Floor Tile Cleaning Supplies : Floor Joist Bridging.
Dry Ice Asbestos Floor Tile Abatement
View of 9"x9" asbestos floor tile being removed in intact condition with granular dry ice and simple wide-blade hand-trowel tools. Residual dry ice fog (carbon dioxide gas and water vapor) can be seen around the floor area. The very cold temperature of the dry ice (approx. -109°F) causes the tile material to contract enough to detach from the floor surface by breaking the overall adhesive bond with the tiles' mastic. The intact asbestos tile is then simply stacked & carefully lifted into waste containers for proper disposal. Within only a few seconds after the dry ice has been applied to the floor tile surface, the tile actually "pops" while still in place and minor movement can sometimes actually be seen when a tile quickly "jumps". The tile is then ready to be removed by carefully sliding the hand-trowel underneath for lifting. Dry ice material on the "popped" tile is quickly spread to adjacent tiles and the process is repeated. When performed properly, some apparent advantages reported by this asbestos floor tile abatement method include significant savings of overall project cost, time and material waste reduction, as well as, relaxing of certain regulatory requirements. Safety considerations for some perceivable disadvantages of using dry ice in this manner include avoiding skin contact and frostbite hazard, adequate air monitoring and fresh air ventilation to avoid potential asphyxiation, and possible mishandling of floor tile causing excessive breakage to asbestos materials and thereby technically become "friable" or "non-intact".Trampled Asbestos Floor Tile
Example of an area within an abandoned building (access authorized by owner) with loose asbestos 9"x9" floor tile that has been trampled by repeated trespasser foot-traffic. Although asbestos floor tile is generally considered a durable, non-friable material while in its intact state, such damage as this may cause the tile matrix to become "friable" or in such non-intact hazardous condition that it can release asbestos fibers into the air; such damaged floor tile is classified as a regulated asbestos-containing material and subject to stricter abatement requirements.
floor register vent
installing floor joist
refinishing old wood floors
basement floor concrete sealer
columbia clic laminate flooring