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Photo guide to asphalt asbestos and vinyl asbestos floor tiles, 1960-69

This article provides a guide to identifying asphalt-asbestos flooring in styles and colors sold between 1960 and 1969. We provide: identification photographs, product names, styles, colors, and vinyl-asbestos floor patterns, and colors for asbestos-containing floor tile products made between about 1930 and 1986 - flooring materials that are reported to or have been confirmed to contain asbestos in asbestos fiber or asbestos powder-filler form.

These flooring products typically contain chrysotile asbestos, and possibly other asbestos forms.



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Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles Product History and Product Name List

Asphalt asbestos and vinyl-asbestos floor tiles were produced in 9" x 9", 12" x 12", and even 18" x 18" as well as in decorative strips, and in thicknesses of 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8", also in 0.08 gauge.This photo guide to asphalt asbestos & vinyl asbestos floor tiles for each year shows at least one color photo of each floor tile style or pattern in an example color. A list below each group of photos includes the names of and links to additional photos for other colors of these styles.

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.

Below we provide an extensive photo-dictionary of resilient flooring, floor tiles, and sheet flooring, with focus on older floor coverings that are known to contain asbestos. Also see the following articles on types, ages, characteristics, ingredients, & inspection of different types of floor coverings:

Armstrong Floor Tile Photo Identification Guide 1960 - 1969

How to Find Your Floor Tile or Sheet Flooring in this Flooring Reference Photo Guide

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[Click to enlarge any image]

Asphalt asbestos and vinyl-asbestos floor tiles were produced in 9" x 9", 12" x 12", and even 18" x 18" as well as in decorative strips, and in thicknesses of 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8", also in 0.08 gauge. Some sheet flooring or resilient flooring also contained asbestos, as did floor tile mastics.

This photo guide to asphalt asbestos & vinyl asbestos floor tiles for each year shows at least one color photo of each floor tile style or pattern in an example color. A list below each group of photos includes the names of and links to additional photos for other colors of these styles.

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.

1960 - Armstrong Excelon Floor Vinyl Plastic Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9" & beginning in 1960 available in 12" x 12" size

Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Tiles were produced in both 9" x 9" and for order quantities over 9,000 sq.ft. also in 12" x 12" size. For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

EXCELON CORKSTYLE was sold in all three: Light, Medium, Dark shades - Colors: (See the corkstyle color images from 1956, 1957, 1958)

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EXCELON DESIGNER TONE-on-TONE colors 9" x 9" x 1/16" (some patterns) & 1/8" , shown above

These Excelon designer floor tiles by Armstrong were sold in MINT GREEN 760, SAND BEIGE 762, ECRU 767, KASHA TAUPE 769 - new (See 1957 - 1958 for other color photos) all shown above.

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EXCELON IMPERIAL l 9 x 9 x 3/32 & 1/8" floor tiles, shown above were sold in the following

Colors: MINT GREEN 871, PEBBLE BEIGE 872, GULL GREAY 873, DUSTY CEDAR874

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EXCELON METALLIC SPATTER pattern vinyl-asbestos floor tiles shown above were NEW in 1959-1960 9" x 9" x 1/16" vinyl asbestos flooring (only in 1/16" "service gauge" for this pattern). These floor tiles include metallic accents, metallic highlights in gold, silver or bronze dispersed through the pattern.

Colors: Metallic spatter patterns (shown above) were provided in BEIGE GOLD 300, MINT GOLD 301, SLATE GOLD 302, PINK GOLD 303

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EXCELON METALLIC STRAIGHT GRAIN floor tiles shown abovewere NEW in 1959-1960 9" x 9" x 1/16" vinyl asbestos flooring (sold in both 1/16" service gauge and 3/32" gauge). These tiles also include metallic accents, metallic highlights in gold, silver or bronze dispersed through the pattern.

Colors for the metallic straight grain series included: BLACK GOLD 351 above left, REDWOOD GOLD 353, GRAY SILVERGOLD 354, TAUPE BRONZE 355 at above right

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

EXCELON SPATTER floor tile pattern, shown above (distinct from the Metallic spatter pattern above) in 9" x 9" x 1/16" service gauge (for light commercial and residential interiors only)

Colors: produced in a wide variety of shades incuding Chelsea White 731 and Meridian Taupe 747. (See same tile pattern & color photos from prior years.)

