EP0857839A2 - Edging system - Google Patents

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EP0857839A2
EP0857839A2 EP19980300160 EP98300160A EP0857839A2 EP 0857839 A2 EP0857839 A2 EP 0857839A2 EP 19980300160 EP19980300160 EP 19980300160 EP 98300160 A EP98300160 A EP 98300160A EP 0857839 A2 EP0857839 A2 EP 0857839A2
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Thomas A. P. Brock
Patrick Morel
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F15/00Flooring
    • E04F15/02Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements
    • E04F15/10Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements of other materials, e.g. fibrous or chipped materials, organic plastics, magnesite tiles, hardboard, or with a top layer of other materials
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L23/00Cleaning footwear
    • A47L23/22Devices or implements resting on the floor for removing mud, dirt, or dust from footwear
    • A47L23/24Rigid cleaning-gratings; Tread plates or scrapers for cleaning the soles of footwear
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F15/00Flooring
    • E04F15/02Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements
    • E04F15/02194Flooring consisting of a number of elements carried by a non-rollable common support plate or grid
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F15/00Flooring
    • E04F15/02Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements
    • E04F15/08Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements only of stone or stone-like material, e.g. ceramics, concrete; of glass or with a top layer of stone or stone-like material, e.g. ceramics, concrete or glass
    • E04F15/082Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements only of stone or stone-like material, e.g. ceramics, concrete; of glass or with a top layer of stone or stone-like material, e.g. ceramics, concrete or glass with a top layer of stone or stone-like material, e.g. ceramics, concrete or glass in combination with a lower layer of other material

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The invention provides an edging system for a mat or the like having edges adapted for attachment complimentary edges, the edging system comprising adaptor means attachable to selected parts of the mat edges to be self-securing to the mat edge and to present edging attachment means adjacent to the mat edge, the edging system further comprising edging strip means attachable to the edging attachment means to form an edge extending along one or more selected sides of the mat. The invention further comprises an edged mat comprising an assembly of a mat and an edging system and a kit of parts for forming an edging system.

Description

This invention relates to an edging system, and relates more particularly but not exclusively to an edging system by which edging strips can be applied to a floor mat or the like, and to floor mats (or the like) edged thereby.

It is well known to lay floor mats at the entrances to buildings such as dwellings and offices, for scraping and wiping the undersides of the footwear of persons entering the buildings. Scraper mats may also be employed for reducing levels of mud carried on footwear in locations such as building sites and farms. It is known for scraper mats to be formed of mutually interlocking tiles such that mats in a wide range of lengths and breadths can be assembled from an appropriate number of identical tiles. However, mats assembled from tiles which mutually interlock along their edges leave the outer edges of the assembled mats unfinished in terms of lacking a distinct boundary strip, and also presenting raised and frequently step-like edges which represent a trip hazard for mats which are not adequately recessed in a mat-holding well.

According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided an edging system for a mat or the like having edges adapted for attachment to complementary edges, the edging system comprising adaptor means attachable to selected parts of the mat edges to be self-securing to the mat edge and to present edging attachment means adjacent the mat edge, the edging system further comprising edging strip means attachable to the edging attachment means to form an edge extending along one or more selected sides of the mat.

The edging strip means may comprise a strip of plastics material which may be of indeterminate length and may be formed by extrusion, the strip preferably being integrally formed with strip attachment means complementary to the edging attachment means of the adaptor means for mutual attachment to the respective attachment means in an assembled edging system. The edging attachment means of the adaptor means may comprise one or more projections, or an extended ridge-like projection, having a barb-like cross-section, the strip attachment means of the edging strip means comprising one or a plurality of apertures, or an extended groove, having re-entrant edges for hooking onto the barb-like cross-section of the projection or projections of the edging attachment means. The edging strip means preferably has a thickness which diminishes from an edge adjacent the mat in an assembled edging system, to the opposite edge which will be the outer edge of the combined mat plus assembled edging system whereby the edging system forms a tapered or chamfered edge to the mat along the one or more selected sides of the mat.

