Asbestos floor tiles


Your questions answered about Asbestos Floor Tiles In 2019.

In the event that you live in a home built before the 1970s and are worried that you may have asbestos in your floor tiles, then it would be wise to call in an asbestos surveyor immediately. to help you decide what you can do to keep your family protected. 

Are My Floor Tiles Asbestos?
Examine the floor tile to determine its condition. Asbestos is only harmful if it's not fully intact and not in good condition. While there is a good chance that 9-inch and 12-inch tiles manufactured before 1980 contain asbestos, the hazardous fiber is also found in larger- and smaller-dimension tiles.

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What colour are asbestos floor tiles?

They are white to dark in shading. Darker ASBESTOS (Amosite) is the sort of asbestos discovered regularly in showered protection materials. BLUE ASBESTOS (Crocidolite) you need to Check for areas that are grayish brown, dark gray, dark brown, or black. Vinyl or asphalt tiles that have these colors in it have a high likelihood of asbestos fibers.


  • Can I Remove Asbestos Floor Tiles Myself ?

The best way to deal with asbestos floor tiles is to use a licensed asbestos removal contractor. On no account should you remove asbestos tiles yourself, if you wish to remove asbestos cement glue from the bottom of the floor tile it's safer to use -licensed asbestos removal team in your local area to prevent serious consequences arising should you breathe in the deadly material.

  • How to encapsulate asbestos floor tiles?

Choose the best encapsulation material you can find on the market as a temporary measure we recommend using You can encapsulate floor with paint (called a bridging encapsulant) or a specially designed penetrating encapsulant, that will sink into the floor tiles over time and bond with the asbestos fibers, preventing them from flaking and causing anyone long term harm, it is recommended every time to remove asbestos totally if the budget allows to do so encapsulation is only a temporary fix.

  • How to identify Asbestos Floor Tiles

The correct method to find out if your flooring tiles contain asbestos is to have them tested by a trained professional such as, the other alternative is to purchase an asbestos test pack—for which you'll remove a small ground surface sample to mail to an asbestos-testing lab such as



Asbestos testing kits are accessible in DIY stores and online for somewhere in the range of £10 and £45, yet know that you might be charged an extra £25 to £40 expense to process the sample at the lab. Packs have clear directions on the best way to gather the asbestos sample and incorporate expendable gloves and a residue cover to wear amid accumulation, asbestos testing pack we recommend you call our office and we will be happy to advise further. 

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  • What year did asbestos Tiles And Adhesive get banned?

In 1973, under the EPA's Clean Air Act, most splash connected asbestos items were restricted for insulating and protecting purposes. Furthermore, in 1989, the EPA issued the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule, which would have liked to force a full restriction on the assembling, importation, handling, and closeout of asbestos-kitchen floor tiles.
For further advise for contractors you can download or visit visit the HSE website for in-depth legislation and further advise, about Removing asbestos-containing floor tiles and mastic.

  • When were asbestos floor tiles used most In the UK?

Asbestos tiles were broadly utilized in the UK in new house builds around 1946 to 1980. From the 1970s it was brought to light about the deadly risks of asbestos, and its use as flooring tiles was eliminated. Mining stopped in 1983. The use of asbestos was eliminated in 1989 and prohibited totally in December 2003.

  • When Did They Stop Using Asbestos In Floor Tiles?

If your home was built pre-1970. If floor tiles were installed between 1920 and 1960, there's a good chance they will contain asbestos because most flooring tiles companies during that period did. If the tiles were installed between 1966 and1980, there's a slight chance they contain asbestos, it is always best to undertake a full asbestos survey to be sure.

  • How Much Does It Cost To Dump Asbestos Floor Tiles?

The cost to dispose of asbestos can be different in each city. Asbestos is disposed of by weight at Landfill with asbestos cement being the most dense. If you have asbestos waste that you need to get rid of, and it's properly packaged for transport then here is the price; As at April 2019 the cost to dispose of asbestos waste double bagged is 55 pence per Kg .

  • Do You Need A Licence To Remove Asbestos Floor Tiles ?

Only a person who conducts (or proposes to conduct), a business or undertaking may apply for an asbestos removal license. No license is required to: remove less than 10 square meters of non-friable asbestos. ACD that is associated with the removal of less than 10 square meters of non-friable asbestos.

At Asbestos HSE Ltd we strongly advise using professionals all our men are highly trained to deal with this deadly substance and to be quite frank it is not worth your life trying to expel asbestos yourself without full training.

Should you require an asbestos surveyor or asbestos removal quote please feel free to contact our office and we will be happy to offer you a free no obligation quote with over 15 offices nationwide and over 20 years experience Asbestos HSE Ltd is the team to choose.

  • What To Do About Asbestos Vinyl Kitchen Floor Tiles?

