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Posted by bc on January 9th, 2001 12:50 AM
In reply to Asbestos in linoleum??? by Joel B. on January 9th, 2001 12:15 AM [Go to top of thread]

talk to your local health department for lab that does asbestos testing. Maybe you will get lucky. Old vinyl has to be scraped off with a sharp flooring scraping knife with a 3' handle. Home cheapo has them.

If it has asbestos and/or if it is stuck to 3/4" subfloor, then leave it cause you need to put 1/2" of cement backer board to create a solid surface for ceramic tile which needs at least 1 1/4" of floor under it. You will actually loose space with a ceramic tile floor so adjust accordingly along walls, cabinets, and door openings and use appropriate trim.

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