US20120304581A1 - Press-fitted decoration tiles - Google Patents

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US20120304581A1
US20120304581A1 US13/485,791 US201213485791A US2012304581A1 US 20120304581 A1 US20120304581 A1 US 20120304581A1 US 201213485791 A US201213485791 A US 201213485791A US 2012304581 A1 US2012304581 A1 US 2012304581A1
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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
    • E04F15/02038Flooring or floor layers composed of a number of similar elements characterised by tongue and groove connections between neighbouring flooring elements
    • 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
    • E04F15/105Flooring 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 of organic plastics with or without reinforcements or filling materials
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F2201/00Joining sheets or plates or panels
    • E04F2201/01Joining sheets, plates or panels with edges in abutting relationship
    • E04F2201/0153Joining sheets, plates or panels with edges in abutting relationship by rotating the sheets, plates or panels around an axis which is parallel to the abutting edges, possibly combined with a sliding movement
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F2201/00Joining sheets or plates or panels
    • E04F2201/04Other details of tongues or grooves
    • E04F2201/043Other details of tongues or grooves with tongues and grooves being formed by projecting or recessed parts of the panel layers

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The present disclosure relates to press-fitted decoration tiles installed as finishing materials on an indoor floor surface of a building, an apartment and/or a house is disclosed, wherein a coupling force among decoration tiles is excellent through mutually press-fitted plurality of decoration tiles to prevent the decoration tiles from being distanced and disengaged and to free from adhesive harmful to human body, the press-fitted decoration tiles including a groove unit formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile, and a lug unit formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile.

