Originally Posted by dsakaki
I am brand new to Airstreams and have a ton of questions... The most important one right now is Do you know if there is asbestos in the floor tiles of a 1962
Safari? I believe that there is so I will take precautions, but I would like to know for sure. Thank you for your help.
Floor tiles of the 50's and 60's did have some asbestos in them.
There are a few trains of thought about floor tiles with asbestos.
1.) The asbestos is non-friable due to being captured in the tile, and nothing needs to be done about it. Just keep a good coat of wax on them and do not disturb them and all is well.
2.) The tiles are non-friable and just cover them with a new floor covering, i.e. tile, vinyl or carpet...
3.) Have them removed professionally by an asbestos remediation company.
4.) Remove them your self.
All of the options are valid, some more expensive than others.
The Oregon official method is listed here http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/asbestos/Asbflr.pdf
The state of Minnesota says to do it this way.
Quite a lot of work. and preparation but these are safe methods of removal.
Tiles can be removed 99% of the time by using 'Dry Ice' just place a block of dry ice on the tile let it sit for a minute or so and the tile will pop off in one piece.
The asbestos is not a problem if it is not disturbed in the tile.
You are the one who must make the decision on how you will proceed.