We have been helping our son remodel an old house he bought during the summer.
Yesterday we pulled up square vinyl tiles, which were glued to plywood. After removing the plywood, we found an old layer of vinyl flooring. We started scraping this up with prybars, and it was a real job--this finally done, there is a layer of black stuff left on top of original hardwood floor, which is what we are trying to restore.
The black stuff comes up with plain water and scrubbing, but I am now wondering if it is safe to be working on?
I started doing internet searches today on old vinyl flooring and find that it is a good chance what we took up had asbestos backing - that's scary, but it's too late now since it's already done. Does anybody know if using water to take up the black stuff is ok?
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