I live in an apartment in which there was obviously a floor before we moved in (1995) causing the vinyl asbestos tiles to come totally loose from the wood subflooring. My husband promised me when we moved in that he would replace the floor. Now, 17 years later, the tiles are beginning to crumble.
Husband's response: It's too dangerous to move the tiles. He bought those awful flat pieces of carpet to cover the floor. They are not only ugly but they constantly shed piles of grey dust where the backing is piecing off.
We have the original dishwasher and he tells me that if we put in a floor and the dishwasher needs to be replaced we will have to rip the floor out to get the dishwasher out.
Finally, when I heavily suggest how unhappy I am with the floor, he tells me to go buy a lineoleum remnant which he will then nail down the center of the exposed floor space (not under the stove or refrigerator). We have a galley kitchen 13 ft. X 4 ft. (walkable surface).
Having exhibited the patience of 1,000 saints, I would so appreciate some help.
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