Removing Old Flooring

Old 06-03-06, 07:52 PM
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Removing Old Flooring

I have some old flooring that is under cheap imitation wood looking vinyl(?) flooring that was put down before we moved into this house. I want to take it all the way down to the concrete so that I can start laying a laminate floor.

While looking up information regarding what to do about removing the flooring, I came across several warnings about asbestos flooring cautions. This house is around 30 years old. When did they stop using asbestos backing on the vinyl/linoleum products? Is this something I need to be concerned about and where would I go to have a piece of the flooring analyzed/checked to make sure it does not contain asbestos, in case there is a need to be concerned?

Thanks ahead of time for any and all help.

Old 06-09-06, 12:07 PM
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Asbestos was often found in floor covering and adhesives prior to 1983. The only way to know for sure if you have asbestos is to have flooring and adhesive tested.

For asbestos test kit info on this website:

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