Sheet vinyl flooring should be removed to avoid or minimize disturbance of the asbestos containing backing. This will entail peeling the sheet vinyl from the flooring beneath if the backing does not separate in the process, or removing the sheet vinyl in sections with the underlayment attached. Lots of vinyl sheet flooring had asbestos in the backing. The top layer was vinyl laminated to a thicker backing (about 1.5mm thick) Its the right age to be asbestos but as there were many manufacturers of vinyl flooring ( lots was imported from Europe and America ) and not all used asbestos the only way to be sure is to get it tested Gray Sheet Vinyl Flooring: All work conducted that is likely to disturb asbestos containing materials will be performed in accordance with Cal/OSHA (Class II) asbestos requirements. Any material that is found in any location of the facility that is similar to the materials identified must be treated as asbestos containing.

sheet vinyl 1984 Please be advised that there are federal and, in many states, also state and local regulations which you must consult to determine the procedures required to be followed when removing in-place asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos Floor Tile and Ceiling Removal Asbestos floor tiles and ceilings may exist in a number of homes, commercial buildings, schools, offices, and industrial buildings. If these asbestos containing materials begin to deteriorate or are damaged during renovation or construction, they can release asbestos fibers into the air, resulting in a ...