Armstrong Flooring products are no longer manufactured with asbestos.
The information provided below represents the last date for each floor product category that Armstrong produced containing asbestos. Please note, these dates reflect Armstrong’s last manufacture, not the products’ sale or installation.
U.S. Manufactured Products
COMMERCIAL TILE June, 1981
RESIDENTIAL TILE December, 1982
ADHESIVES (S-89 AND S-90) January, 1983
SHEET VINYL April, 1983
Canadian Manufactured Products
COMMERCIAL TILE 1985
RESIDENTIAL TILE 1985
SHEET VINYL 1984
Please be advised that there are federal and, in many states, also state and local regulations which you must consult to determine the procedures required to be followed when removing in-place asbestos-containing materials. Most of these regulations focus on friable materials (those which when dry can be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure). In our view, resilient floor coverings are nonfriable and not fairly subject to such regulations. You should be aware that some jurisdictions have regulations which do not take into account the nonfriable nature of the removed material. For this reason, and also because the regulations in your state are always subject to change and sometimes varying interpretations, you should contact the governmental agencies within your jurisdiction to determine which, if any, regulations apply to the removal of resilient floor covering, including the use of RFCI (Resilient Floor Covering Institute) Recommended Work Practices for the Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings.
Unless you are absolutely sure that a previously installed, in-place flooring material does not contain asbestos, you should always assume it does contain asbestos. A copy of the Recommended Work Practices is available at http://rfci.com/ or by calling 706-882-3833.
If you need additional information on contact AHF Products at 866-243-2726.