Floor tiles, textiles and composites
Where do you find these?
Asbestos floor tiles were once a popular choice for flooring, and you will often find old asbestos floor tiles hidden under carpets.
Textiles can be found in fuse boxes behind the actual fuse. Old fire blankets and heat resistant gloves can also be made out of asbestos textiles.
Asbestos composites can be toilet cisterns and seats, window sills, and bath panels.
Asbestos paper was used for lining under tiles and inside metal cladding.
What do these look like?
These asbestos-containing materials are not very distinctive from what is used now. To make sure we recommend you ask the owners about how long they've had certain things or look for a trade name. You should be able to look up this trade name on the internet to find out more about it.