Excelon Straight-Grain 9" x 9" x 1/16" & 1/8" gauge floor tiles, not the metallic series, were sold in these

Colors: Seneca White 770, Mohawk gray 771,Apache Red 777, Osage Green 780, Iroquois Tan 783, Mohave Charcoal 786 (See same tile pattern & color photos from prior years)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Excelon STYLETONE series vinyl-asbestos floortiles , shown above (similar to Cork patterns + monochromatic colors)

Colors: Sandtone 830, Mintone 831, Rosetone 834, Cedartone 835 (See same tile pattern & color photos from 1959 for color photos)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Excelon WOODTONE floor tile pattern, shown above

sold in these colors: Light Woodtone 788, Red Woodtone # 796, Dark Woodtone 799 (See same tile pattern & color photos from 1958 for color photos)

1961 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9", 12 x 12, Patterns & Color Guide

For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year. Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Tiles were produced in 1961 in both 9" x 9" and for order quantities over 9,000 sq.ft. also in 12" x 12" size.

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CENTENNIAL SERIES floor tiles, shown above include ovate spots on a soft background, with pearlescent/metallic highlights (above left)

Colors: SONATA BEIGE 800, ALLEGRO WHITE 801, POLKA GRAY No. 802, BALLET TAUPE 803 (also shown above), OVERTURE GREEN 804, CONCERTO WHITE 805, PRELUDE IVORY 806, METRO TAUPE 807 - above right

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Corkstyle floor tiles for 1961, shown above - as in prior and subsequent years - see "Dusty Cedar 874 in the thumbnails above.

Colors: (see LIGHT CORK 840 from 1963, also see MEDIUM CORK from 1965 and DARK CORK from 1962)

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IMPERIAL pattern vinyl asbestos floor tiles for 1961 sold as 9" x 9"x 3/32 or 1/8" gauge, shown above [Click to enlarge any image]

Colors: (PASTEL GRAY 870, MINT GREEN 871, PEBBLE BEIGE 872, DUSTY CEDAR 874)

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METALLIC series floor tiles for 1961, straight grain, shown above

Colors: (BLACK GOLD No. 351, IVORY GOLD 352 (also shown above), REDWOOD GOLD 353, WHITE GOLD 356)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

SPATTER series floor tiles, shown above

Colors: (ANDOVER WHITE 735, MERIDIAN TAUPE 747, WORCESTER GRAY 749)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

STANDARD STRAIGHT GRAIN pattern Armstrong flooring tiles 1961, shown above

Colors: (ALGONQUIN GREEN 704, ACOMA BLUE 705)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

STYLETONE floor tiles 1961, shown above

Colors: (MINTONE 831, ROSETONE 834, BEIGETONE 839)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

WOODTONE vinyl asbestos flooring images from 1961 as shown above

Colors: (LIGHT WOODTONE 788, DARKWOODTONE 789)

Feature Strips and Insets solid color vinyl-asbestos flooring were sold in 1" x 24" c 1/8" gauge; also "die cuts" 18" x 18" solid color tiles
Colors: (Black 790, White 791, Red 792, Yellow 793, Green 794, Brown 795)

(See the strip guide at 1956, also see this installed SOLID TILE & FEATURE STRIP FLOORING EXAMPLE using the same image as was still sold in 1971.)

1962 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9", 12 x 12, Patterns & Color Guide

For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year. For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year. Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Tiles were produced in 1962 in both 9" x 9" and for order quantities over 9,000 sq.ft. also in 12" x 12" size.

Nikita Kruschev banging his shoe on the table at the United Nations, shouting "We will bury you", the Cuban Missle crisis nor the Kennedy Assassination did not deter the production of the wide variety of vinyl-asbestos flooring products described below for 1962.

