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Old 02-01-2009, 05:52 AM   #1
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I ripped up carpet in my 69 Land Yacht and found the kitchen area had these retro tiles under it. I was planning on putting new floor throughout but now wondering if I should keep these retro tiles and just put the new floor up to the kitchen and bedroom area and use a threshold. Since the laminate floor would be higher than the tiles, a threshold would be the only solution. Would floor look better to just have laminate throughout?
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:05 AM   #2
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Those will date things alot, also they may be asbestos?
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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I ripped up carpet in my 69 Land Yacht and found the kitchen area had these retro tiles under it. I was planning on putting new floor throughout but now wondering if I should keep these retro tiles and just put the new floor up to the kitchen and bedroom area and use a threshold. Since the laminate floor would be higher than the tiles, a threshold would be the only solution. Would floor look better to just have laminate throughout?
That needs to go away.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:43 AM   #4
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Jim, how could you say such a thing?

If you have the "Boomerang" Formica on the Fridge and counter tops 'ya gott'a keep the floor.

Doing any other up-grades?, it just wouldn't fit in.

But it is .
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Do you like the floor?

Hi Cathy, Is the floor in good shape? Do you like the look of the floor? Are you ok with the "dated" look of the floor? Its your trailer and you need to be happy in it. If your not planning to remove the tile, asbestos is absolutely nothing to worry about. Do your self a favor and clean and wax the floor. Then take a look at it and see if you like it or not.
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If these tiles are 12x12 then, you need to approach them carefully if you plan to remove them..Otherwise, just put a seal on them..You're good to go..
I think they look KEWL`!
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If these tiles are 12x12 then, you need to approach them carefully if you plan to remove them..Otherwise, just put a seal on them..You're good to go..
I think they look KEWL`!
I thought that the 9x9 tiles were the ones that contained asbestos.
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I did a little research and found this info.. I list it because it shows that it's possible for both 9x9 and 12x12 to contain asbestos if made prior to the late 1973's..Apparently the use of the "current stock" asbestos tiles was allowed until 1978..
"both 9"x9" and 12"x12" tile used to cointain asbestos ... tile size is not a proper determining factor for it to have contained asbestos or not. the US government made any manufacture, sales, distribution, or installation of asbestos containing products illegal in 1979-1980.
if there is a possibility that your tile is at least that old then have it tested for asbestos before continuing."
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I agree with you Richard..The 9x9 was "considered" a standard yardstick..But, we need to be careful here as it's more about when the tile was made, rather then it's size..In any event, as long as the tile is in good condition and, not disturbed..There's no reason not to leave it alone. Be extremely careful if you attempt to remove it..
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I like them...brown is in and I think you could have fun with the funky colors if you choose to go with it. I think if they were starting to crack anywhere though I'd make the change.
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I think that having the same floor throughtout gives a more spacious look. That being said I do like the color so I think its a matter of personal taste. I am currently trying to get up the old tiles (vinyl) in my AS and its a real b###@! of a job. If they were in better shape I would just put area rugs down and be done with it.
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I have to agree with Jim, Man those gotta go..
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I wouldn't say your tile is dated , I'd say its classic. My vote would be to keep it , clean it and shine it . I replaced the tile in our '63 and even recut the new stuff back to the 9x9 size. Love the 60's "style".
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It's just not 100% safe.

From asbestos.com

The manufacturers of these vinyl asbestos floor tiles have put you and your family at risk of developing serious asbestos-related illnesses. Even if these tiles were installed your home many years or decades ago, they still pose a grave threat to your safety. Today, many high schools and higher education institutions still harbor asbestos floor tiles, oftentimes beneath a thin layer of carpeting. As long as no tiles have been broken or uprooted, the asbestos contained beneath the vinyl is not likely an immediate health threat. However, with heavy foot traffic and time, vinyl floor tiles may wear or break down, in which case asbestos fibers or particles may be released into the air.


Why take risks when they are known.

Being in an Airstream closed up recirulating the same air over and over again, is a greater risk that floors in a large room.
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Considering how old most members of the WBCCI have gotten to be after travelling in their (now) vintage trailers for the last 50 years, and they certainly spent more time in them than most of us will, I have to think the tiles cannot possibly be THAT big a threat.
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