In the construction industry, mastic most commonly refers to the adhesive that joins and binds floor tiles to the underlying surface. The underlying surface is very frequently concrete. Definitions of and common applications of mastic is detailed below;
You know that asbestos tiles are a health hazard but did you know that certain floor glues are as well? Mastic flooring was used as an industrial strength adhesive to hold down those dangerous asbestos tiles. According to the Mesothelioma Center, The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants considers construction mastic as a Category I non-friable asbestos-containing material. This classification indicates that mastic contains 1 percent or more asbestos and may emit asbestos fibers if disturbed.
The removal of mastic flooring can increase the value of your home or property, should you ever wish to sell. If you leave the mastic floors intact, you are required to report the presence of asbestos to the potential buyer. This can deter customers. If you’re not planning on selling your property, the removal of mastic flooring will make your building safer.
Mastic floor removal is strongly advised to prevent you and your loved ones from the dangers of asbestos. This process can seem stressful and frightening, but Xtreme Flooring will provide you and your family with a safe removal and put your minds at ease. DO NOT attempt to remove mastic flooring by yourself. Let the professionals at Xtreme Flooring take care of it!
Contact Xtreme Flooring today to learn more about mastic flooring removal. Let us give you the peace of mind you deserve!
Mastic removal can help increase the value of your house. Use mastic removal as a featured selling point + leverage during the negotiation process.
Mastic removal will protect your family from the hazards of asbestos, this is especially true for older houses with original tiling.
Sleep better at night knowing that you have done everything possible to maintain the value of your housing assets and protect your family.