Charlie: Jeanie in Navasota says, “I live in a 1936 peer and beam home out in Navasota. And, we’re talking an 84 year old home here. The kitchen has those 16 inch by 16 inch, black and white checkered pattern tile floors. And that diamond pattern.” You know what I’m talking about?
Charlie: Says the floor is cracking on some of the tiles, and they’re similar to the old asphalt tiles. It’s a large kitchen with a medium sized TV area and an office in it. So, it’s a big space. And she said, “I like the floor pattern, but is there something with the same look, but maybe more durable and up to date?”
Tom: Oh yeah. You can get that type of look in all kinds of different products. You can get it in vinyl. You can get it in some of the-
Charlie: Porcelain? Porcelain tile?
Tom: Of course yes. Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles. You can also get it in … I was trying to get, oh, the plastic laminates.
Charlie: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Tom: Because you can get those kind of patterns too. So, there’s a lot of different options. I probably would not tear the old one out. Because it’s probably got asbestos in in.
Tom: If it’s that old of a house, and I think I know the product has probably been in there a lotta years. But, as far as that goes, you can go over the top of it. Just leave it where it is and it’s fine.
Charlie: Hope that helps you Jeanie.