The adaptor means may comprise a strip-like article, preferably having a length about equal to the length of a side of the mat or about equal to the length of a sub-unit of the mat (eg of an individual tile from which the mat is assembled), the adaptor means having a complementary edge formed along at least one side thereof, the complementary edge being compatible with or substantially identical to the complementary edge to which the edge of the mat is adapted for attachment.

The edging system may additionally comprise corner means attachable to one or more selected corners of an edging system assembled on the mat, the corner means being adapted to provide continuity between edging strip means extending along adjacent sides of the mat. For each corner of the mat so provided, the corner means preferably comprises a respective corner unit which is substantially L-shaped in plan and having a cross-section which preferably substantially matches the cross-section of the edging strip means.

According to a second aspect of the present invention there is provided an edged mat comprising an assembly of a mat and an edging system, the mat having edges adapted for attachment to complementary edges, the edging system being an edging system according to the first aspect of the present invention and assembled with the mat to form an edged mat having an edge extending along one or more selected sides of the mat.

The mat is (prior to assembly) preferably a sub-assembly of a plurality of tiles adapted by the provision of complementary edges on each said tile to be mutually interlocking along their respective adjacent edges and to leave initially unconnected outer edges as mat edges adapted for attachment to complementary edges whereby to be attachable to further such tiles or to be attachable to the edging system to form the assembly. The complementary edges are preferably formed to produce half-lap joints in the assembled mat, and mutual interlocking of these joints may be enabled or enhanced by the provision of mutually interpenetrating plug and socket connector arrays along respective ones of adjacent pairs of the complementary edges. The mat is preferably adapted for the scraping and/or wiping of footwear worn by persons walking upon the mat.

According to a third aspect of the present invention there is provided a kit of parts for forming an edging system for a mat or the like having edges adapted for attachment to complementary edges, the kit comprising a plurality of adaptor means attachable to selected parts of the mat edges to be self-securing to the mat edge and to present edging attachment means adjacent the mat edge, the kit further comprising an indeterminate length of edging strip means attachable to the edging attachment means of the adaptor means.

The kit may additionally comprise a plurality of corner means attachable to selected corners of a mat and/or attachable to selected corners of an edging system assembled on a mat from parts provided by the kit.

According to a fourth aspect of the present invention there is provided a kit of parts for forming assemblies each comprising an assembly of a mat and an edging system, the kit of parts comprising a kit of parts according to the third aspect of the present invention and further comprising a plurality of tiles adapted by the provision of complementary edges on each said tile to be mutually interlocking along their respective adjacent edges and to leave initially unconnected outer edges as mat edges for attachment to further such tiles or to the adaptor means.

Embodiments of the invention will now be described by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings wherein:-

  • Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a first form of adaptor strip;
  • Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a second form of adaptor strip;
  • Fig. 3 is a transverse cross-section of an edging strip;
  • Fig. 4A is a fragmentary cross-section, in a vertical plane, of a mat provided with edging along one kind of mat side;
  • Fig. 4B is a fragmentary cross-section, in a vertical plane, of the mat of Fig. 4A provided with edging along another kind of mat side;
  • Fig. 5 is a plan view of a corner piece;
  • Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of one end of the corner piece of Fig. 5;
  • Fig. 7 is a cross-section of the corner piece of Fig. 5, taken on the line VII-VII in Fig. 5; and
  • Fig. 8 is a fragmentary cross-section of the corner piece of Fig. 5, taken on the line VIII-VIII in Fig. 5.

