if you notice that your old tile is
still intact, there is a good likelihood that it is not causing any problems.
That is not to say you should immediately begin breaking the surface with a crowbar or any other tool, as doing so will result in the
release of asbestos into the air. However, if you see that the tile has already begun to chip or break, it should be quickly removed by
Examine the hue.
Asphalt was a significant component of old asbestos tile. As a result, if you notice darker hues within the tile, it most likely includes
Verify the date.
As previously indicated, it is critical to ascertain the tile’s age. While asbestos was utilised in tile manufacturing until the 1980s, its
popularity peaked between the 1920s and 1960s. If you’re working on a single surface without any other layers from that era, asbestos is
almost certain to be there.
Verify the size.
The size and thickness of the asbestos tile are also indicators. The majority of asbestos tile created in the twentieth century was 9-inch
square. Additionally, keep an eye on the thickness. Asbestos tile is typically 2-4 MM thicker than vinyl tile.
Have it examined.
While handling asbestos tile safely is not impossible for the typical homeowner, we do not suggest it.If you believe your property may
contain asbestos tile and would like it removed, you should contact a professional business such as Asbestos Project Management.
We will test the material to confirm it is not harmful before providing a transparent quote for the tile’s safe removal and disposal. Not all the
tile we test is asbestos-containing, and if you are fortunate enough to be in that situation, we will inform you.
Managing Asbestos Projects
Asbestos Abatement 247
Since our inception in 1984, we have been testing and removing asbestos tile from homes and commercial buildings around the Glasgow
area. We are a family-owned and operated business with numerous five-star evaluations.
We are straightforward and would never attempt to sell you a service you do not require. Contact us immediately if you suspect your
home may have asbestos tile.