I bought a very old house (circa 1840) about two years ago. As a then fairly ignorant homebuyer, I did not inspect the flooring and rather assumed they were original wood under the rugs.
The home has faux-marble tile over most of the flooring. I believe it probably contains asbestos. It is in good condition and so far, what we have done is to contain the floor with wall-to-wall carpeting.
I have read all about asbestos tiles and it seems like they are pretty safe, as long as they are in good condition and are contained. I worry, however, about cuts in the floor from heating ducts and also just general wear and tear that will occur over the years.
I would very much appreciate any suggesions. Is it worth taking the tiles out if they come out relatively intact? Just generally, is this something I should be very worried about? Is this quite common, or did I get really ripped off? Thanks very much!!!
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