Before describing the embodiments in detail, it will be mentioned that the mat to which the edging system of the invention is applied is a scraper mat formed by an assembly of proprietary mat tiles available from the company named Muovihaka OY, of Finland. These mat tiles are substantially square with sides of the order of 20 centimetres, and are formed to be mutually interlocking along their edges to form half-lap joints between adjacent tiles. In each such tile, two adjacent edges are each formed with a row of laterally projecting sockets which are vertically open from above, and whose full height is confined to the vertically lower half of the thickness of the tile. The other two edges in each such tile are each formed with a row of downwardly projecting mushroom-headed pegs, each of these pegs being rooted in a laterally projecting part of the respective tile edge which is confined to the vertically upper half of the thickness of the tile. The pegs project downwardly through the vertically lower half of the vertical height of the tile. The body of each such mat tile, ie the bulk of the mat tile between and bounded by the above-described interlocking edges, is moulded of an elastomeric material in an open lattice form, with upwardly directed bristle-like projections, such that mats assembled by interlocking a suitable number of tiles can function as scraper mats for the wiping of excessive dirt from footwear of persons walking over such mats.

Thus, each mat tile has two kinds of edge, namely "socket edges" and "peg edges", these two kinds of edge being mutually complementary edges. Tiles can be interconnected by bringing complementary types of edge into mutually overlapping engagement, and then pressing the overlapping edges together such that the pegs on the edge of one tile enter the sockets in the complementary edge of the other tile, where the mushroom heads latch the pegs into respective sockets and so lock the two tiles together along their adjacent edges. Mats of a desired size can be built up by interconnecting suitable numbers of tiles, and the outer edges of the resultant mat will always present one or other (or both) of these complimentary tile edges, thus to be available for the connection of further tiles (as mat extensions) or for the connection of an edging system as a solution to the problem now to be described.

Scraper mats formed by assemblies of tiles interlocked as described above may be used on floors, on paved surfaces, or on unpaved ground. In all cases, the substantial thickness of the mat (necessary for structural reasons) normally stands above the usual surface on which mat users walk. Thus these mats are liable to be a trip hazard. Moreover, the unfinished edges of the mat present an unaesthetic appearance. These two problems are solved by the edging system embodiments about to be described, which provide a uniform broad edge around the mat (or along one or more selected sides of the mat), presenting a shallow slope leading up from the surface on which the mat is resting, to the top surface of the mat proper, and so eliminating the step-change in height which caused the trip hazard.

Referring first to Fig. 1, this illustrates an adaptor strip 10 designed to fit on to a "peg edge" of a mat (not shown in Fig. 1). The strip 10 is formed along the vertically lower half of one edge (the nearer edge as viewed in Fig. 1) with a row of vertically open sockets 12 which are functionally equivalent to the "socket edge" of a further tile and thus complementary to the "peg edge" of the mat to which the adaptor strip 10 will be attached in use (as shown in Fig. 4A). The adaptor strip 10 is shown in Fig. 1 as having only two sockets 12, at opposite ends of the strip 10, such that the illustrated adaptor strip is a minimum practicable length. However, it is preferred that the adaptor strip 10 have a length about that of the edge of a standard mat tile (which has six equi-spaced sockets in the specific case previously referred to).

Whether the length of the adaptor strip 10 is the illustrated minimal two-socket length, or the preferred six-socket length, or any other selected length, the full length of the strip 10 is formed with an upstanding ridge 14 having a barb-like cross-section (for a purpose detailed hereafter). The ridge 14 is horizontally displaced from the centre-line of the row of sockets 12.

Referring now to Fig. 2, this illustrates an adaptor strip 20 designed to fit on to a "socket edge" of a mat (not shown in Fig. 2). The strip 20 is formed along the vertically lower half of one edge (the nearer edge as viewed in Fig. 2) with a row of vertically depending mushroom-headed pegs 22 which are functionally equivalent to the "peg edge" of a further tile and thus complementary to the "socket edge" of the mat to which the adaptor strip 20 will be attached in use (as shown in Fig. 4B). Each of the downwardly directed pegs 22 is rooted in a part of the body of the strip 20 which is in the vertically upper half of the strip 20. As with the adaptor strip 10 of Fig. 1, the adaptor strip 20 as shown in Fig. 2 is a short two-peg length strip, but is preferably the six-peg length of a full tile side.

