Need Advice - Old, Broken Floor Tiles
I live in a home built in the early 50s. I would like to remove the living room carpeting and install laminate. The tile underneath is the original, and for the most part is in great shape for its age. However, I need to pull up the carpet tack strips so I can install laminate. But, pulling up the strips with a pry bar has started to break up the tiles at the edge of the floor. What precautions should I take -- it is likely the tiles contain asbestos. I don't know if it would be best to clean up the broken pieces with a shop vac, or just abandon the project and have new carpeting installed. I really don't want carpet because I have two dogs. Thanks.