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What lies beneath [Nov. 10th, 2008|02:22 am]
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What lies beneath, originally uploaded by Roy Janik.

So I decided to put some laminate flooring in the green room as an
experiment. I just took the carpeting out to discover... not some
amazing old hardwood, not bare concrete, but some terrible old tile.
Seriously, it's awful. Neat, though.


[User Picture]From: actn23
2008-11-10 02:07 pm (UTC)
Put up a chalk board and some desks and you'll be all set!
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[User Picture]From: g0_0n
2008-11-10 04:44 pm (UTC)
my thoughts exactly
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2008-11-10 03:03 pm (UTC)
That looks like the tile in my house. (Which is also fairly terrible.)
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[User Picture]From: emaymcnicks
2008-11-10 08:05 pm (UTC)
if it is 9 x 9 square, you may be dealing with asbestos tile.

in which case, you def do not want to disturb it lest you release a bunch of asbestos fibers and get yourself some scarred lungs.

this is the same type of subfloor that greeted bob and i, which made even concrete floors cost prohibitive.

on thing to recommend on the flooring - make sure you can complete the job in a short period of time... bob and i dragged our project out for ~1 and ended up barely getting the remaining stock needed to finish our last room (it was discontinued).

enjoy your rehabbing!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2008-11-10 08:33 pm (UTC)
so did you leave the asbestos tile in? From what I've read so far, it sounds like it's not dangerous unless you disturb it, or it's all crumbly and stuff.
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[User Picture]From: emaymcnicks
2008-11-10 09:22 pm (UTC)
yep. we left them.

the laminates (and some hardwoods) float, so you wont need to disturb the tiles - you just need to lay an insulation/water seal layer down before you lay the laminate on top of it.

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