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Vinyl Asbestos Tile

Posted by BobF on April 2nd, 2004 02:05 AM
In reply to Asbestos Tile by Diane on April 1st, 2004 11:48 PM [Go to top of thread]

You can screw through it to the subfloor, but it is brittle stuff and will crack up when you do that. If you have a wood subfloor it would make more sense to use a 1/4" crown power stapler.
Personally, I would remove it. I can't advise you to do that, but I would keep it wet and scrape it up with a razor floor scraper. Since it is brittle, it will crack and lift off fairly easily.
HOWEVER, the adhesive is usually black stuff that also contains asbestos. You can get a trowel-on sealer to cover it and then go from there.

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