Regarding your asbestos floor, I know a thing or two about abatement. I can give you tips for removing it safely, per regulation, but that will have to be via PM or phone.
Today is a road trip. I need to drive about 600 miles to get some more 'stuff'. I'm making bass traps this week.
Thanks Mike! I didn't want to bother you with this yesterday, but I just might take you up on your offer! We've been here with this floor for almost 20 years, so there's no rush on my end. I have started to wonder though, whether I could tackle putting in a Pergo-type floor but of course I'd have to deal with removal of the old one first!