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What is the best way to seal/encapsulate vinyl asbestos tile?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 21, 2013 01:08 AM
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We just bought a home built in 1940, and the basement has wall-to-wall vinyl tiles that we have been told by our inspector "definitely contain asbestos." Most of the tiles are in perfectly fine condition. There are a few that have some big chips in them (but don't seem to be cracking or falling apart). There are also a few tiles that seem to have some small "bubbles" on the surface (but are not cracked open). I'd prefer to encapsulate them and then put a new floating vinyl floor over them. However, I have seen many different theories for what to use to encapsulate the VATs. Any advice on what to use to cover the floor before laying new floor on top would be helpful.




 

 

We just bought a home built in 1940, and the basement has wall-to-wall vinyl tiles that we have been told by our inspector "definitely contain asbestos." Most of the tiles are in perfectly fine condition. There are a few that have some big chips in them (but don't seem to be cracking or falling apart). There are also a few tiles that seem to have some small "bubbles" on the surface (but are not cracked open). I'd prefer to encapsulate them and then put a new floating vinyl floor over them. However, I have seen many different theories for what to use to encapsulate the VATs. Any advice on what to use to cover the floor before laying new floor on top would be helpful.

This is a good question, but a tough one to answer. In fact, the government prefers that you not deal with this issue at all, but rather hire a professional...


 

 

 
 
 

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