Does My Linoleum Contain Asbestos?
Printing on the reverse side of linoleum tiles often provides a homeowner with information regarding whether the linoleum contains asbestos. Scraps of unused linoleum may contain this same information. About.com warns that flooring with manufacture dates from 1952 to 1986 likely contains asbestos. When trying to remove existing flooring, inspect the reverse of the tiles, as floor removal may release asbestos.