We live in an apartment in which there was obviously a flood in the kitchen before we moved in, causing the vinyl asbestos tiles to completely come loose from the wood subflooring. My husband promised me when we moved in, in 1995 that he would replace the floor. Now the tiles are beginning to crumble and his way of improving the floor is to buy those cheap flat rugs to cover the existing floor. You cannot imagine how disgusting they really are. They are horrible because they are crumbling and they leave piles of grey dust where the backing is constantly piecing off them. He now tells me that since it would be too dangerous to move the tiles, we have to leave the floor alone and just "live with it". He also cites the fact that since we still have the original dishwasher, if we put in a new floor and then the dishwashwer needs to be replaced, we will have to rip up the floor to get the old washer out and put a new one in. Finally, if I really nag him, he tells me to go buy a strip of lineoleum and he will nail it down over only the central portion of the floor (not under the stove or refrigerator). Our kitchen is a galley type, 13 ft. long and 4 ft. wide one. I believe I have displayed the patience of a saint but I have had it.
Please help! I am totally floored...
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