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CENTENNIAL style vinyl asbestos flooring images from 1962 (above)

Sold in these Colors: POLKA GRAY 802, RHAPSODY GREEN 815, LARGO WHITE 818, CODA BISQUE 819 above left)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

CORKSTYLE Colors: DARK CORK STYLE 842 (above) (see other colors, photos earlier years)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

EXCELON IMPERIAL style vinyl asbestos floor tiles in 1962, sold in

this wide range of floor tile colors: (ANCESTRAL WHITE 861 - shown above, MAPLEWOOD 863, PILGRIM TAUPE 864, COPPERTONE BEIGE 865, CORSAIR BLACK 867, MINT WHITE 868, Ivory Tan 869, PASTEL GRAY 870, MINT GREEN 871, PEBBLE BEIGE 872, DUSTY CEDAR 874, WILD HONEY 876, NUTMEG BROWN 877, GRANITE GRAY 878, AUTUMN GRAY 879)

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METALLIC style flooring tiles shown above

Colors: (Ivory Gold 352, WHITE GOLD 356)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

SPATTER style floor tiles shown above, sold in these

Colors: (ANDOVER WHITE 735, MERIDIAN TAUPE 747, WORCESTER GRAY 749 - shown above

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

STANDARD STRAIGHT GRAIN ) Standard and Woodtone (below) were the most popular selling vinyl asbestos floor tile patterns in 1962 according to Armstrong.

Colors: (WACO SAND 702 above left, ISLETA BLUE 711, DAKOTA WHITE 713, CAYUGA BROWN 715, MINT GREEN 760, SILVER GRAY 761, SAND BEIGE 762, ROSE TAUPE 763, SIENNA COPPER 765, Ecru 767, MINERAL GRAY 768, KASHA TAUPE 769, and quite widely popular

Seneca white standard straight grain Armstrong tile - very popular (C) InspectApedia.com

SENECA WHITE 770 standard straight grain Armstrong floor tile, shown above.

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

STYLETONE floor tiles were sold in these colors: (MINTONE 831, IVORYTONE 833, ROSETONE 834, BEIGETONE 839 - shown above)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Woodtone vinyl asbestos floor tiles in 1962 sold 9" x 9" x 1/8" & 1/16" thicknesses

Colors: Light Oak 850, MEDIUM OAK 851, Dark Oak 852 (see the 1961 photos)

Feature Strips solid color vinyl-asbestos flooring accent strips were sold in 1", 2", and 3" widths and 24" in length, in solid colors in vinyl-asbetstos flooring for 1962, in 1/16" and 1/8" gauge thicknesses.
Colors: (See the strip guide at 1956, also see this installed SOLID TILE & FEATURE STRIP floor example from 1971.)

1963 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9", 12 x 12, Patterns & Color Guide

For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year. For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year. Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Tiles were produced in 1963 in both 9" x 9" and for order quantities over 9,000 sq.ft. also in 12" x 12" size.

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CENTENNIAL style Rhapsody green 815) (above left)

CORKSTYLE

LIGHT CORK 840 from 1963, also see MEDIUM CORK from 1965 and DARK CORK from 1962

CUSTOM style shown, HAMPTON BLACK 1106 vinyl asbestos flooring images from 1963

IMPERIAL style (shown Wild honey 876)

METALLIC - (see 1960-1962 photo examples)

SPATTER - (see 1956-1960 photo examples)

STANDARD straight grain floor tiles - (shown ECRU 767)

STYLETONE floor tiles (shown GLACIER 838, above right)

Woodtone - (see the 1961 photos)

Feature Strips- (see 1956 examples of solid color feature strips)

1964 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9", Patterns & Color Guide

For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year. We have found records only of 9" x 9" vinyl asbestos floor tiles for 1964, in 1/16", 3/32" or 1/8" gauges.

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CENTENNIAL style (Nocturne black 817(above left), LARGO WHITE 818, MINUET WHITE 814)

CENTENNIAL II style sold in Metallic white 1191 1/16" only

Corkstyle (see LIGHT CORK 840 from 1963, also see MEDIUM CORK from 1965 and DARK CORK from 1962)

DRIFTSTONE style (Maya glow 1163) vinyl asbestos floor tile photo library from 1964

IMPERIAL style (Ivory tan 869)

METALLIC floor tile patterns, (see 1960-1962 photo examples)

SPATTER style (Stratford ivory 729)

STANDARDstraight grain (Catawba yellow 712)

STYLETONE floor tiles in Mossstone 827, PEACHTONE 837

TRAVERTEX style (Frost white 1131)

WOODTONE style (Medium oak 851)

Armstrong vs. Congoleum-Nairn vs. Linoleum vs. Lincrusta

Armstrong sheet flooring (C) InspectAPedia.com

This photograph of sheet flooring was identified by a reader in a 1964 home. She found remnants in the bottom of a kitchen cabinet on which was imprinted "Armstrong".

