asphalt tile[′a‚sfȯlt ′tīl]
Floor tile composed of asbestos fibers, mineral coloring pigments, and inert fillers bound together; used on rigid subfloors or hardwood floors.
Resilient floor tile that is composed of asbestos fibers with asphalt binders; set in mastic and installed over wood or concrete floors.
A resilient, low-cost floor tile composed of asbestos fibers, finely ground limestone fillers, mineral pigments, and asphaltic or resinous binders. Requires waxing and buffing; set in mastic over wood or concrete subfloor; is not greaseproof unless specially treated.