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How to Deal with Asbestos Flooring in Your HomeBy: Danny Lipford
I think my bathroom floor tile contains asbestos. Can I tile over it without causing a danger to my health? – Jackie
As long as you’re okay with the increased height of the finished floor, and you don’t disturb the existing asbestos contaminated floor tile, you’re perfectly safe covering over the tile with new flooring. In fact the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has made it quite clear that encapsulating old asbestos tile is both safe and acceptable.
If you do disturb or remove the existing asbestos floor tile, however, you need to have a certified asbestos removal company conduct the work to keep from causing a health hazard and spreading asbestos fibers throughout your home.
Good luck with your project,
- Asbestos in Your Home (EPA)
- Tiling Over a Tile Floor (article)
- How to Tile Over Vinyl Flooring (article)
- How to Lay a Tile Floor (article)
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