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Floor tiles & rolled linoleum

Floor tiles & rolled linoleum were commonly manufactured with asbestos-containing materials before the health risks associated with asbestos became widely known. Asbestos was added to these materials to provide strength, durability, and fire resistance. The specific type of asbestos commonly found in these building materials varies, but it could include:

  1. Chrysotile (White Asbestos): Chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos used in building materials. It has long, flexible fibers and was frequently used in vinyl flooring, including 9″x9″ floor tiles and rolled linoleum.
  1. Amosite (Brown Asbestos): Amosite was also used in some floor tile and linoleum manufacturing processes. It has shorter, brittle fibers compared to chrysotile.
  1. Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos): While less common in flooring materials, crocidolite was occasionally used in certain product

Asbestos-Containing floor tiles & linoleum


It’s important to note that asbestos use in building materials declined significantly in the 1980s as the health risks associated with asbestos exposure became widely known. However, it’s crucial to verify the presence of asbestos in older flooring materials, especially if the building was constructed before the 1980s.

Contact our Modern Pros office to discuss how we can help to secure a safe and healthy environment in your residential home or commercial building. 

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