Do not sand any surfaces containing lead based finishespaints or asbestos. The floating Pergo-like floor over the concrete is a good idea and seems to the flooring of choice these days due to both price low in comparison to hardwood and ease and speed of installation.
This image was done on a post regarding hardwood over concrete but as long as your existing tiles are in a clean and level state then this system will work.
Nail wood flooring over asbestos. Most of the house has real nice wood floor under the carpet except the den with asbestos tile. Installing 34 plywood is hardly the solution. You can simply glue the slats in place to ensure no airborne asbestos particles will arise.
So after much reading on asbestos tile and due to my limited budget Ive decided to just cover them with traffic master floating laminate flooring but everyone Ive talked to has said they wont install the flooring with the asbestos tiles. If you take the right steps. Consider floating a floor of laminate over the old asbestos if there is room for its thickness.
Installing wood flooring over an existing wood floor. Nail gauge for hickory flooring over asbestos tile. After that you can glue nail or staple the plywood and new floors of your choice.
Do not attempt to lay hardwood flooring over linoleum that was installed before 1980. Joined Sep 30 2014 1 Posts. Ideally we would have it removed.
From the looks of it when pulling out the HVAC vent its 2 separate layers of wood subfloor. Even ceramic slate and stone tiles can be installed on. Driving nails into Asbestos and moving wood on top of it while you install it are both known methods for disturbing it and sending particles into the air.
Its in fairly good shape in most areas but there are a couple of places where tiles are coming up mostly in the laundry area which we are not looking at finishing for now due to cost. Professionals understand the advantage of correctly securing planks floor floats and nails to construct the kind of smooth secure and sturdy wood floor that stands the assessment of time. Flooring over asbestos tile Hello.
When you drill the asbestos tile then this can create dust but once your backer is installed then you can begin setting your new tile. We are thinking of installing unfinished floating hardwood and staining it to match our existing hardwood when we refinish. Yes you can install hardwood floor over asbestos tile without a floating subfloor.
Hardwood floors are probably long-term investment. Consult an asbestos testing company if you arent sure when your floors were installed. If you are hiring a flooring company they may be hesitant to work around asbestos tiles.
Chrysotile white asbestos Amosite brown asbestos and Crocidolite blue asbestos are the most common types of asbestos used in manufacturing. Although solid hardwood flooring cannot be installed over asbestos tiles because of the impossibility to glue or nail it down installing floating engineered floor is a feasible option which will work just fine. Floating floors do not need any fasteners which leaves the problematic tiles undisturbed.
By nailing through the floor you will be releasing dangerous asbestos. Jump to Latest Follow 1 – 3 of 3 Posts. Proper floor installation is essential if you wish to make the most use from out of your floors.
Vapor barriers offer theoretical protection but how they are installed makes a big difference along with their thickness. Laminate floor boards can snap into one another rather than to the floor making them an excellent alternative to wood which would require piercing the old asbestos. It is mined and milled from rock and is thin and strong.
That said it can be difficult to get a level surface for the new floor especially if the old tiles have chipped away. Many floors installed before that time have asbestos in either the tile or the adhesive. Wood flooring can be installed over existing ceramic tile terrazzo or marble with proper underlayment or adhesives only on manufacturers recommendation.
It is always better before you install the hardwood floor over asbestos tile you should take the help of professional contractor. Covering asbestos tiles with wood flooring is a cheap alternative to removal and does not even require special protective equipment. In many cases installing a new floor over the tiles encapsulates the asbestos fibers and is an acceptable way to manage the material.
Discussion Starter 1 Sep 30 2014. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals. 1953 home with asbestos composite tiles laid on top of 2 separate layers of subflooring that total 15 over the joists.
Hi everyone We have a dry basement so far at least that has 1960s vinyl asbestos tile on teh floor. I hate the idea that it is in my home and I know it would be easier to. New vinyl laminate flooring hardwood engineered floating flooring and carpeting can all be successfully installed over asbestos tiles.
There is asbestos tile in two rooms of our home over concrete slab.