Many asbestos-floor tiles, including old vinyl asbestos flooring, is generally safe to be around. But that changes as soon as you decide to remove it. Vinyl is a type of plastic that has long been a popular material for floor tiles and sheets the problem is there could be traces of asbestos adhesive that are holding them in place that is dangerous to one's wellbeing.

  • Is Asbestos Floor Tile Removal Covered By Insurance?

When it comes to inspection, removal, and abatement of floor tiles in the home or business, most homeowners insurance policies do not cover for asbestos tile inspection or removal expenses. ... However, depending on what your policy provides, any loss to your property or family and friends or work colleagues from asbestos-related diseases may be excluded from coverage.


  • Does everyone exposed to asbestos get sick?

At the point when asbestosis happens, it is commonly 10 to 20 years after the underlying presentation to asbestos. The illness can deteriorate after some time. While a few people might not have genuine manifestations, others might be truly debilitated by breathing issues. Shockingly there is no compelling treatment for this infection.

  • Is asbestosis fatal?

Asbestosis is a genuine, perpetual, dangerous respiratory illness. Breathed in asbestos strands can seriously affect your lung tissues, which cause them to scar. Manifestations of asbestosis incorporate shortness of breath and a dry popping sound in the lungs while breathing in. In its airborne stages, the sickness may cause heart failure and even life thretening cancer.

  • How Much Does It Cost To Remove Asbestos Floor Tiles?

Removing a 10-foot section of asbestos floor tiles can cost between £240-£440. Some companies have a minimum fee of £1,100-£1,900, no however small the job is. A complete removal in a 1,100 square foot house with asbestos in every room--walls, floors, ceilings, attic, roof, floors--can be as high as £15,000-£25,000.

Sizes Of Floor Tiles
The ground surface tiles are 9-inch, 12-inch, or 18-inch squares. The most famous size was 9-inch by 9-inch
however the two bigger sizes were likewise introduced in numerous homes

  • What Do I Do If My Asbestos Floor Tiles Have Come Loose?

If some of the ground surface tiles have fallen off and you see thick dark cement underneath the tile. And a Dark mastic glue, otherwise called reduction cement, this was normally used by tradesmen to stick flooring tiles down in kitchens and on walls in some cases. This kind of cement was black-top based and no doubt that it contains asbestos, regardless of whether the tiles themselves contain asbestos the mastic probebly does.

  • Do All 9X9 Floor Tiles Contain Asbestos?

No not all old floor tiles or sheet kitchen flooring contain asbestos. ... And some six-inch asphalt-based or floor tiles tested by a customer were reported to be asbestos-free even though their pattern and color matched other 9x9 asbestos-containing floor tiles in the Armstrong line. 6" x 6" - though that floor tile size was rare.

  • Other services we offer most In the UK?

Asbestos Floor Tile Removal
Asbestos Wall Tile Removal
Celing Tile Removal
Asbestos Inspection
Residential Asbestos Survey 
Commercial Asbestos Removal 
Asbestos Surveys
Asbestos Test
Asbestos Garage Tile Removal 
Asbestos Tile Disposal
Asbestos Tile Abatement

  • How Much Does It Cost To Remove  Asbestos Floor Tiles From A Victorian House In The UK?

– The cost of removing an asbestos garage roof starts at £380 or £680 if including sides. – The cost of removing a double garage roof starts from £750 or £1800 if including sides. – The cost of removing asbestos garage insulation ceiling boards starts at £1500. The cost of removing asbestos tiles starts at £35.00 a square meter depending on the contractor and in what part of the country you are in.

  • Do Ceramic Floor Tiles Contain Asbestos?

Ceramic floor tiles that are being demolished, ground, sanded, or cut with a tile saw sometimes do contain asbestos, if they are old enough to have been installed when asbestos was in common when used in grout, tile bedding, or (in older homes) with thin set tile mastic, these tiles are deadly  and could be hazardous and should be handled appropriately, it is advised not to start cutting away into these tiles to protect you and your family's wellbeing always call on a trained asbestos professional to do a full survey and organize removal if needed.

Non-ceramic floor tiles such as terrazzo floor tiles(and possibly some unglazed ceramic quarry tiles), produced both in the U.K. and from other countries may sometimes contain asbestos depending on their formula mix. Some “manmade” “terrazzo” consisting of concrete, marble, and/or epoxy alone normally won't contain asbestos

  • Licenced Asbestos Floor Tile Removals  UK - Asbestos HSE Ltd

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Asbestos HSE Ltd is a family run business, based locally in the UK we carry out hundreds of asbestos removal tasks monthly in the UK. We have vast expertise in the expulsion and transfer of asbestos.  Asbestos HSE Ltd can serve business and domestic clients in all regions encompassing the whole of UK and we hold a full permitting license issued by the HSE as authorize ASBESTOS REMOVAL transporters by the Government Environment Agency.


What Makes Asbestos Flooring Dangerous? 

Asbestos is a deadly mineral British construction workers once mixed into many structure materials, not knowing these asbestos materials are irritating carcinogenic.

