Here is the front parlour of the Little Blue House. This picture was taken after we replaced the heinous furniture that was in this room when we bought the house last summer. We plan to gradually restore the circa 1898 Queen Anne house.
For 2013, we will start with the home's foundation, and we'd also like to work on the original bedroom. The bedroom is located adjacent to the parlour, and the rooms are separated by a red curtain. The rooms share the same linoleum flooring. The flooring is in its worst condition in that bedroom. The floor is on an angle, there has been some water damage, and the flooring is really coming apart. We would like to seal off that room and pull up the flooring, remove the wallpaper and ceiling paper, and fix it up.
I was discussing our upcoming projects with my brother in-law this morning, and he mentioned asbestos. Asbestos was widely used in linoleum flooring, and from what I gather so far, it seems to be fairly common between 1900 and 1986.
Below you can see part of an old lamp that we found in the house, sitting on the linoleum floor. Before we do any work on the floor, I am curious to find out whether or not it contains asbestos.
|Vintage Linoleum Floor in Parlour|