I got stuck with prior owner putting padding and carpeting over 9x9 in basement. They are heavily cracked and chipped. You should consult a real expert on this, but I would guess enclosing it under a wood floor should be fine, as long as you don't mess around with it first. If it does, then use plastic sheeting you have for the vapor barrier. But I want to know the best way to cover that so I can put on a new floor.
Where the walls and doorways contact the new wood floors is a glue down required? I worry it would bring down my sales price. The floor tiles in bedrooms that were part of a 1960s addition on my home have been found to have asbestos. Like I said before, if it turns out that it is not an asbestos tile, then we'd be happy to help you with the rest of your installation. I also have them on a very small sun porch that's not in use. Prior to encapsulation is it safe to heavily clean the floors? We like to have the same timber flooring throughout the whole new kitchen area and at the same level.
Paula and Len We moved into our home last month and we too have asbestos tiles in the basement. No, I never heard of it but that doesn't mean much. In the last two hundred years, it has been used in thousands of products including brake pads, clutches, gaskets, fire proofing and prevention materials, plastics such as vinyl, cigarette filters, laboratory hoods, heavy duty work clothing, construction adhesives, ductwork and insulation. Hi All I am a complete newbie with flooring. If theyre really loose and floppy Id take them out, lift them out and dispose of them. If it is well contained, a lot of buyers are willing to leave it where it is, as long as it's never going to be disturbed.
Works great for carpet, tackstrips and all get installed on the membrane. How do I overcome this issue please? I would like to know what I need to do when I am going past a bathroom doorway as the lip in the doorway needs to be higher than the flooring and the current one may not be. Or would the underlayment suffice as a vapor barrier? How much is going to depend on the brand of laminate you are using. I see three questions, each dependant on a positive answer to the previous. The steps would be different for your project. Contact your realtor or realty firm to double check if that would affect the price, it may depend on your area.
Working with asbestos tiles is a bit of a tricky area, but we train our measure technicians to have a keen eye for it so that we can make sure we finish all our installation jobs safely. Let us know if we can further assist you. Can we not in the flooring industry deal with moisture and a suitable flooring for basements? But what I can't figure is why do I have to do anything? Also, do I need to seal the floor before laying down a new one? The cutback is the difficult product to remove, all chemicals used to remove will void new products warranty. The floor was never leveled. But if theyre stuck and flat I would just go right on top of them.
Here is the extremely informative article. If the tile is damaged or breaking apart, then that should be addressed because of the potential health hazard. Can still gain input to make decision by having someone or 2-3 come in to advise on install. The floor currently has carpet over old 9x9 tiles and below that is concrete. Check with home inspectors or code enforcement locally to enlist the help of a certified asbestos abatement firm.
If it does, then use plastic sheeting you have for the vapor barrier. For example, you can use laminate flooring planks over what is down now, and no nails or glue will go directly onto the tiles. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. One room that was impacted by a leaking roof. I prefer not to disturb the asbestos tiles by installing dricore subfloor panels over the top of the newer vinyl tiles, followed by a laminate flooring. Taking time and resources to execute a safe abatement plan is without any doubt the right approach.
Use a small disposable cup as a measure, I like the small McDonalds coffee cups, since I always seem to have a one or three in my work van. If I do that, then I have a height issue requiring even more work. No doubt I am forgetting something! Secondly, there are unfortunately also uneven spots under the linoleum that causes ridges which are discernable even as you walk across it. And should I remove that asbestos tile? If you do try it, be sure you have a good bath vent fan and use it whenever you shower or bathe. The challenge then is what to do to address any remaining glue from the carpet that was glued to the tile.
You could also remove glue down carpet and remove the carpet adhesive and float a floor over that. I was hoping we could tear up the carpeted areas only and put down ply wood to raise the formerly carpeted areas with the tile floor then laying a floating laminate floor over the top of it all. How much does it cost to remove and dispose of asbestos tiles? Hey deltaskye, Thanks for your great question and welcome to the community! There as a few issues with laying gluedown wood flooring over tile. Please let me know if you have any additional questions, Joseph Hey MiBo, Thanks for your question and welcome to the community! We would like to go over the top of the tiles in good condition and all even and replace the carpet. The Alternate Option- There is another path to your new floor other than paying for proper asbestos abatement.
Come into your local Home Depot and look at the samples that you think would best fit your room, and read more of the great information on this thread to get the best and safest install for your floors. Now, if you tackle the project yourself, these tips will help to keep you and others safe. Best of all it is very, very easy to install. I hope that is useful and wish you the best in finishing your project. There was a good article by a guy that is in Tech dept.