Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2016, 6:11 PM EDT) – Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos. This article provides a guide to identifying asphalt-asbestos flooring (1917 – ca 1960) & vinyl asbestos floor tile (ca 1952 – 1986): identification photographs, product names, styles, colors, and vinyl-asbestos floor patterns, and colors for asbestos-containing floor tile products made between about 1930 and 1986 – flooring materials that are reported to or have been confirmed to contain asbestos in asbestos fiber or asbestos powder-filler form.
If you want to finish a basement or bathroom with wood flooring, Armstrong recommends engineered hardwood flooring because the construction of engineered wood flooring reduces shrinking and expanding due to temperature and humidity changes that is associated with traditional hardwood flooring.
Customer services (which is impossible to get via phone and who doesn’t answer half of their emails) then provided some names of smaller flooring companies in a 60 mile radius (including the one I’d already tried who did not want to try to order it) who they said sold the flooring.
For more information about these older flooring types, see Asphalt & Vinyl Floor Tile History – history, dates, and description of the production process and ingredients in asphalt floor tiles, asphalt-asbestos floor tiles, & vinyl-asbestos floor tiles 1900 to present.
While in the past it was often found in industrial buildings such as warehouses and garages, today, thanks to the rise of polished concrete, this versatile flooring material is increasingly installed in a variety of locations, including offices, reception areas and residential homes in Melbourne.