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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 1950’s, Kentile Floors became one of the biggest manufacturers of floor tiles in America along with national distribution of its products. The company’s operations continued until the 1990’s, 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 products resistance to fire. By doing this, Kentile Floors ignored the health hazards asbestos exposure entailed.

Quality Legal Assistance for Kentile Floors, Inc. Workers Injured by Asbestos Exposure

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. Nevertheless, company employees and consumers were completely unaware of the dangers 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.

Due to the enormous number of lawsuits filed against it, Kentile Floors, Inc. was needed to request bankruptcy protection in 1992. Nowadays, victims of occupational exposure can recover the financial compensation they are entitled to with the aid of a specialized lawyer from the asbestos trust fund set up by the company. Since 1990, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have been dedicating their endeavors to assisting innocent people injured by asbestos exposure in the workplace and will gladly do the same for you if your employment at Kentile Floors, Inc. resulted in a disease.

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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.