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we want to put a tile floor in. I know the details on asbestos, I just want to know how that type of flooring is removed, with what tools?
 

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DO I need to send it away to be tested?

Also, I looked again at the floor, that linoleum rolls up the side of the wall and the white part isnt a cap, its part of the lin.

Im not sure what you mean by a strip on top of the vinyl on the floor....
We have been talking different things again
I blew the photo up and I think you are talking you are talking the white mark at the foot of the cove whereas I was talking about the trim on top of the coved vinyl on the wall
I think your lino could be Marmo and you could try rubbing Linseed Oil into that white bit of Marmo the Linseed Oil dries out over the years. Used to be able to buy wax type polish which could bring the colour back
If your floor is Marmo the colour goes all the way through to the backing unlike most domestic type vinyls these days
 

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Im not sure I understand. I want to remove the flooring, how does bringing the color back help there?

Also, for asbestos issues, would I need to send a piece of it away to be checked?
 

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This basically depends on where you live. You need to check local regulations to find out if you can even remove it yourself. I if you are allowed to remove it yourself it still must be disposed of properly and that's a separate issue. Do a Google search and type in:
do it yourself (DIY) asbestos removal, then type in your state. See what comes up.
The EPA considers asbestos equivalent to nuclear waste.
 

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Also, once you send a piece for testing, it will be documented who you are and where you live. I once called our state DEQ and inquired if I could remove a small amount of asbestos tile. The needed the location, the owners and my name before they would answer my question.
It might not even contain asbestos if it's not original to the home. If it's 20 years old, it doesn't have asbestos in it.
 

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Im not sure I understand. I want to remove the flooring, how does bringing the color back help there?

Also, for asbestos issues, would I need to send a piece of it away to be checked?
My idea was to use that method to try and identity if your flooring was a Marmo type product or a plastic type flooring as Marmo is a natural product
 

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Hello all,

Would it be possible if I was to cut the current floor before it starts to curve up the wall and then tile over it? The floor is perfectly level from all tests / checks I have done. Would that be doable?

I dont really feel like giving all my info to get it checked....that is crazy. I dont know the age of it to be honest.

The trim on the curved vinyl is painted on white....I took a close look at it and scraped some off.....its blue like the floor underneath
 

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I don't see why you can't put tile over it, as long as it is stuck down all over. If it has enough support underneath. Go over to the John Bridge forum. They have a formula on there that gives span, type and size of joists required, to keep the floor from flexing.
 

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Like Daris said. There's a small curved molding under that curve. It's wood or plasic. You could just cut all the way through the linoleum, 1 to 1 1/2" out from the wall, then maybe make another cut either in the curve or an inch above the curve and use a chisel a knife and maybe a small pry bar to loosen and remove the linoleum. Them remove the part that runs up the wall. The drywall, at least the paper will probably be damaged a little bit from the removal of the linoleum and from removing the metal edge.
There are ways to remove the metal with less damage depending on how it was installed...... so you will need to plan on either tall baseboards or some drywall repair.
 

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