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What is Encapsulation for Flooring?

Do you have any asbestos flooring in your home? Asbestos was a popular building material for a number of years. And while it does have some practical benefits, we now know how dangerous and damaging asbestos can be to our health. If you have asbestos flooring, you’ll need to have it encapsulated or removed.

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Make Your Home Safe Again

Asbestos fibers get into the air, which then can get into our lungs, which can cause serious respiratory issues. There are two primary methods of encapsulation, penetrating and bridging. Penetrating encapsulation will allow for the glue to soak into your floor, where it will hold the fibers again. With a bridging encapsulation, your floor will be covered with a material, which will prevent the release of asbestos fibers.

When Should I Have My Flooring Encapsulated?

If you have asbestos flooring in your home, you need to do something about it. Every day you live there, you’re exposing yourself to health problems. If you live in an older home, you may have asbestos flooring and should have your home inspected. If asbestos are found in your home, you’ll want to get it taken care of as soon as possible.

Encapsulating Versus Abatement

Abatement is the complete removal of asbestos from a building, and while it is a good way to make your home safe, it can be expensive. Encapsulating your asbestos flooring is much cheaper than abatement and is equally safe. Both are good routes to go, but we find ourselves recommending encapsulation much more often.

Work with a Professional Encapsulation Specialist in Maryland

At Dragon Scale Inc., we’ve been in the encapsulation business for years now and have helped lots of Marylanders make their homes safe. If you have asbestos flooring in your home or aren’t sure if you do, get into contact with us. No matter what your flooring needs are, be they encapsulation or anything else, our team of flooring experts is here to help you!