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Publication numberUS1929871 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1933
Filing dateAug 20, 1931
Priority dateAug 20, 1931
Publication numberUS 1929871 A, US 1929871A, US-A-1929871, US1929871 A, US1929871A
InventorsJones Berton W
Original AssigneeJones Berton W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Parquet flooring
US 1929871 A
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Oct. 10, 1933. B. w. JONES 1,929,871

PARQUET FLOORING Filed Aug. 20, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 n Fa Oct. 10, 1933. a. w. JONES 71 PARQUET FLOORING Filed Aug. 20, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 B. W Jan 65.

Patented Oct. 10, 1933 UNITED STATES I PATENT OFFICE PARQUET FLOORING Berton W. Jones, Fort Collins, 0010.

Application August 20, 1931. Serial No. 558,355

I 2 Claims. (01. 20-75) This invention relates to parquet flooring and particularly to a novel means whereby the various panels may be secured or clamped to the floor expeditiously, relatively inexpensively, and with accurate and neat joints.

The more specific objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the description following taken in connection with accompanying drawings illustrating an operative embodiment.

In said drawings:

Figure l is a fragmentary view in plan of a floor constructed in accordance with the invention,

Figure 2 is an enlarged view of one of the securing devices used for the flooring, and with portions of the latter broken away to disclose details,

Figures 3 and 4 are cross sectional views taken on the line 33 and 44 of Figure 2,

Figure 5 is an inverted plan view of one of the fastening devices,

Figure 6 is a sectional view through one of the devices of a modified form, and

Figure 7 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 7-7 of Figure 2.

Referring specifically to the drawings, the sectional or parquet flooring is made up of units each of five panels 10, for example, such panels being laid individually. In order that the panels may be held against relative displacement where not engaged directly by my improved fastening means, the ends of the panels are grooved as at 11 and have tongues or strips 12 disposed therein.

In accordance with the invention, at the corners of the units of panels, securing blocks 13 are provided, which blocks may be of wood, metal, composite or any material desired, the upper faces thereof being flush however with the panels 10.

Those diagonally cut ends or edges 14 of the outer panel 10 are rabbeted at their upper edges, whereby their lower edges extend under the lateral flanges 15 of the blocks 13. The'panels 10 and blocks 13 rest on a suitable base or sub-flooring 16 and the blocks 13 carry screws 17 rigidly connected thereto, for instance by means of retaining plates 18 screwed as at 19 to the blocks. The screws 1'7 have polygonal shank portions 20 extending through correspondingly shaped openings in the plates 18 so that they cannot turn relatively thereto. In addition, the screws 17 have retaining heads 21 overlapping the upper surface of the plates 18 and located between the latter and the blocksl3. Parallelribs 22 may be provided on the blocks 13 adapted to rest directly on the sub-flooring 16 to provide the necessary 7 clearance for the plates 18 and adjacent parts.

In applying the floor, blocks 13 are secured to the sub-floor 16 before the panels 10, the blocks being located as a unit and the screws 17 extending into the wood or material of the floor 16. When the material is not wood or cannot be penetrated by a screw, a plug of a different material is used to receive the screw as at 23, being for instance of wood, lead or the like. After the blocks 13 are secured in place, the panels 10 are laid, the strips 12 being applied incidental-to lay- 6 ing to prevent displacement of those panels not directly engaging the blocks 13.

The form of the invention shown in Figure 6 is preferably used in the case of repair jobs. 13' in that form designates a retaining block like that at 13 and the same carries a barb nail or fastening 17' in rigid relation therewith. The block 13' may be driven by a hammer or the like so that the nail 17' penetrates the wood or filler 23' of the sub-floor. Said block 13' retains and coacts with the panel 10 exactly like the blocks 13 and corresponding parts in the previous form.

Various changes may be resorted to provided they fall within the spirit-and scope of the invention.

I claim as my invention:-- 1

1. A securing means for parquet flooring comprising a rectangular block having a flange on the four sides thereof in elevated relation to the 7 base, a securing means fixed to the block and extending below the base thereof to engage a sub-flooring, ribs on said base to directly engage the sub-flooring, said ribs being spaced apart, means between the ribs securing the fastening means to the block, comprising a plate, fastening elements securing the plate to the block, and said fastening means having a head located between the block and plate and a shank extending through the plate and securing the fastening means against rotation.

2. A securing means for parquet flooring, comprising a rectangular block having a flange on the four sides thereof in elevated relation to the base, and a securing means fixed to the block below the base thereof to engage a sub-flooring.

BERTON W. JONES.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/509, 52/391, D25/160
International ClassificationE04F15/04
Cooperative ClassificationE04F15/04
European ClassificationE04F15/04