US 1559747 A
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Nov. 3, 1925.
E.A E. HALL FLOOR ANDYWALL CONSTRUCTION Original Filed April 28, 1922 Patented Nov. 3, 1925.
- AUNITED'fsTATEs ERIC E. IIALIgOF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
FLOOR ANDWALL CONSTRUCTION.
Appuction med April 2s, 1922, semaine.` 557,099. .Reneweaepriizd 1925.l
To all wiz-0m it may concern.' y
Be it known that I,ERIO E. HALL, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the countyl of Cook and State of `Illinois have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Floor and Wall Construction, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.
My invention is concerned with concrete floor construction, and is designed to produce a novel and cheaply constructed border therefor, which can be used to secure carpets or other floor covering in place.
To illustrate my invention, I annex hereto a sheet of drawings, in which the same reference characters are used to designate identical parts in all the figures, of which.
Fig. l is a perspective view of a portion of a wall and fiooring having my invention applied thereto; and
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of a portion of the border shown as detached from the parts with which it is assembled in Fig. l. Y
In said figure, a; represents a tile partition wall, and Z9 represents the concrete floor on which the partition is erected.
Before the partition wall is built, the novel fastening strips are laid on the floor spaced apart the thickness of the partition wall, and the tile partition set on top of the same between the strips with the necessary mortar b. These strips consist primarily of a center strip C, which is preferably composed of some wood, but which may be composed of some fiber composition, such as sawdust with a suitable binder, or other similar material. This strip is preferably giv-v en the quadrilateral shape in cross section.
shown in Fig. 1. It is surrounded by a metallic sheathing, which preferably consists of the vertical edge portion Z having the tongues e' formed on the lower edge thereof, together with the top portion f, which preferably has openings or perforations g therein, preferably formed by expanding that portion ofthe sheet metal, together with the slanting edge portion It, which is connected to the base portion proper y', which is preferably imperforate except at its inner edge, where it has the perforations lo to receive the tongues e and where it joins the anchoring portion or strip Z, which is preferably perforated and corrugated as shown, the perforations conveniently being formed by expanding that portion of the metal. When thetile partition is set, the mortar-i5. beneath the Walla` en- Y tering the perforations serves toanchor the strip securely in place. w r f After the mortar. b has set, the plaster faces m are applied to the wall a, and after these are applied, the baseboards n are nailed against the faces m with their bottoms resting on the top of the fastening strip, and the hoods 0 can be nailed onto the tops of the baseboards n if desired.` The carpet, or other covering, p, is then laid on the floor Z) on the padding #with its edges extending over the fastening strips and up to, or substantially up to the baseboards n, and the carnet can then be secured in place by the tacks q nailed through its edges into the strip c through the apertures g if they are provided. If it is desired to conceal the heads of the tacks g, the corner strip r, being a Quadrant in cross section, can be fitted in place and secured by the nails s driven diagonally therethrough and through the perforations g into the fibrous strip o.
While I have shown and described my invention as embodied in the form which I Y at present consider best adapted to carry out its purposes, it will be understood that it is capable of modifications, and that I do not desire to be limited in the interpretation of the following claims except' as may be necessitated by the state of the prior art.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, isi
l. In a building construction, the combination with a hard plastic floor portion, of a wall rising therefrom, an edge strip se cured on the floor adjacent the wall, said edge strip being constructed of fibrous material surrounded by a metallic sheath on all sides, for the purpose described.
2. In a building construction, the combination with a hard plastic fioor portion, of a wall rising-therefrom, an edge strip interposed between it and the wall, said edge strip being constructed of fibrous material surrounded by a metallic sheath, a floor coV- softer plastic layer on the Wall and overhanging the edge of the edge strip, and a baseboard resting on the edge strip and nailed thereto.
4. In a building construction, the combination With a hard plastic floor portion,`of a hard plastic Wall, an edge strip placed against the Wall and on the plastic floor, said edge strip being constructed of fibrous 'materialsurrounded by a metallic sheath,
a softer plastic layerV on the Wall and overhanging the edge of the edge strip, a baseboard resting on the ledge strip and nailed thereto, a floor covering extending onto the edgeof the strip, tacks passed through the floor covering, the metallic sheathing, and into the fibrous material, a corner strip ,overlying the tacks and engaging the baseboard, and nails passed'diagonally thro-ugh the cor- Ifilr strip, the metal sheathing, and intothe In Witness whereof, I have hereunto. set
rnv handand aiiix'ed Iny seal this -19th day of April, A. D. 1922. p v
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