Tile Setters and Asbestos Exposure

Tile setters are skilled professionals who compile tiles to create intricate designs in buildings, homes and other structures.

When tile setters sand, drill, cut, scrape or remove a tile containing asbestos, the particles are distributed into the air and inhaled. Tile setters frequently exposed to these asbestos products are at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Common Tile Products Containing Asbestos

Most tiles installed before 1980 contained some form of asbestos. Many other products used by tile setters also contained asbestos. Some of these products include:

  • 9 x 9 floor tiles
  • 12 x 12 floor tiles
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Roof decks
  • Sheet linoleum
  • Cement
  • Mastic
  • Glue
  • Grout
  • Decorative materials
  • Soundproofing materials
  • Patching compounds
  • Textured paint

Simmons Hanly Conroy Helps Tile Setters and Their Families

Tile setters who installed, worked on or removed floor tiles before 1980 are most at risk for being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has a long latency period; tile setters who were exposed to asbestos 10, 20 or even 50 years ago, are just now beginning to experience mesothelioma symptoms. If you believe you or a loved one is experiencing mesothelioma symptoms related to tile setter asbestos exposure, please fill out the form below to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers.