- GENERAL REVIEW OF THE PRESENT TECHNIQUE ON FLOORS.
The invention relates to a floor, with a regular tile shape, which enables to have it mounted on flat o curved sub-floors, not requiring glue or any auxiliary material for assembling purposes.
At present, there are several types of floors, that can be assembled only in flat sub-floors, such as multilaminated in wood and plastic, in various length and shapes, boards, and floating floors, this last one on top of a plastic soft sheet. In any case, additional elements and tools are required, as a complement for binding the floor to the sub-floor. Some floors have dove tails for mounting, which requires close machining tolerances. Besides, it is required a certain skill to have them assembled, because they must be adjusted, nailed, or fastened, and wooden pegs inserted.
- AIMS OF THE INVENTION
The invention solves the whole assembly process, by eliminating all aditional operations, including hand works and materials. The sub-floor can be flat or somewhat curved. It so happen because the tiles of the invention comprise a rubber base plate, to which several wooden squares are glued. The wood squares do not touch each other. The wood block become the walking pass.
The aims of the invention, are achieved by gluing on top of a rubber plate the size of a tile, many small square wooden blocks, which are enough apart from each other, to live an space, or slot, between each two wood squares. The slot allows the rubber plate to remain flexible, acting like a hinge.
Because of the anti-skid property of the rubber of the tile, which is laying on top of the sub-floor, the tile is unable to skid.
Because of the slots between square wood blocks, the top of the tile becomes a anti-skid surface to the transit.
No glue is required to assemble the tiles, one next to the other, on the sub-floor.
- SOME EXPLANATION ON DRAWINGS
When it is necessary to adjust to projections coming out from the sub-floor, wood squares can be removed by cutting the rubber with a sharp knife.
For a better understanding of the invention, two drawings show how the invention is:
Drawing No 1: Is a perspective view of the tiles, such as they are conforming a floor.
Drawing No 2: Is a top view of one tile of the floor.
In both drawings, same numbers belong to same parts.
The parts are as follows:
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| ||Part number ||Part description |
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| ||1 ||tyle |
| ||2 ||rubber plate |
| ||3 ||glue |
| ||4 ||wood blocks |
| ||5 ||slots |
| ||6 ||dashed line which indicates a possible slots |
| || ||where to cut the rubber to remove wood blocks.- |
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