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Old 06-07-2002, 10:49 AM   #1
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Replacing the flooring - 61 Bambi

I am trying to find some vinyl flooring that is a close match to the original flooring in my unit. It came as a 9"x9" tile and was kind of beige with brown and toupe specs.

Does anyone know of a flooring shop that may have a dusty old box of this truly ugly pattern?

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Old 06-09-2002, 11:36 PM   #2
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The 9"x9" tiles you have are Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT). They are no longer available today. Some people have cut-down 12"x12" Vinyl Composition Tiles (VCT) to look more like the original tiles, however unless you have the appropriate tools this can be very labor intensive.

Cutting Down 12"x12" Floor Tiles

Vinyl-asbestos tile is dependable and durable and it does not pose harm unless it is disturbed. It was the tile of choice for decades until it was discontinued for residential application in 1973. Manufacturers had until 1978 to deplete their stock and cease distribution. Asbestos had been used for almost 100 years as a binder in tiles. The asbestos in tile is not considered a health hazard because it is not friable or airborne. When removed however, it can become airborne and appropriate precautions should be taken or a professional abatement should be done.

If you would like additional information regarding asbestos and it's effects, here is a very informative webpage that simply states the different types and conditions where it is typically found:

Asbestos Information Link

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Old 06-10-2002, 08:59 AM   #3
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Thank you Sheri - I will stop looking for the original and find somthing similar in vinyl.

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