Do asbestos floor tiles present a risk?

Among the top areas where asbestos still poses a considerable risk are the areas of floor tiles throughout residential and commercial properties in the UK. These come in many variable types and colours and were typically stuck down with the use of various materials which contained asbestos.

If you live or work on a property that is pre-1999 construction, your flooring tiles may contain traces of asbestos and require asbestos testing by a professional in asbestos removal services.

An asbestos test is a crucial requirement before any removal of the floor tiles is considered or undertaken. These tiles may ultimately contain chrysotile asbestos which, when disturbed or damaged, can result in the asbestos fibres becoming airborne and pose serious health risks to anyone who could inhale them.

Damaged or disturbed asbestos

Having asbestos-containing floor tiles in your home poses little danger to residents unless they are damaged. This only changes should those floor tiles become disturbed by accident or removed.

Whilst this is true, these floor tiles can also heavily deteriorate from constant foot traffic or having items dragged across them every year. Eventually, these floor tiles show signs of deterioration and begin to break down or crack. This is when the danger aspect comes into play and becomes a heightened risk factor.

Once these fibres become airborne, they can find their way into the lungs of even the most innocent person in the area – including children. The signs will not show immediately, but by the time they do show significant signs of asbestos exposure, it will be too late to treat them – sometimes leading to terminal cancers.


If you are unsure about the potential risk faced by your existing floor tiles and have no knowledge if they contain asbestos, then it is advised to have them tested by a certified and professional asbestos removal company that specialise in asbestos services.

Only a certified professionals should undertake any kind of testing or asbestos removal Cheshire, and the samples are sent to an approved laboratory to determine the asbestos type within the material. From there, the course of action in either containment or removal can be determined with health and safety playing a big factor.

Contact the team at Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions today should you feel that your floor tiles need an asbestos inspection Manchester for asbestos content.

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