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Photo guide to asphalt asbestos and vinyl asbestos floor tiles, 1974-1979:

This article provides a guide to identifying asphalt-asbestos flooring & vinyl asbestos floor tile sold & installed in North American from 1974-1979.

We provide identification photographs, product names, styles, colors, and vinyl-asbestos floor patterns, and colors for asbestos-containing floor tile products made between those years (and link to information on other years) to help identify 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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Armstrong Floor Tile Identification Guide - 1974 - 1979

Vinyl asbestos flooring Poughkeepsie NY (C) Daniel Friedman1974 - Complete Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, Patterns & Color Guide

Our photo guide to vinyl asbestos floor tiles for 1974 shows one photo of each style or pattern; the list below includes the names of and links to additional photos for other colors of these styles.

If we do not include a photo of a particular floor tile style that's because it appeared unchanged from a prior year - just scroll up through this photo guide to find the first occurrence of each floor tile style, pattern, name, dimensions, and colors.

Our photo left is probably a white version of GLENMORE BRICK 12" x 12" x 1/16" (White, 57131) found in a home in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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(See our COMPLETE COLOR SERIES FOR BOTH VINYL-ASBESTOS AND ASPHALT STANDARD TILE PATTERNS FOR 1973)

Readers have provided photographs and lab test reports for several similar variations of this Armstrong white brick floor pattern. Some of these contained asbestos and some, according to our readers, do not.

The white brick pattern flooring from below, found in a 1960's New York home, was reported to contain asbestos, while the 12x12" white brick floor tiles shown at below right that resemble this popular Armstrong pattern, were tested, and were reported to contain no asbestos.

Below are two more examples of white or light-coloured brick floor covering patterns that were sold in both sheet form (first photo below) and in tile form, typically 12x12" (second photo below).

Armstrong white brick pattern floor tiles - with asbestos (C) Daniel Friedman VV Armstrong white brick floor tile - no asbsestos (C) InspectApedia JFC

Below our first photo is a similar thin vinyl 12x12 white brick floor tile pattern from a 1983 home that we suspect is asbestos free, while the second photo below is another example of th herringbone white brick floor tile pattern that I think this is the same type of flooring as in our photo at above left.

Armstrong white brick floor tile herringbone pattern (C) InspectApedia Armstrong white brick floor tile herringbone pattern (C) InspectApedia

For the floor in our first photo above, most likely as a 1983 home this is post the asbestos floor tile era, though it's at the edge of that time. I've had some reports from readers testing later 12x12 tiles that did not find asbestos in them and reports from other readers testing what we think were older tiles from the 1970's that did contain asbestos.

Below are two more photographs of this popular Armstrong floorg, Romsford Brick white. Romford Red was also a popular pattern.

If you have to guess about the asbestos risk with this tile, guess that the 9x9" versions of this flooring most likely contain asbestos, that some later versions might in either size, but that latter productionof the 12x12" flooring may not contain asbestos.

If you face significant cleanup costs that require flooring demolition we recommend that you have a sample tested by a certified asbestos testing laboratory.

Armstrong Romsford brick floor tiles, white 1978 (C) InspectApedia Armstrong Romsford brick floor tiles, white 1978 (C) InspectApedia

Note that other flooring companies such as KENTILE KenFlex Floor Tiles also produced floor tiles in similar brick patterns, some of which contained asbestos.

In 1974 Armstrong Excelon asbestos vinyl floor tiles were produced in the styles shown in the photo guide just below. For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

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

IMPERIAL12" x 12" x 1/8" vinyl asbestos floor tiles in Armstrong Excelon Imperial TERRACE WHITE #56880 (photo of a floor tile catalog sample shown above).

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

IMPERIAL MODERN 12" x 12" x 3/32" - shown above, Armstrong Excelon Imperial Pattern floor tiles were sold in these colors: (Fleece white 51850, Mellow sand 51851, Smoke beige 51852, Char brown 51854, Medium cork 51855, Bayberry white 51856, Olive 51857, Sandrift white 51858, POWDER GREAY 51861 shownjust above ) floor tile images from 1974

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

IMPERIAL TEXTURE 12" x 12" - shown above, Armstrong Excelon Imperial Texture floor tiles in MANOR GREEN 51845 is shown above. Fifteen colors of Armstrong Excelon Imperial Texture floor tiles were produced

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

TRAVERTEX12" x 12" x 1/8" thick - shown above, Armstrong Excelon Travertex pattern in NOUGAT BEIGE 51138 floor tile is shown above.