Asbestos is stringy, which implies it might be moved isolated into a fragile, wooly consistency. Mixing asbestos strands into structure materials makes them more solid and fireproof safe. 

This is the reason asbestos was included substance in vinyl flooring and many other products during the twentieth century.

When you breath asbestos strands, they can slow down out in your body heart rate and can cause long term fatal illnesses. The human body can't deteriorate asbestos, and asbestos strands may over the long haul cause scar tissue of the lungs resulting in cancer.

The asbestos business covered the dangers of asbestos for a significantly long time. By the 1970s, in any case, the restorative evidence had stacked up now against the use of it in any more buildings

An enormous number of tradesmen working with asbestos materials have passed on of asbestos-related diseases. In spite of the fact, asbestos is now banned in the UK it still makes up for over 2000 deaths a year., thousands of people are still at risk every year because of past businesses of this toxic mineral. 

It is most secure to expect that any ground surface material put down before 1980 contains asbestos. Without a maker's imprint, you can't tell whether a thing has asbestos in it just by looking. 


Friable Versus Nonfriable Asbestos Materials 

Asbestos materials are orchestrated into two classes depending upon how hazardous they are. 

Friable materials are definitely not hard to break or deteriorate by hand. Friable asbestos materials are uncommonly risky in light of the way that they can without quite a bit of a stretch release unsafe buildup into the air. A point of reference would be old asbestos pipes and lagging. 



All things considered, the best course of action, if the budget won't stretch to remove asbestos tiles, is to put another layer of deck over it. You could similarly seal it with a layer of epoxy floor paint. 

Both these options will keep the asbestos encapsulated on the floor. Basically, recollect the asbestos will regardless be there in case someone does pulverization or overhaul work later on. 

If you empty nonfriable vinyl asbestos flooring, you should be cautious for two reasons: 

In case you break the deck into pieces while emptying it, you have enough changed it into a friable material. 

Despite whether the vinyl flooring is pulled up perfect, the old paste underneath may in like manner contain asbestos. 

The best technique to Remove Asbestos Tiles Safely 

It is continually most secure to leave asbestos flooring removal to asbestos-decrease specialists. 

Workers need guarded gear to balance asbestos introduction, and they should seek after phenomenal methods to go without corrupting the whole structure. 

Generally, the law requires approved specialists to perform asbestos removal in business structures. 


Before you remove asbestos flooring yourself, you should check the city rules for asbestos removal and transportation. 

Wen employing an asbestos specialist to remove your asbestos floor tiles make sure that they carry out the following below.


Plastic sheets to close the work area. To shield asbestos contamination from spreading, experts must cover air vents, portals, and windows with plastic creases and turn off the heating, ventilation and cooling unit. Any things that can't be blown out from the work enviroment should be isolated in plastic as well. 

Respirator masks must be worn with a high capability particulate air (HEPA) channel. Regular buildup cloak doesn't shield from tiny asbestos strands. Each expert needs a half-or full-face shroud around his face with a HEPA channel. 

Air purifier with a HEPA channel. Setting up an air purifier in the work an area decreases the threat of asbestos building up

important coveralls and gloves. Asbestos is hard to wash out of articles of clothing. Workers should wear necessary coveralls or dress that they expect to dispose of when the asbestos removal work is finished. 

Siphon sprayer filled up with clean pure water. Keeping asbestos materials wet shields the dust from getting into the air. The asbestos specialist should sprinkle the deck and any old concrete underneath to keep it soaked at all times. 


Wet dispensable garments or a HEPA vacuum. Workers should clean the work area and all gadgets with sodden expendable garments to keep away from stirring up asbestos dust after the work has been completed. The best option is to use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA channel to trap dry buildup. 


It is unlawful to dump asbestos materials with ordinary waste. 

Qualified asbestos removal specialists know how to dispose of asbestos honestly and legally. If you need to dispose of asbestos materials yourself, you ought to find a landfill or trash pickup organization that can take asbestos legally. You may need to call your local council to find out were your nearest asbestos waste center is.


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As you probably aware of asbestos lagging and insulation is a deadly substance that can make you terminally ill and damage one's wellbeing? It can introduce itself in a wide exhibit of situations, some of which include: 

  •    An asbestos garage or shed roof or an old storage cellar.

  •    Under your kitchen floor tiles

  •    Garage roof sheets / Asbestos Lagging On Pipes

  • Calorifier and Tank insulation

  • In-Floor Ducts and Voids

  • Insulation on Boilers

  • Within Rising Ducts

  • Hardest Lagging

  • Sectional Lagging

  • Wall Tiles


•    Property owners and rental tenants have been known to report asbestos even in Kitchen Floor Tiles.

•    You can even find it in plasterboard AIB in houses that were built before 1970, and be on the lookout for old asbestos artex popcorn cement.

For an evaluation of your asbestos floor tile removal or encapsulation needs, call Asbestos HSE Ltd today on 0800 088 5833


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