(73) Assignee: Flooring Industries Ltd., Dublin (IE)
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(21) Appl. No.: 11/594,822
(22) Filed: Nov. 9, 2006
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2007/0051064 Al Mar. 8, 2007
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 11/400,192, filed on Apr. 10, 2006, which is a continuation of application No. 10/923,780, filed on Aug. 24, 2004, now Pat. No. 7,055,290, which is a continuation of application No. 10/395,162, filed on Mar. 25, 2003, now Pat. No. 6,931,811, which is a continuation of application No. 09/878,212, filed on Jun. 12, 2001, now abandoned.
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Jun. 13, 2000 (BE) 2000/0381
(58) Field of Classification Search 52/592.2,
52/589.1,592.1,390; 427/369,393 See application file for complete search history.
A floor covering includes hard panels having a laminated structure. The panels have an upper surface with a printed decorative layer including a wood pattern. A transparent layer of a synthetic material extends over the printed decorative layer and includes a plurality impressions. The impressions substantially follow the wood pattern.
10 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets