04:40AM | 02/13/03
Member Since: 02/12/03
19 lifetime posts
We're in the beginning stages of renovation on a 1920 bungalow-style home and are going to refinishing the original hardwood flooring.

When we pulled back the carpet and padding we discovered an odd floor covering that looks like nothing I've seen before.

The covering is about 1/8 inch thick and the underside is similar to tar paper. The covering is very brittle and is coming up rather easily, but we want to make sure there's nothing hazardous here. I have no idea as to how long this covering has been down on the floor, but I would guess, from paint stains and the age of the carpet that it is more than 20 years old.

Any thoughts on what this might be? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.


02:59PM | 02/13/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
itcould be a couple of things.vinyl asbestos tile (V.A.T.)vinyl comp.tile (V.C.T.) or asphalt tile ,the black sticky stuff is the adhesive(it's called cutback adhesive) that also has asbestos in it. if it's v.a.t. or asphalt tile , it would measure 9" x 9". take a piece to your local health dept and have it tested for asbestos. good luck


03:56PM | 02/13/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
on thinking about it it could also be linoleum,that would be in sheets 6' wide (look for seams 6' from the wall)


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon