I am a 25 year old do it yourselfer and I am currently in the process of renovating my parents 1/2 bathroom. It wasn’t until recently that I found out about vermiculite and I would appreciate it very much if someone could put my mind at ease.
I know about asbestos, but I don’t know the types or what it came in. I thought asbestos was asbestos. Not vermiculite with a chance of asbestos mixed in.
This is the bathroom with the attic above. This is an old house, probably dating back towards the 1960’s or so. Researching I saw that was around the time Zonolite was used and that the majority of it came from the Libby mine that had veins of asbestos contaminating things.
I think and I hope this is just a loose batt rockwool. I should probably get it tested, but for future progress on this bathroom I hope I can get some input on the chance that its not vermiculite.
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I think this tile is made from asbestos, but since its non-friable and I’m not going to drill into it, I am going to lay laminate floor over top. Infact, I think the whole lower basement of the house is this tile, but we laid a cheap wall-to-wall carpet over the top instead.
I am trying to get the house prepped for the Ontario Energy Audit Program. I hope to get the audit, so that we can take advantage of the grants. I haven’t searched this forum yet, but I will make a thread later if the audit and process of receiving the grants makes it worth it. Seeing as how renovations have to be done by March 31,2011…
Thank you very much,