Whatever the length of the adaptor strip 20, it is formed along its full length with an upstanding ridge 24 having a barb-like cross-section which is substantially identical to the cross-section of the ridge 14 in the adaptor strip 10. The ridge 14 is horizontally displaced from the centre-line of the row of pegs 22.

Referring now to Fig. 3, this illustrates a vertical transverse cross-section of an edging strip 30 of a form suitable for use in the edging system of the present invention. The strip 30 has an indefinite length and its cross-section is invariant along its length. The strip 30 is cut to length according to requirement. The strip 30 is conveniently formed by extruding a plastics material, eg PVC, which is preferably self-coloured.

As depicted in Fig. 3, the strip 30 is aligned as it will be in use (see Figs. 4A and 4B). The left edge 32 of the strip 30 (as viewed in Fig. 7) is formed on its underside with a downwardly open groove 34 having re-entrant edges 36 adapted to interlock with the barbs of the ridges 14 and 24 in the adaptor strips 10 and 20, as will subsequently be detailed. The strip 30 has an outer surface 38 which has a height that tapers from a height on its left edge 36 which is about equal to the full vertical thickness of a mat, down to essentially zero height at its right edge 40. The horizontal width of the strip 30 between its left edge 32 and its right edge 40 is greater than the maximum height of the strip 30, such that the surface 38 is shallowly tapered and thereby provides a chamfered edge to the assembled mat plus edging system, as will be seen from Figs. 4A and 4B. The surface 38 is supported against collapse under the load of a person walking on it by means of a depending foot 42 integrally formed under the middle of the width of the strip 30.

Fig. 4A shows (in vertical cross-section) the "peg edge" of a mat 50 (assembled from interlocking Muovihaka tiles as previously detailed) interlocked to a complementary socket-type adaptor strip 10 by means of the tile pegs 52 penetrating the adaptor sockets 12.

An appropriate length of edging strip 30 is attached to the adaptor strip 10 by means of snapping the edging strip groove 34 (see Fig. 3) onto the adaptor strip ridge 14 (see Fig. 1) such that the barbs of the ridge 14 hook the groove edges 36 to lock the strips 30 and 10 together along their length. There will normally be one socket-type adaptor strip 10 (of the six-socket type) attached to each of the mat tiles along the "peg edge" side of the mat 50 which is to be edged by the strip 30, but fewer socket-type adaptor strips may be appropriate in certain circumstances. The lateral separation of the ridge 14 outwards (in the assembly) from the centre-line of the sockets 12 ensures that the edge 32 of the edging strip 30 is correctly located in relation to the "peg edge" of the mat 50.

Fig. 4B shows (in vertical cross-section) the "socket edge" of the mat 50 interlocked to a complementary peg-type adaptor strip 20 by means of the adaptor pegs 22 penetrating the mat sockets 54. An appropriate length of edging strip 30 is attached to the adaptor strip 20 by means of snapping the edging strip groove 34 (see Fig. 3) onto the adaptor strip ridge 24 (see Fig. 2) such that the barbs of the ridge 24 hook the groove edges 36 to lock the strips 30 and 20 together along their length. There will normally be one peg-type adaptor strip 20 (of the six-peg type) attached to each of mat tiles along the "socket edge" side of the mat 50 which is to be edged by the strip 30, but fewer peg-type adaptor strips may be appropriate in certain circumstances. The lateral separation of the ridge 24 outwards (in the assembly) from the centre-line of the pegs 22 ensures that the edge 32 of the edging strip 30 is correctly located in relation to the "socket edge" of the mat 50.

In the situation where the edging strip 30 is applied along two adjacent sides of the mat 50, the junction of the two lengths of edging strip 30 at the corner of the mat 50 can be neatly formed by conventionally 45°-mitring the strips 30. However, forming mitred corners requires certain skills whereas it is relatively easy to cut the strip 30 at 90°, ie straight across. Accordingly, a preferred optional extra is shown in Fig. 5, in the form of a corner unit 60 for forming corner junctions between lengths of edging strip 30 attached to adjacent sides of the mat 50.

