PVC or vinyl flooring products and related products can often contain small amounts of asbestos, including around 5% of very fine chrysotile. Larger and often visible amounts of chrysotile can be found in black and brown thermoplastic tiles. Old sheet floor coverings were sometimes backed with a thin layer of chrysotile paper, as were some types of underfelt such as hessian underlays for linoleum and carpets.

Asbestos might also be found in the mastics used to bond the covering to the floor. Some hardwearing composite floors contain about 2 per cent of mineral fibres, which may include asbestos.

Bonded Vinyl Floor Tiles

Removal procedure


Safety First

Safety First

Using a paint scraper or other wide blade, lift each tile away from the floor, using a gentle action to lessen the chance of breakage. A hammer may be of use to help lift stuck tiles.


Keep dust down by spraying water mist beneath the tiles as you lift them.


Put the tiles in a 200 µm plastic waste bag. An alternative is a dedicated container dedicated for asbestos waste that is clearly labelled with a warning.


Also remove any adhesive that is remains on the floor using the scraper or blade and put it in the same bag or container.


If heat is needed to soften the old adhesive beneath a vinyl tile, be sure avoid burning the tile.


Once all the tiles have been removed perform the appropriate cleaning, decontamination, waste removal and disposal procedures before area can be re-occupied by humans.

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Bonded Asbestos Removals

What is Bonded Asbestos?

Bonded (Class B) asbestos is less immediately dangerous than Class A and is part of a fibre-cement product. The asbestos is in bonded sheets where it’s deeply embedded in a hardened matrix. The sheets may be flat, corrugated or tubular.

As per the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011, an independent competent person is needed to undertake a clearance inspection and issue a clearance certificate following any Class 'B' asbestos removal jobs.

Friable Asbestos Removals

What is Friable Asbestos?

Friable ACM is any material that contains more than one percent asbestos by weight or area, depending on whether it is a bulk or sheet material and can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by the pressure of an ordinary human hand.

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Deconstruction / Reconstruction

Asbestos Removals Australia understands the pressures that come from taking on a renovation project. We aim to make this process as easy and stress free as possible for all clients by offering a list of contractors with many years experience in the building industry. To help put your mind at ease we can organise an onsite consultation with any number of trades before work commences on your project.

These cover:

- Builders
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- Flooring Specialists
- Roofers
- Excavation

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