While the reader referred to this as "Armstrong Congoleum sheet flooring", Armstrong and Congoleum are separate individual companies.

The sheet flooring shown at left is identified as an Armstrong resilient flooring product. As we detail at our FAQs section at the bottom of this page, another reader had a sample of this resilient flooring tested and confirmed a 70% asbestos content.

Dont' mix up product names. Armstrong is a separate company from Congoleum-Nairn.

Linoleum is a term invented in 1860 by Frederick Walton to describe sheet flooring. Original linoleum products were made using linseed oil as an ingredient, often with a jute (burlap or fabric) backing. Descendents of Linoleum include Anaglypta and Lincrusta (many writers spell it "Linocrusta or linacrusta", an embossed patterned covering used on walls and ceilings.

NOTE: Armstrong, although an enormous producer of flooring, was by no means the only manufacturer of floor covering products that contained asbestos as fibers or asbestos powder filler.

Below we provide photographs and descriptions from a variety of flooring manufacturers, followed by a detailed list of floor tile product names we've been able to collect. You'll note that the Armstrong product list extends from 1954 to 1980. Other asbestos-containing flooring products from various manufacturers were produced between around 1920 to 1986.

1965 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9" & 12" x 12", Patterns & Color Guide

Shown below: Armstrong Standard Excelon Tile - straight striations (available in 16 colors)

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CENTENNIAL vinyl asbestos floor tile images from 1965 (above left)

CENTENNIAL II

CORKSTYLE MEDIUM, also see LIGHT CORK 840 from 1963, also see MEDIUM CORK from 1965 and DARK CORK same as this example from 1962

DRIFTSTONE

EMBOSSED PARQUET

EMBOSSED PEBBLETTE

IMPERIAL

ISLETA

SPATTER (see 1956-1960 & 1964 photo examples)

STANDARD Excelon floor tiles, example colors: APACHE RED, OSAGE GREEN, also see this lab sample fragment of vinyl-asbestos floor tile tentatively identified as ARMSTRONG APACHE RED

STYLETONE

TRAVERTEX

WOODTONE


Armstrong Commercial products in 1965, Patterns & Color Guide

Armstrong Custom Imperial

Imperial

Standard

Travertex

Travertine Embossed

Woodtone

1966 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9" & 12" x 12", Patterns & Color Guide

For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

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Custom Imperialstyle flooring tiles (White sea gray 1112, above left) floor tile images from 1966

Imperial style (Coppetone beige 865, Terrace white880)

Imperial Modern style vinyl asbestos floor tiles (Fleece white 1850, Mellow sand 1851, SHADOW BROWN 1853)

Standard Grain vinyl floor tiles (White bayberry 710)

Travertexstyle (Teal green 1136)

Travertine Embossed style asbestos floor tiles (Vetralla 4221) (also see 1965 Embossed styles)

1967 no data

1968 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9" & 12" x 12" (Residential), Patterns & Color Guide

For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

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CALIGULA style (Dianna white 51202, above left) all vinyl asbestos floor tile images from 1968

CENTENNIAL style (Largo white 56818)

COASTAL STONE style (Castle beige 51793)

CUYSTOM EXCELON (See 1963 photo example)

CUSTOM SHALESTONE flooring (Tioga beige 57001)

DRIFTSTONE style (Amazon white 51866)

EMBOSSED EXCELON(See 1965-1966 styles of embossed floor tiles)

EXCELON FEATURE Floor Tiles

FEATURE style (colid color floor tiles & strips - color chart)

IMPERIAL style (Mint green 56871, MEDIUM CORK 51855)

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IMPERIAL MODERN style (Shadow brown 51853, above left, not produced in 1973)

MARBLE style (Quartz ivory 54231)

METRIC CHIP (Palma beige 54281) [Compare with Shattered Stone - 1973]

OLYMPUS style (Dianna white 51200)

PALATIALstyle (Royal rouge 51600, also in lighter colors, 7 colors total)

