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Montgomery Ward Asbestos Floor Tiles: here we provide a photo guide to Wards or Montgomery Ward asphalt-asbestos flooring &Wards or Montgomery Ward vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photographs, a list of product names, styles, colors, and vinyl-asbestos floor patterns, and colors for asbestos-containing floor tile products - flooring materials that are reported to or have been confirmed to contain asbestos in asbestos fiber or asbestos powder-filler form.
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Above: photographs of Montgomery Ward Style-House Vinyl-Asbestos floor tiles and floor tile packaging, ca 1965
Asbestos is safe and legal to remain in homes or public buildings as long as the asbestos materials are in good condition and the asbestos can not be released into the air.
For a detailed photo guide to individual vinyl-asbestos floor tile patterns, brands, sizes, and years of manufacture, see ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE PHOTO ID GUIDE.
Montgomery Wards asbestos containing floor tiles and are also described and additional identification photographs of these (and other brands of floor tiles and sheet flooring containing asbestos) are provided at ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE IDENTIFICATION.
For a detailed photo guide to all brands of vinyl-asbestos floor tile patterns, sizes, and years of manufacture, see ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE PHOTO ID GUIDE.
I came across boxes of these Montgomery Wards floor tiles. The packaging does not say VAT (Vinyl Asbestos Tile) but instead Plastic Asphalt. These are Mongomery Ward Pace Setter Series floor tiles. - Keith Daenzer 11/17/12
These look like 1/8" thick tiles; I can't tell from the photos but I'm guessing they're 12"x12" and based on age and labeling most likely are asbestos-containing. Many of the early vinyl based flooring products used the word "plastic" rather than vinyl - it was considered a modern space-age material. More details are pending - Ed.
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We have split this guide to Armstrong Asphalt Asbestos or Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles into the individual year range pages (dates of production) below in order to cut web page load time. If you prefer to see all of the reference photos in a single scrollable file, contact us and we can provide the full list in a single big and slow-loading file.
Many of the colors and patterns of asphalt-asbestos or vinyl-asbestos floor tiles were manufactured over many years and may appear in more than one of the floor tile photo collections listed by date range here.
For each year we list the names of the tile patterns sold during that year, we include representative color images of the floor tiles, and throughout the entire floor tile pattern & color history series we include each floor tile color & pattern of the floor tile in the first year that it appeared , and we include representative colors and patterns in other years.
Examples of floor tile packaging, labeling, and other information can be found throughout the flooring photo collections listed here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how to identify asbestos floor tile sold by Montgomery Wards
Question: can you identify this floor tile from a 1963 house?
I can only GUESS but your flooring looks so much like the Montgomery Wards tiles shown in the article above that I've posted it here - perhaps other readers will also have comment.
If you take a look at ASBESTOS FLOORING HAZARD REDUCTION you'll see that you may not have to and may not want to remove presumed-asbestos-containing flooring.
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