Floor Grinding

Asbestos containing adhesive was commonly used to help bond carpet and vinyl flooring to its substrate in homes and buildings built pre-1980’s.

Grinding of asbestos adhesive must be carried by Class A licensed asbestos removalist contractors only.

Due to the adhesive becoming friable during the removal process, this type of removal requires correct safety precautions to be implemented, including: proper encapsulation of work area and installation of negative air units. Airborne asbestos fibre monitoring can be performed during the removal works to ensure asbestos fibres do not escape from the enclosed asbestos removal area.

At AAH Contracting, we specialise in the abatement of asbestos containing adhesives. Due to a high volume of work in this field, we have our own specialist equipment dedicated to the removal of asbestos adhesive and associated carpet and vinyl flooring. This negates the need to hire expensive equipment which our competitor’s often do. At the end of the day, this allows us to pass our savings, onto you.

Talk to one of our asbestos floor grinding experts for a free quote or consultation.

Common types of asbestos containing adhesive used for flooring

  • Blackjack glue: This adhesive is black in color and is usually found beneath vinyl blackjack tiles and some other types of floor coverings. Asbestos was mixed with this adhesive to make it more durable.
  • Emulsion adhesive: Emulsion adhesive is a synthetic form of adhesive that was used to bond synthetic laminates, such as floor tiles to wood and timber.
  • Fibrous adhesive: (also known as Millboard) This liquid form of adhesive was typically applied with a brush or sprayer. Through the years, fibrous forms of asbestos containing adhesive often broke down, which generated asbestos contaminated dust.

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