Asbestos Tile Flooring

Asbestos Tile Flooring

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asbestos fibers pose a health risk when they are friable, meaning the material can crumble and release the fibers into the air. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they lodge in the lungs and do not break down, which can lead to illness. The primary diseases related to asbestos exposure are:

  • Lung cancer

  • Asbestosis (a non-cancer respiratory disease caused by scarring of the lungs)

  • Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining surrounding the lungs, heart, and abdomen)

  •  Floor tiles were installed between 1920 and 1960, there’s a good chance they contain asbestos because most flooring tiles manufactured during this period did. If the tiles were installed between 1960 and 1980, there’s a slight chance they contain asbestos.

  • The flooring tiles are 9 inch square, 12 inch square, or 18-inch squares. The most popular size was 9-inch by 9-inch.

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  • We can doing Asbestos Tile Flooring testing with or without a home inspection.