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

PRESIDENTIAL 12" x 12" x 1/8" - shown above, Armstrong Excelon Presidential floor tile pattern in MONTEPELIER BEIGE51950 shown above

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

CLASSIC TRAVERTINE 12" x 12" x 1/8" - shown above, Armstrong Excelon Classic Travertine floor tile pattern in WHITE 51880, shown above, and also sold in Beige 51881)

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

STANDARD Armstrong Excelon floor tile pattern in 12" x 12" (SENECA WHITE 56770 is shown above)

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

FEATURE TILES as shown above in the Armstrong Excelon floor tile line wrere sold in ten solid colors, 12" x 12" x 1/8" thick and in strips, 1" wide x 24" long) - produced beginning in 1956, above is a 1971 photo (unchanged)

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

Craftlon Collection 12" x 12" floor tiles (above) included Armstrong Excelon Craftlon Collection in ADELPHI II Gold 54434, or Aalst , or Baal 54433

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

Craftlon Collection 12" x 12" - Armstrong Excelon Craftlon Collection floor tiles ADELPHI II AALST 54431 above, showing a second Armstrong Excelon Craftlon floor tile color, Aalst

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

Craftlon Collection 12" x 12" shown above, these floor tiles included Armstrong Excelon Craftlon DEVONSHIRE INSET in colors including GOLD, 54452, Brown 54451, White 54453, or Red 54454)

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

Craftlon Collection 9" x 9" x 3/32" - above, this group of vinyl asbestos floor tiles included Armstrong Excelon Craftlon ROMFORD BRICK9"x9" sold in these colors: WHITE 57020 or RED ROMFORD BRICK 57021 - 1973 photo

Also see ARMSTRONG BRADFORD BRICK SHEET and also this key to other brick flooring patterns found in SHEET FLOORING BRICK PATTERN ID

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

Craftlon Collection - above. Armstrong Excelon sold in LEATHERCRAFT 12"x12" x 3/32" thick Yellow, above

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

Craftlon Collection - above. Armstrong Excelon DEVONPORT also in 12"x12" x 3/32" thick White 54463 (shown above)

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

Craftlon Collection STONEFIELD 12"x12" x 3/32" Slate 54470 - Armstrong Excelon Stonefield shown above

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

Embossed CHANCERY 12" x 12" x 1/16" shown above Gold white 54542 by Armstrong is shown above

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

Embossed SHATTERED STONE 12" x 12" x 1/16" as shown above, also an - Armstrong Excelon product was sold in Gold

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

Embossed CHANDELLE12" x 12" x 1/16" in OLIVE54521 - as we show above was darker than the 1973 version - see the 1973 color series above;, also see this CHANDELLE MULTI-WHITEfor 1974)

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

Embossed DIANNA WHITE CALIGULA white Armstrong Excelon series floor tile with veining, shown above

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

EMBOSSED DIANNA WHITE 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in color: CALIGULA 51202, above - if readers are not sacked by these names by now they're better off than is this editor.

Smooth-surfaced, DIANNA WHITE, 12" x 12" x 1/16" smooth that otherwise looks similar to the above was sold in these colors: OLYMPUS 51200, DIANNA WHITE PALATIA L51601, DIANNA WHITE ALBA BEIGE 51602, DIANNA WHITE CANNES BEIGE 51603, DIANNA WHITE CORSICA OLIVE 51607)

Caligula-like floor pattern, vinyl-asbestos floor tile (C) InspectApedia.com reader MW

The floor tile above, provided by reader M.W., resembles Armstrong's Caligula pattern (listed above) and was installed as original flooring in a Milton, Massachusetts (USA) home built in 1974.

Another example of this flooring pattern appears at ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE PHOTO ID REQUESTS.

continuing:

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

Custom Bisque 12" x 12" x 1/16" (above) Armstrong floor tiles in the Custom Bisque pattern were sold in WHITE57090 (shown above), Rust, BEIGE 57092, Brown, Bronze, Olive, all vinyl asbestos floor tiles. Custom Bisque was also widely sold as a sheet flooring.

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

Custom BURNHAM 12" x 12" x 1/16" - shown above, in Tan (also see 1972)

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

CUSTOM OLD FORGE 12" x 12" x 1/16" Armstrong brick pattern floor tiles shown just above in CUSTOM OLD FORGE WHITE, 57081)

Don't confuse this with Armstrong CUSTOM GLENMORE BRICK 12" x 12" x 1/16" or Armstrong ROMFORD BRICK floor tiles from 1973.

Also see our photos from 1978 in this document, where we show a continuous sheet resilient flooring product that also used the Romford Brick floor pattern.

More brick pattern sheet flooring ID photos and asbestos test results are at RESILIENT SHEET FLOORING ID GUIDE.

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

Embossed WOODSTOCK 12" x 12" x 1/16" - above, Armstrong Excelon Woodstock pattern in Dark Cherry 54251 above, was sold only in this shade

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

Smooth Surface PALATIAL12" x 12"x 1/16" Blue - Armstrong Excelon Palatial 12x12 floor tile pattern (above)

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

Smooth Surface TIDESTONE12" x 12"x 1/16" - shown above, Armstrong Excelon Smooth-surfaced Tidestone floor til epattern in Green, above

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

Smooth Surface DRIFTSTONE 12" x 12"x 1/16" - shown above, Armstrong Excelon Driftstone floor tiles in Aztec white - above.

1975-1976-1977 Floor Tiles Containing Asbestos

Vinyl Asbestos flooring from 1975, 20% chrysotile (C) InspectAPedia MW

The vinyl-asbestos flooring shown at left was found beneath a newer layer of ceramic tile flooring in a home built in 1975 and appears to be original. The homeowner's asbestos test lab report indicated that this flooring contained 20% chrysotile asbestos.

Photo courtesy of Kai Schaller 3/13/2013.[33]

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1975-1976-1977 - Armstrong Solarian Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 12" x 12", Patterns & Color Guide

Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles (as above), for colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

Solarian vinyl asbestos floor tiles, and the following:

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

Above Armstrong Craftlon Devonshire Gold floor tile in a square pattern.

Below, a similar Armstrong flooring pattern in a sheet flooring product.

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

Craftlon Collection 12" x 12" x 0.80 gauge asbestos vinyl flooring DEVONPORT pattern/style sold as DEVONPORT BROWN 54461, above left , also sold in Devonport Gold, DEVONPORT WHITE at left, and Devonport Red).

Our photo (above) of 1970's era ARMSTRONG SOLARIAN DEVONPORT BLUE-WHITE vinyl-asbestos floor tile was provided courtesy of reader N.H.

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

Craftlon (9" x 9" 0.80" gauge) ROMFORD BRICK pattern vinyl asbestos floor tiles- ROMFORD BRICK RED 57021 , shown above, sold also sold in ROMFORD BRICK WHITE - photos from identical product, 1978)

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

Excelon SHATTERED STONE - Armstrong Excelon Shattered Stone was sold in Beige 51170, Multi-White 51171, Gold 51172, SHATTERED STONE WHITE 51173 -shown above

Regular 12" x 12" (see photos above)

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

Above Excelon Woods floor tile in dark cherry 54251

Promotional embossed vinyl asbestos flooring 12" x 12" included an SEMBOSSED SHATTERED STONE WHITE 51173 & WOODSTOCK Dark Cherry 54251 shown just above.

Armstrong Excelon Driftstone White floor tile 1975 (C) InspectApedia.com

Promotional smooth surfaced vinyl asbestos floor tiles 12" x 12" Armstrong's Excelon DRIFTSTONE White 51173 was also sold in Driftstone Beige, multi-white, and Driftstone Gold, patterns)

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

Promotional smooth floor asbestos flooring - Armstrong TIDESTONE Daytona taupe 51760 (above) also sold in green, Tidestone Acapulco white, and Tidestone Malibu Beige.

