What's This Floor?
September 28, 2004 8:10 PM   Subscribe

Bought a Milwaukee home that was built in the mid 1930's. What are my bathroom floors made out of?
posted by sharksandwich to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
um... tile? Is this 20 questions?
posted by ChasFile at 8:12 PM on September 28, 2004

Probably asbestos tile. But a little more information might get better answers.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:13 PM on September 28, 2004

posted by sharksandwich at 8:13 PM on September 28, 2004

Sorry for the screw-up. Above is the floor in question.
posted by sharksandwich at 8:15 PM on September 28, 2004

It looks like terrazzo to me.
posted by Quinbus Flestrin at 8:30 PM on September 28, 2004

Wow. That takes me back. That's exactly the same flooring my old highschool used. :-)

I doubt it's made of asbestos, but then again, that school did get away with leaving asbestos in the ceiling.

The cracks in that stuff at my school made me think it was nicely set stone in concrete, ground flat and glazed somehow.
posted by shepd at 10:42 PM on September 28, 2004

That is indeed terrazzo.

Very common in older Florida homes. I had some in my old house.
posted by tomierna at 8:31 AM on September 29, 2004

That's a mighty fine floor. Terrazzo should be used more often.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:03 AM on September 29, 2004

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