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Kentile Flooring identification photos:

These photographs of Kentile flooring installations & individual Kentile floor colors & patterns help identify asbestos-containing Kentile flooring. Page top photo, 1970's brick-pattern flooring contributed by a reader and confirmed by lab test to contain asbestos.

This article series explains to identify asbestos-containing Kentile or KenFlex floor tiles: here we provide a photo guide to Kentile asphalt-asbestos flooring & Kentile 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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Photo Examples of Kentile Flooring Patterns & Markings on Tiles

Kentile asphalt asbestos gray speckle pattern (C) InspectApedia Sarah OshkoshKentile floor tiles were often labeled as Kentile Asphalt Tile, Styrene Reinforced, Factory Waxed, 9x9" Kentile Floors. 12x12" and 9x9" Kentiles have also been described. This article provides an index to examples of typical Kentile floor tiles in popular colors and patterns.

Identifying photos of old or discontinued asbestos-containing Kentile floor tiles. Asbestos Kentile floor tile patterns, photos & Kentile flooring history, dates of production & Kentile KenFlex floor tile patterns. Asphalt asbestos Kentile & vinyl-asbestos Kentile or KenFlex floor tile identification and advice 1917 - 1986. Asbestos-free Kentile flooring products, 1986-1992. Here we also include reader requests for supplies of (now discontinued) Kentile Flooring.

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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.

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Kentile Flooring Wanted: requests from readers

Kentile Marble White  Chipstone Flooring Wanted (C) InspectApedia.com Ned Winkleman

Question: Kentile Marble White Chipstone 1M278 B / 1195 Flooring Wanted

I tried to post a question to see if anyone had an idea how to find some discontinued Kentile. I don't seem able to see if there was a reply.
What I'd like to find out if there might be someone who had some of these to replace a few I have.

My box of Kentile installed in 1984 indicates that it is Kentile reinforced vinyl tile in Marble White Chipstone. Box has numbers 1M278 B and 1195 and 1195 printed on it.
Any suggestions?

Ned Winkelman Email: nzwwink@sbcglobal.net - 2016/10/19 by private email to the editor.

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Reply:

Ned: we've seen antique asbestos-containing floor tiles and sheet flooring for sale occasionally at home improvement websites, historical home restoration websites, and online at eBay.

As you asked we include your email contact information above.

Watch out: Most Kentile floor tiles contain asbestos though we have had reports of no-asbestos-detected in a few cases involving either very late Kentile productionlike yours, or where the "asbestos test lab" was not a listed, certified asbestos tester. Precautions are in order, in particular, avoid cutting, sawing, grinding, or otherwise making a dusty mess of this flooring.

Below: packaging and identification codes for Kentile's Marble White Chipstone flooring ca 1984.

Kentile Marble White  Chipstone Flooring Wanted (C) InspectApedia.com Ned Winkleman Kentile Marble White  Chipstone Flooring Wanted (C) InspectApedia.com Ned Winkleman Kentile Marble White  Chipstone Flooring Wanted (C) InspectApedia.com Ned Winkleman

See these articles on minimizing the risk of spreading dusty asbestos debris in your home:

Photo Examples of Kentile Blue Kentile Fooring & Packaging

Aqua Kentile Carnival Spatter

Below: 1950's Aqua style Kentile in a spatter-type or Carnival type pattern.

Aqua Kentile 1950 (C) InspectApedia.com

Also see KENTILE GREEN FLOOR TILES

Taupe Colored Kentile Travertine Flooring

9x9 Commercial grade Kentile floor tiles (C) InspectApedia.com

Green & Red Kentile Travertine Flooring

Below, the same flooring pattern showing green and red base colors of Kentiles.

9x9 Commercial grade Kentile floor tiles (C) InspectApedia.com

Kentile Slate Flooring Patterns

Kentile's tile patterns also included a slate look-alike asphalt-asbestos flooring product. Kentile slate flooring patters in vinyl asbestos tiles included several slate colours such as gray, red, green, black.

Kentile quincy slate vinyl flooring (C) InspectApedia GP

Shown below: Kentile solid vinyl Quincy Slate floor tile reverse side markings:

Kentile quincy slate vinyl flooring (C) InspectApedia GP

1/8" thick vinyl [vinyl-asbestos] floor tile in the Quincy Slate pattern. One sample was Quincy Green - Q400 ut at least two other colors are shown.

Kentile Theme Tiles

Kentile die cut theme tile illustration from a 1952 Catalog - InspectApedia.com

The following Kentile theme tiles are nice examples of die-cut Kentiles and were submitted by a reader.

Kentile die cut clown pattern (C) InspectApedia Sara Oshkosh

These are Kentile die cut accent tiles installed in a basement surrounded by VAT flooring from Kentile in the popular cork pattern.

The tile pattern (shown below) in these boxes was Kentile's Terazzo Beige and Kentile's Cork pattern. Note that this is a vinyl or asphalt-based floor tile in a cork pattern, not actual cork material.