The corner unit 50 is generally L-shaped in plan (Fig. 5) and has a cross-section (Figs. 6 and 7) which is substantially identical to the cross-section of the edging strip 30 (compare Figs. 6 and 7 with Fig. 3). The corner unit 50 has an inside edge 52 whose underside is formed with a downwardly open groove 54 having re-entrant edges 56 adapted to interlock with the barbs of the ridges 14 and 24 on the adaptor strips 10 and 20, such that the corner unit 50 can be attached to the adaptor strips 10 and 20 in the same manner as individual lengths of edging strip 30 are attached.

As well as being attached in use to adaptor strips (as detailed above), the corner unit 50 is coupled to abutting ends of adjacent lengths of edging strip 30 by means of double tongues 58, 60 projecting from each end of the corner unit 50. The gaps between each pair of tongues 58 and 60 allows them to pass on either side of the foot 42 in each length of strip 30 (see the cross-section in Fig. 3 and note its substantial identity with the corner unit cross-section shown in Fig. 7).

While preferred embodiments of the invention have been described above, the invention is not restricted thereto, and modifications or variations of these embodiments can be adopted without departing from the scope of the invention.

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  1. An edging system for a mat or the like having edges adapted for attachment to complementary edges, the edging system comprising adaptor means attachable to selected parts of the mat edges to be self-securing to the mat edge and to present edging attachment means adjacent the mat edge, the edging system further comprising edging strip means attachable to the edging attachment means to form an edge extending along one or more selected sides of the mat.
  2. A system as claimed in claim 1 wherein the edging strip means comprises a strip of plastics material of indeterminate length formed by extrusion.
  3. A system as claimed in claim 1 or 2 wherein the strip is integrally formed with strip attachment means complementary to the edging attachment means of the adaptor means for mutual attachment to the respective attachment means in an assembled edging system.
  4. A system as claimed in any of the preceding claims wherein the edging attachment means of the adaptor means comprises one or more projections, or an extended ridge-like projection, having a barb-like cross-section, the strip attachment means of the edging strip means comprising one or a plurality of apertures, or an extended groove, having re-entrant edges for hooking onto the barb-like cross-section of the projection or projections of the edging attachment means.
  5. A system as claimed in any of the preceding claims wherein the edging strip means has a thickness which diminishes from an edge adjacent the mat in an assembled edging system, to the opposite edge which will be the outer edge of the combined mat plus assembled edging system whereby the edging system forms a tapered or chamfered edge to the mat along the one or more selected sides of the mat.
  6. A system as claimed in any of the preceding claims wherein the adaptor means comprises a strip-like article, having a length about equal to the length of a side of the mat or about equal to the length of a sub-unit of the mat, the adaptor means having a complementary edge formed along at least one side thereof, the complementary edge being compatible with or substantially identical to the complementary edge to which the edge of the mat is adapted for attachment.
  7. A system as claimed in any of the preceding claims wherein the edging system comprises corner means attachable to one or more selected corners of an edging system assembled on the mat, the corner means being adapted to provide continuity between edging strip means extending along adjacent sides of the mat.
  8. A system as claimed in claim 8 wherein the corner means comprises a respective corner unit which is substantially L-shaped in plan and having a cross-section which preferably substantially matches the cross-section of the edging strip means.
  9. An edged mat comprising an assembly of a mat and an edging system, the mat having edges adapted for attachment to complementary edges, the edging system being an edging system as claimed in any of the preceding claims and assembled with the mat to form an edged mat having an edge extending along one or more selected sides of the mat.
  10. A mat as claimed in claim 9 wherein the mat is prior to assembly a sub-assembly of a plurality of tiles adapted by the provision of complementary edges on each said tile to be mutually interlocking along their respective adjacent edges and to leave initially unconnected outer edges as mat edges adapted for attachment to complementary edges whereby to be attachable to further such tiles or to be attachable to the edging system to form the assembly.
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