My wife and I are in the midst of a home renovation, and have come across some info that suggests that our existing vinyl floor and its adhesive may contain asbestos fibers.
I searched all over the web, but I could not find any info as to when/if asbestos was ever banned from vinyl floor backing and its adhesive. Apaprently, older floors contain it, and its not a problem unless you try to remove that floor.
Our house was built in 1992 - I am really hoping that this is not a problem, but some information I came across seemed to indicate that it is still permitted for use in non-friable matierals. Flooring qualifies as non-friable (unless you try to remove it, in which case you have issues).
Can anyone offer any insight? I’m afraid to rip up the floor now. Was asbestos ever banned for such use, and when? We plan on submitting a sample of the floor and backing to a lab for testing ($50), so I’ll keep you informed… it just scares me as the only info I came across is that it is, in fact, still used in the backing for some tile and vinyl floor.