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Bitumen floor tiles - do they contain asbestos?

Discussion in 'Building' started by benjiman, 2 Jun 2021.

  1. benjiman

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    Hi all,

    Refurbing a 60's ex-council ground floor flat. The kitchen and bathroom both have what appears to be bitumen vinyl floor tiles.

    Looking for advise if I should be concerned about these containing asbestos.

    I have removed some of the tiles. There appears to be some sort of adhesive underneath. Any idea if this could contain asbestos?

    Am i safer leaving and tiling over?
     

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    These will typically contain a very small amount of chrysotile (least hazardous) in the tile and the bitumen adhesive.

    Ventilate and try and limit any breakages. Or leave any that are firmly fixed
     
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    Thanks Woody. Will do..cheers!
     
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    When working with those kind of products, misting them with water helps to reduce the risk of the fibres becoming airborne.
     
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