Monthly Archives: December 2011

Asbestos VCT Tile & Decorative Concrete: What You Need to Know

The durability of decorative concrete has made it a popular flooring choice in commercial spaces. Consider the move by many grocery chains from VCT tile to polished concrete floors. The cost savings might not be immediate, but with an indefinite lifespan, and similar maintenance costs, decorative concrete pays off in the end. The problem faced by many owners of older buildings is that the VCT tile that was installed to offer a durable surface also contained asbestos to aid in fire resistance. Removing and disposing of these tiles properly ensuring that the asbestos doesn’t become airborne and a health risk, is costly, and often makes these projects impossible in an investment environment. However, asbestos abatement isn’t the only answer.

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