Bathroom tile and asbestos


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Old 09-09-02, 11:35 AM
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Bathroom tile and asbestos

I recently bought a home built in 65. I started redoing one of our bathrooms. I started pulling the floor, only to realized it could be asbestos. Too late, job completed. I am not sure what vinyl tiles are, but I don't think they are. There were 2 layers of tile beneath the linoleum that was there. Those older 2 layers of tile were hard and brittle, almost like a cement tile or something.

What is the risk of asbestos in that type of tile? I used a screwdriver and scraper to get the floor up. Kind of worried now.
 
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Old 09-09-02, 03:20 PM
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Usually the tile with asbestos is in smaller sizes..8x8..9x9...I haven't seen a lot of 12x12 with it in. If you didn't do any sanding, you should be ok. The asbestos is locked into the tile, so unless you made a lot of dust...you should be fine. Not that you could do anything about it now anyway...except to make sure the dust was cleaned up, so that it didn't get around to the rest of the house.
 
 

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