Armstrong Excelon Supreme Floor Tile produced in 1977 did not contain asbestos [photos wanted]

1978 - Armstrong Solarian Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 12" x 12" & 9"x9", Patterns & Color Guide

Armstrong Solarian & Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles included the "Custom" patterns in 1978

Vinyl asbestos floor tile confirmed 2% Chrysotile Asbestos (C) InspectApedia MW

Above, a floor tile, probably original, from a home built in 1978. Our reader (Anonymous by private email) reports that an ASBESTOS TEST REPORT for THIS FLOORING found 2% chrysotile asbestos in a sample of this lfooring.

This floor was probably manufactured in the Armstrong flooring line for 1978 or possibly one or two years before or after that year.

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Bottom line: if you're not making a dusty mess the potential hazards from asbestos containing floors are very lower if the floor is left in place and covered over than if you remove it. However, if the floor is damaged, loose, or must be demolished for other reasons then appropriate precautions should be taken.

See ASBESTOS FLOORING HAZARD REDUCTION for more advice.

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

ABBEY WOOD 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles from Armstrong were sold in LIGHT ABBEY WOOD 57320, shown above, also in MEDIUM ABBEY WOOD 57321, DARK ABBEY WOOD 57322

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

BURNHAM12" x 12" x 1/16" (service gauge) Custom embossed vinyl asbestos floor tiles were produced by Armstrong for 1978 in BURNHAM BLUE57080, BURNHAM OLIVE57081 above, and BURNHAM TAN57083 floor tile patterns.

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

CLASSIC TRAVETINE 12" x 12" Armstrong floor tiles were produced in CLASSIC TRAVERTINE WHITE 51880 shown above, and also in Armstrong CLASSIC TRAVERTINE BEIGE51881 floor tiles.

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

COUNTRY BRICK 12" x 12" regular brick pattern vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in COUNTRY BRICK TERRA COTTA 57400, COUNTRY BRICK WHITE 57401, COUNTRY BRICK BURNT TOAST, 57402 shown above and especially recommended for kitchens, COUNTRY BRICK ALMOND 57403 patterns and colors.

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

CRAFTLON ROMFORD BRICK (9" x 9" 0.80" gauge) pattern vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in CRAFTLON ROMFORD BRICK WHITE 57020, and CRAFTLON ROMFORD BRICK RED 57021

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

EDEN WOOD 12" x 12" Custom vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in WALNUT 57140, EDEN WOOD SADDLE 57141 shown above, and finally also in EDEN WOOD WHITE 57141)

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

Our photo (below-left) shows a late 1970's vintage Craftlon Romford Brick 9"x9" 0.80 gauge white vinyl asbestos floor, photos provided courtesy of reader Matt Abel, Design Services Department, Strongwood Log Home Company [REFERENCES]

Our second flooring picture (below-right), provided courtesy of reader Diana Elliott, illustrates that resilient sheet flooring was produced in a pattern similar to Romford Brick floor tiles from 1973 and 1974, and closely resembling two other 12" x 12" tile patterns from the same era:

CUSTOM GLENMORE BRICK 12" x 12" and CUSTOM OLD FORGE 12" x 12" x 1/16" thick floor tiles, are shown here, but in our second photograph (below right) the flooring is reported to be in continuous sheet form not floor tiles.

Armstrong vinyl asbestos floor tile photo (C) Daniel Friedman Armstrong vinyl asbestos Sheet Flooring photo (C) Daniel Friedman

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

GLENMORE BRICK, 12" x 12" regular brick pattern vinyl asbestos Armstrong floor tiles sold in these colors: GLENMORE BRICK RED 57130 shown above, GLENMORE BRICK WHITE 57131, GLENMORE BRICK GOLD 57132

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

IMPERIAL TEXTURE 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos Armstrong floor tiles sold in these Colors: Palace beige 51837)

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

IMPERIAL MODERN 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in one color: (Medium cork 51855)

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

IMPERIAL pattern flooring 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in one colo Cottage tan 51830

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

IMPERIAL TERAZZO-like flooring in vinyl asbestos 12" x12" sold in one color, Terrace white 56880

Armstrong solid color floor tiles containing asbestos (C) Inspectapedia.com

FEATURE FLOOR TILES, 12" x 12" solid color Armstrong asbestos floor tiles included (SOLID COLOR FLOOR TILES Black 56790, White 56791, Chocolate 56797, Red 56806, Neutral 56807, Celerty 56808, and MORE SOLID COLORS Yellow 56809, Gold 56810, Orange 56811, and Blue 56812)

Armstrong solid color floor tiles containing asbestos (C) Inspectapedia.com

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

LOS ALAMOS 12" x 12" Custom vinyl asbestos Armstrong floor tiles sold in Green 57281 and shown above

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

TRAVERTEX 12" x 12" floor tiles by Armstrong sold in color Harvest ivory 51137

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

STRAIGHT GRAIN 12" x 12" standard vinyl asbestos floor tiles from Armstrong were sold in FAWN WHITE 56759 as shown above, also in IRIQUIOIS TAN

Regular 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles from Armstrong

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

SALVADOR 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold as Colors : SALVADOR WHITE & BLACK 57170, SALVADOR YELLOW 57171, SALVADOR GREEN 57173, SALVADOR BROWN & TAN 57174, SALVADOR GOLD & GREEN 57175)

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

SAN PEDRO 12" x 12" Armstrong vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in San Pedro Gold 57072

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

SMOOTH SURFACE 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles in Cannes beige 51603

Promotional embossed 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles

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

WOODSTOCK 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles in DARL CHERRY 54251, above Also see 1973

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

SHATTERED STONE Armstrong floor tiles were sold in these colors: SHATTERED STONE BEIGE 51170, SHATTERED STONE MULTI-WHITE 51171, SHATTERED STONE GOLD 51172, SHATTERED STONE WHITE 51173 (catalog error printed as 57173) (Also see 1973)

Promotional smooth 12" x 12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles

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

DRIFTSTONE pattern floor tile sold in DRIFTSTONE AZTEC WHITE 51161

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

TIDESTONE vinyl asbestos floor tile sold in Colors: TIDESTONE GREEN 51756, TIDESTONE DAYTONA TAUPE 51760 shown above

1979 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, 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.

Imperial Texture vinyl asbestos floor tile colors in 1979 included this Teahouse Blue (C) InspectApedia.com

IMPERIAL TEXTURE 12" x 12" sold in colors COTTAGE TAN 51830, TOWER GOLD 51831, TEMPLE ORANGE 51833, SHELTER WHITE 51836, PALACE BEIGE 51837, MANSION GOLD 51838, FORTRESS WHITE 51839, TENT OLIVE 51840, CASTLE GREIGE 51841, PAGODA RED 51842, CASA ORANGE 51843, CATHEDRAL GOLD 51844, MANOR GREEN 51845, TEAHOUSE BLUE 51846) (Also see 1978 photos)

Vinyl asbetos floor installation

Imperial Modern Armstrong vinyl asbestos 12" x 12" floor ties (a FLOORING SAMPLE of Imperial Modern is shown above) was sold in colors: FLEECE WHITE 51850, MELLOW SAND 51851, CHAR BROWN 51854, MEDIUM CORK 51855, BAYBERRY WHITE 51856, OLIVE 51857 shown below, SANDRIFT WHITE 51858)

Imperial Modern vinyl asbestos floor tiles from Armstrong in 1979, Olive (C) InspectApedia.com

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

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

Above are three example vinyl-asbestos Armstrong floor tiles from 1980.

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.

To identify a particular asphalt-asbestos or vinyl-asbestos floor tile pattern & color, start in the image group most likely to be the same age as your building.

If you don't find your floor tile or sheet flooring by looking forward from that that year, you should also look backwards in the earlier years as your specific flooring pattern & color may have first appeared in an earlier year. For other tile brands than Armstrong, see the brand name floor tile links included in this list.

If you can identify your floor tile collection name or model number, or if you recognize it in the extensive library of flooring color and pattern photographs provided in these pages, laboratory testing of the sample to screen the flooring for asbestos may be unnecessary.

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.

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 at MORE READING below.

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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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