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Kentile Floors, Inc. (Metex)

Workers exposed to asbestos

Arthur Kennedy founded this company in 1898 in New York with the purpose of producing and distributing floor tiles made out of rubber, vinyl, and cork. By the 1950s, Kentile Floors became one of the biggest manufacturers of floor tiles in America along with the national distribution of its products. The company’s operations continued until the 1990s when Kentile went out of business. Unfortunately, Kentile’s flooring products contained large amounts of asbestos, sometimes up to 25%. This was done in order to increase the company’s product resistance to fire. By doing this, Kentile Floors ignored the health hazards asbestos exposure entailed.

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Kentile Floors employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Kentile Floors made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. For the latter part of the past century, Kentile Floors, Inc. was a premier manufacturer of floor tiles which took great pride in their asbestos use, as the “sturdy asbestos fibers” would considerably increase the quality of their products. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Nevertheless, company employees and consumers were completely unaware of the dangers of exposure to asbestos could bring about. Unfortunately, several decades later, many people who worked at Kentile Floors, Inc. came to experience the awful health consequences first hand, which include COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asbestosis, as well as lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Thousands of Kentile Floors employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Do you have a Kentile Floors, Inc. worker in your family? If so, you might have also been exposed to asbestos


Although the hazardous nature of asbestos was not foreign to companies which were employing it, financial gain took the better of manufacturers and, accordingly, they went to incredible lengths to conceal the terrible health effects of exposure from both workers and the general population. Because asbestos was not seen as a carcinogenic material, there were no requirements for employees to change clothes at the end of the day. This way, asbestos fibers would often find their way in households, posing a serious risk to the family members of workers. According to estimates, roughly 10% of people who are currently suffering from a disease caused by asbestos ended up with it as a consequence of secondary exposure.

If you shared a living space with a Kentile Floors, Inc. employee during the last century and have recently been diagnosed with a disease such as pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer, you are eligible for compensation from the company’s asbestos trust fund. Please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and our resourceful lawyers will help you navigate the legal process – which requires no litigation – and recover the maximum amount of money on your behalf.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.