My husband and I bought an 1894 Victorian late last year and the kitchen floor was disgusting, so we've decided to lay an inexpensive floor to hold us over until we can actually redo the kitchen (I'm not holding my breath). So here we go, pulling up a plywood subfloor because it'll be easier to replace the plywood than to disengage the old vinyl.
But what to my wondering eyes should appear, but this really neat (though worn out in places) green floor! But I don't know what it is! It is green with darker green and white squiggly bits running through, and has a narrow black band around the perimeter of the room. The green is kinda fake-marble looking.
[[blast. I can't post photos or links cause I'm a new member. I know this is absurd, but if you want to see it, go to flickr and search people for jcameron76, the most recently added photo is the floor]]
Now, from the basement, it looks like there is a wood floor under everything. This is laying over that wood floor, so I'm certain isn't the *original* floor, but could easily be from the 60s, the 40s, the 20s, I have no idea.
When it is scratched, it is still green, but the most worn places seem to show black through, so could that still be linoleum? Does anyone know if there is any likelyhood that I might need to check for asbestos?
I guess I'm also wondering how old it is cause if it's anywhere near as old as the house (maybe as late as the teens or 20s) I might try to recreate it when we DO redo the kitchen.