Thanks to everyone who responded last summer about the 9" VAT tiles. I painted over them with a gloss paint and then lay a nice looking laminate flooring on top. (photo attached)
And now it's summer again and I've gotten the bug to go a step further and put in bamboo flooring. The laminate looks good, but bamboo will take it to a whole new level. I took the laminate floor up this morning in preparation for the bamboo and it looks like the VAT can be very easily pried up with very little breakage.
Getting rid of the VAT once and for all would definitely be a relief and shed a few unnecessary pounds in the process to counteract the weight of the bamboo but I'm worried that the mastic used to hold down the original tile also contains asbestos. The mastic looks very much dried out and has a white-ish cast to it.
Does anyone know if the mastic definitely contains asbestos? Should I just assume that it does?
(This is a 1963
Avion Holiday 24 btw)