PARQUET style (Light oak 54240)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

POLISHED MARBLE vinyl asbestos floor tiles (Meadow white 54193, above)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

POMPEII style shown in Dianna white 51201 - above

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

RANDOM MOSAIC style Terra cotta red 54262 shown above

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

STANDARD STRAIGHT GRAIN vinyl asbestos flooring (Smooth Surface) (Bayberry beige 56721) above

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

SWIRL CHIP style floor tiles (Rheims beige 54272) above

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

TIDESTONE style asbestos vinyl floor tiles (Malibu beige 51764) shown above

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

TRAJAN style (Dianna white 51293, above)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

TRAVERTEX style (Briar tan 51130, Mist white51135)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

TRAVERTINE style (Ponzano 54222)

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WOODTONE (standard tile, wood tone: Light oak 56850)

EXCELON FEATURE STRIPS


Armstrong Cork & Vinyl Cork Floor Tiles 1968 - features, Patterns & Color Guide

Custom vinyl cork floor tile ingredients: raw cork & vinyl resins (literature does not cite asbestos)

Cork floor tile ingredients: raw cork, resins

Patterns: CORK FLOOR TILES and CORK PARQUET floor tiles, in both material types

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Armstrong Commercial Use Flooring in 1968

Excelon Feature

Standard Excelon

Imperial Excelon

Imperial Modern Excelon

Travertex Excelon

1969 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, Patterns & Color Guide, 9x9 & 12x12-inch

Vinyl asbestos flooring from 1969For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

Standard 12" x 12"

Embossed (9 x 9 & 12" x 12")(See 1965-1966 styles of embossed floor tiles)

CUSTOM SHALESTONE (Bushkill white - left) 12" x 12" x 1/16" floor tile images from 1969

Imperial Modern (9 x 9 & 12" x 12") (see 1968)

Excelon Feature (9 x 9 & 12" x 12")

Travertex (9 x 9 & 12" x 12" )

Imperial (9 x 9 & 12" x 12")

Asphalt asbestos floor tile (C) Daniel Friedman

This 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tile found in a 1969 home. Testing for asbestos was completed on a fragment of this flooring material.

The asbestos test lab found 3% chrysotile asbestos in this floor tile sample. [Actually we suspect the total asbestos content of the floor may be much greater.

Thanks to reader R.M.for the photo and test information.

This flooring has not been identified for sure, but it resembles an Armstrong tile (See the Armstrong Craftlon Collection 12" x 12" Adelphi II Aalst54431 (showing a second color, Aalst).

CONTACT us if you can identify with certainty this floor tile image and brand.

1969 - Armstrong Self-Adhesive Floor Tiles

Armstrong Peel-and-Stick Floor vinyl floor tiles were introduced late in 1969. As we discuss at Peel and Stick / Self-Adhesive Floor Tiles

Some self-adhesive floor tiles made by Armstrong also contained asbestos. Armstrong introduced peel and stick tiles in late 1969. The company stopped manufacturing these tiles with asbestos in December of 1982.

Not all adhesive floor tiles produced during this period contain asbestos. It is necessary to know the flooring product model number or collection name of a tile in question, or to submit a sample to an asbestos test laboratory to make a final determination. - information courtesy of Armstrong Corporation.

If you can identify your floor tile collection name or model number, laboratory testing of the sample to screen for asbestos may be unnecessary.

If you do not know the brand name of your flooring you can take a quick look at example photos of the product line of each manufacturer given in the list of photo guides found at MORE READING below.

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Continue reading at 1970-1972 ARMSTRONG FLOOR TILE PHOTO-GUIDE or select a topic from closely-related articles below, or see our complete INDEX to RELATED ARTICLES below.

Or see 1960-1969 ARMSTRONG EXCELON FLOOR TILE FAQs for more about asbestos-containing flooring made during the 1960's

Or see FLOOR TILE / SHEET FLOORING PHOTO GUIDES - list of photo guides

Or see ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE IDENTIFICATION COLOR KEY

Or see ASBESTOS FLOORING HAZARD LEVEL ASSESSMENT

Or see ASBESTOS FLOORING HAZARD REDUCTION

Or see ASBESTOS FLOORING REMOVAL GUIDE


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