Any Asbestos Hazards in Ceramic Baseboard Adhesive?

I am getting ready to paint a bathroom in a 1960's house. Prior to doing so I want to replace the old ceramic baseboards with oak. Should I gingerly pop one off and have the adhesive tested for asbestos prior to pulling them all off? I had a look at one a few years ago, and it was a light brown colored adhesive.
Here is a photo of the tiles I am talking about, to give you an idea.
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Hey Buck. If by chance the adhesive contains asbestos, just be careful not to get the dust airborn. If it makes sense, just lightly spray the adhesive backing with water to keep dust down and put into plastic bag and remove. To go through the prosses to remove via an abatement company, it will cost a fortune. And of coarse wear a dust mask.
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No asbestos in ceramic adhesive. Take them off if you wish, and scrape the adhesive with a putty knife. A heat gun often helps with the adhesive removal. However, I wonder what you are going to do around that shower. You cant just remove the base and leave the upper tile, and oak that gets wet turns black. Another thing. I assume you are leaving the ceramic floor, will the oak fill in the gap around the edge? Also consider that this ceramic is forming a bowl of sorts, to keep water from dripping down into the floor if there is a small spill from the shower or toilet overflow.
Are you sure you want to do this?
One other option you have would be to paint the tile using epoxy paint. Personally I think painted ceramic is ugly but I have seen it done.
If I were you, I'd paint the walls and fancy up the door trim and whatever else. Then clean all the ceramic and you may find it looks great...
PS. Next time you take a picture like that, have a young sexy woman sitting on the toilet. Naked of course !!!!!!!!!!!!! <LOL>
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 07:26:36 -0500, "Buck Turgidson"

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It won't have asbestos. Different products were used compared to the old floor tiles. The tile does have a big advantage over wood when it comes to mopping the floor. The floor tile sort of shouts "1960" though.
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