Kentile die cut asphalt asbestos flooring (C) InspectAPedia Sara Oshkosh

And two more popular die cut Kentile patterns from the same building's basement showing the playing card "Aces" pattern below,

Kentile die cut playing card pattern (C) InspectApedia Sarah

and a Shuffleboard pattern below, contributed courtesy of - Sarah, Oshkosh WI 6/19/2014

Kentile shuffleboard die cut pattern (C) InspectApedia Sarah in Oshkosh

Desert Black (Black with white specs) & Desert Sands (White with black specks) Kentile Flooring: Asbestos test lab report results: No asbestos

Kentile Desert Black asbestos containing floor tile 1982 (C) InspectApedia.com MB Kentile Desert Black asbestos containing floor tile 1982 (C) InspectApedia.com MB

Above: 1980's era Kentile asbestos-containing flooring in patterns Desert Black & Desert Sands, Pattern No. 2001 - 1G087

Kentile Desert Black / Desert Sands packaging:  this 1982 Kentile floor was confirmed to contain asbestos  (C) InspectApedia.com MB Kentile Desert Black / Desert Sands packaging:  this 1982 Kentile floor was confirmed to contain asbestos  (C) InspectApedia.com MB

Kentile Desert Black / Desert Sands Kentile packaging photos shown here were provided by an InspectApedia reader.

These Kentiles were installed in a 1982 home and thus the flooring itself will date from 1982 or some earlier year. The reader had samples of the Kentile flooring as well as black mastic tested by TEM Environmental, a certified asbestos test lab in Illinois. The report, by omitting any % content, is read as indicating no asbestos detected in this flooring nor in the mastic as follows:

Note: in some floor tile products asbestos was used in both fibrous form as a binder and in powdered form as a filler. - Ed.

Antique Coral Kentile Flooring

Shown below: Kentile Desert Sands & Kentile Antique Coral floor tiles, pictured in an advertisement in Life Magazine, 5/11/1952 p. 130. You'll see in 1952 the Kentile floor tile pattern name and floor tile styles applied to a different image from the labeling on the reader's tile packaging.

Kentile Desert Sand from Life Magazine Advertisement 1952 (C) InspectApedia.com

Blue Kentile Flooring

Kentile D-225 Cerulean Blue 9x9" floor tile is shown below

Kentile D-225 Cerulean blue 9x9 floor tile (C) InspectApedia.com

 

Kentile Floor tile Blue Cerulian D-222 (C) InspectApedia.com BG

Above: Kentile 9x9" factory-waxed flooring in pattern D-225 Fleecy Cer. 1/8" # H10151. The "Cer" refers to the colour: Cerulian

Gray Kentile Flooring Patterns

Above & below, 9" factory-waxed Kentile floor tiles

Kentile Napoleon Gray Flooring C222 (C) InspectApedia BG

Gray Flecked Kentile Flooring

Here are the grey tiles that were mostly in good-condition but had been damaged around a toilet.

Gray speckled Kentile asphalt asbestos flooring in a bathroom, Oshkosh WI (C) InspectApedia Sarah

and

Kentile asphalt asbestos gray speckle pattern (C) InspectApedia Sarah Oshkosh

Green Kentile Flooring

Kentile 9x9" green vinyl asbestos floor tiles (C) InspectApedia.com DJF

Reader Question: how to identify old green and white flooring?

Wondering how to verify this flooring [below] ? Who made it? How old is it? - Anonymous by private email 2016/7/03

Kentile-like VAT flooring (C) InspectApedia.com DS

Reply:

I don't know, but it looks like it could be 1950's era flooring, possibly Kentile or Armstrong.

Watch out: I see that at the left side of your photo the floor is in bad condition, and I see you're using a power saw; beware of making unnecessary and hazardoud dust. Search inspectApedia.com for ASBESTOS FLOOR REMOVAL and ASBESTOS FLOOR HAZARD REDUCTION for more detailed advice.

Random Tones Kentile Flooring

Below: Kentile Random Tones floor tile back stamping, 1959.

Kentile random tone tile from 1959 (C) InspectApedia.com

Below: Kentile Random Tones floor tile back stamping, 1957.

Kentile random tone tile from 1959 (C) InspectApedia.com

White Kentile Floor Tiles

The Kentile floor patterns & colors shown immediately below are excerpted from an auction website selling pallets of commercial-grade 9x9" Kentile flooring found stored in a school building. Other examples of white Kentile flooring have been submitted by our readers.

9x9 Commercial grade Kentile floor tiles (C) InspectApedia.com

Above, white Kentile in a Travertine pattern. Below: the same 9x9" Kentile flooring in a taupe color base.

Kentile Criterion Solid Colors, 1980's White, Tan

Kentile Criterion Solid Color Flooring, 1986 (C) InspectApedia.com

The floor above is discussed at KENTILE CRITERION SOLID FLOOR TILES (1980's) [image & text]

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.

White Speckled Kentile Flooring

Desert Sands Kentile from the early 1980's (White with black specks) is shown below courtesy of reader Anonymous - 2016/08/17.

Kentile Desert Black asbestos containing floor tile 1982 (C) InspectApedia.com MB

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For a detailed photo guide to individual vinyl-asbestos floor tile patterns, brands, sizes, and years of manufacture, see ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE IDENTIFICATION PHOTOS by YEAR.

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Also see FLOOR TILE HISTORY & INGREDIENTS for a discussion of the ingredients and production of asbestos-containing flooring.

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