Asbestos Products - Asbestos Adhesive
The most common use of asbestos adhesive that we see in the UK is as a floor tile adhesive. This type of adhesive is usually black or brown in colour, although other colours were produced.
Asbestos floor tile adhesive is generally regarded as a low-risk product. This is due to the fact that the asbestos fibres are bound to the adhesive and so are unlikely to stay airborne for very long.
Asbestos was used in adhesive products up to 1986 but is more typically found in products used in the 60's and 70's.
During an asbestos survey, we will routinely sample floor tile adhesive for possible asbestos fibres when it has been used with vinyl floor tiles. If the floor tiles are in good condition and not lifting, there is very little risk from this product.
However, if your vinyl floor tiles are lifting, have broken edges or are crumbling, we recommend asbestos sampling by our qualified surveyors. We will be able to tell you whether or not your vinyl floor tiles and their adhesive contain asbestos fibres, and also assess the risk to you and your family or staff. In addition, we will give you free advice on how to safely manage, repair or remove the adhesive.
Contact us now to arrange an appointment by phoning 0800 061 2597. Alternatively, click here for a free, no-obligation quotation (typically £49 for single-point sampling).