Installing over VCT Containing Asbestos (posted by Norma Siefken)

[ASKNACHI]This question was posted on AskNACHI.org by Norma Siefken (from Albuquerque, NM). [/ASKNACHI]Is there a health / safety risk by nailing down tackstrip to 9" VCT in preparation for installation of carpet?

I can’t think of any health/safety risks associated with nailing tack strips onto VCT (vinyl composite tiles). I believe VCT took the place of the asbestos containing tiles/adhesives of earlier.

Larry’s spot on.
VCT would be fine.
VAT (vinyl asbestos tile) would be a different story.

VAT was popular until the early 70’s