Old sheet vinyl flooring - asbestos

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Old 07-26-18, 02:39 PM
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Old sheet vinyl flooring - asbestos

I have been reading about old vinyl flooring that contained asbestos in the paper backing. From reading I know that it was banned in the late 70s but the old stock was allowed to be sold into the 80s.

My question is: Did the companies making the vinyl just remove the asbestos from the paper backing or did they come up with a different type of backing?

I'm trying to figure out if paper backing automatically means the vinyl flooring has asbestos.
 
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Old 07-29-18, 09:08 AM
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They still make vinyl with a paper backing. They also make vinyl that all vinyl.
 
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Ok. Thanks Sam. I guess the only way to really tell is to have it tested.
 
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