Description

  • Pursuant to 35 U.S.C.§119 (a), this application claims the benefit of earlier filing date and right of priority to Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-0052593, filed on Jun. 1, 2011, the contents of which is hereby incorporated by reference in their entirety.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE DISCLOSURE
  • 1. Field
  • The present disclosure relates to a decoration tile used as a finishing material on an indoor floor of a building or an apartment house, and more particularly to decoration tiles, each decoration tile installed by coupling, wherein coupling grooves are formed at a widthwise side and at a lengthwise marginal side of a rectangular decoration tile, and coupling lugs are formed at the other opposite widthwise side and the other opposite lengthwise marginal side of the rectangular deco tile, such that a plurality of decoration tiles can be mutually coupled and installed on an indoor floor surface, whereby a plurality of decoration tiles can be insertedly installed by allowing the coupling lugs to be inserted into the coupling grooves, and allowing the rugged lugs to be tightly and securely inserted into the rugged grooves, to increase coupling force between the tiles, to prevent the tiles from being discrete and disengaged, and to simplify construction work, and whereby no adhesive harmful to human is used due to a plurality of tiles being tightly coupled to provide no harm to dwellers.
  • 2. Background
  • Generally, an inner floor of building or an apartment house is used with such finishing materials as decoration tiles or woods. However, woods as raw materials for finishing materials of buildings and apartment houses are widely employed of late, in consideration of environment-friendliness and aesthetic values.
  • Flooring materials for indoor floor may be classified into woods, decoration tiles and laminated paper (or plastic), where the wood floor is used with raw wood itself or processed plywood itself.
  • The wood floor is advantageous in that texture of natural wood is beautiful, and excellent in terms of indoor humidity control, and any deformation of woods can be restored to a normal shape, once appropriate humidity and temperature are provided and maintained. However, there are many disadvantages in that the wood floor is weak to fungus and/or bacteria propagation, easily scratched, and used with an adhesive, and installation cost is very expensive, and noise is generated when dismantled and expenses thereto are high.
  • The decoration tiles are widely used as flooring materials in a house or an office, because they are inexpensive and scratch-resistant, although the decoration tiles are made with PVC materials printed with various patterns to embody floor textures. The decoration tiles are formed in various patterns by being provided with natural marble, natural wood and carpet-like textures to allow the patterns to have interior decoration effects.
  • Each of the flooring materials thus mentioned are manufactured in a predetermined size, and attached to indoor floors using adhesives. The problem is that the flooring materials are attached to the indoor floors using the adhesives, which in turn produce harmful substances causing skin diseases and/or respiratory diseases to the disadvantage of dwellers.
  • In order to solve the aforementioned problems, in prior art as illustrated in FIG. 1, one distal end of wood floor or a deco tile is formed with a coupling lug (100), and the other opposite distal end is formed with a coupling groove (200) to allow the coupling lug (100) to be inserted into the coupling groove (200), whereby many wood floors or deco tiles are mutually coupled to form an indoor floor surface to reduce an amount of adhesives and to enhance workability.
  • However, the coupling method according to the prior art is disadvantageous in that coupling power between wood floors or deco tiles decreases to cause the wood floors or deco tiles to become discrete or disengaged, and the wood floors or deco tiles become dislodged due to insecure coupling if the wood floors or deco tiles are disengaged or separated from a floor surface.
  • That is, the wood floors or deco tiles are insecurely laid on the floor surface just by being inserted from one wood floor or deco tile to the other wood floor or deco tile, to decrease a mutual coupling power, resulting in occurrence of the wood floors or deco tiles being separated or disengaged, and occurrence of noise and dislodgement of wood floors or deco tiles if part of the wood floors or deco tiles is fallen apart, leading to improper poor construction works.
  • SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE
  • An object of the present disclosure is to solve at least one or more of the above problems and/or disadvantages in whole or in part, in which mutual coupling power in conventional deco tiles decreases after the tiles are laid on a floor surface to result in occurrence of the tiles being discrete or disengaged, and occurrence of noise and dislodgement if part of the tiles is fallen apart, leading to improper poor construction works and hazard to dweller health, and to provide an easily press-fitted, installable and unharmful decoration tiles, excellent in coupling force among decoration tiles through mutually press-fitted plurality of decoration tiles, capable of preventing the decoration tiles from being distanced and disengaged and free from adhesive harmful to human body.
  • In order to achieve at least the above object, in whole or in part, and in accordance with the purposes of the invention, as embodied and broadly described, and in one general aspect of the present invention, there is provided a press-fitted decoration tile that is employed in construction work on an indoor floor surface, the tile comprising: a groove unit formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile; and a lug unit formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile.
  • Preferably, the groove unit includes a lug formed at a distal end of an external side of the decoration tile and a coupling groove formed at an inner side, wherein the lug is formed from a floor surface of the decoration tile at the distal end of an external side with a height lower than a thickness of the decoration tile, and the coupling groove is slantly formed on an upper surface of the decoration tile with a height lower than that of an upper end of the lug.
  • Preferably, the lug unit includes a coupling lug formed at a distal end of an external side of the decoration tile and a groove formed at an inner side, wherein the coupling lug is formed at the distal end of an external side of the decoration tile from an upper surface of the decoration tile at a height lower than a thickness of the decoration tile, and the groove is formed on the floor surface of the decoration tile with a height higher than that of a bottom end of the coupling lug.
  • There is an advantageous effect in the press-fitted decoration tile according to the present disclosure in that a plurality of decoration tiles is coupled and installed on an indoor floor surface by forming a groove unit at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile, and a lug unit at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile, whereby the plurality of decoration tiles is press-fitted thereamong on the indoor floor surface to make the coupling force among the decoration tiles and to prevent the decoration tiles from being distanced and disengaged.
  • There is another advantage is that the press-fitted decoration tile according to the present disclosure is easily installable, excellent in coupling force among decoration tiles through mutually press-fitted plurality of decoration tiles, and capable of dispensing with use of adhesives and freeing dwellers from being worried about hazards.
  • There is still another advantageous effect in that the decoration tiles are press-fitted crosswise and lengthwise to provide an excellence in coupling force of decoration tiles, and no adhesive harmful to human is used to enable a tightly secured installation of the decoration tiles on an indoor floor surface, whereby there is no harm to human and no poor construction is allowed with excellent durability after installation.
  • There is still further advantageous effect in that the existing wooden floor can be replaced by the decoration tiles according to the present disclosure, no adhesive is used to satisfy consumer needs of environment-friendliness and to allow consumers instead of skilled workers to personally install the decoration tiles as a DIY (Do It Yourself) product, and to satisfy the requirement by world markets.
  • Technical subjects to be solved by the present disclosure are not restricted to the above-mentioned description, and any other technical problems not mentioned so far will be clearly appreciated from the following description by the skilled in the art.
  • Therefore, additional advantages, objects, and features of the disclosure will be set forth in part in the description which follows and in part will become apparent to those having ordinary skill in the art upon examination of the following or may be learned from practice of the disclosure. The objectives and other advantages of the disclosure may be realized and attained by the structure particularly pointed out in the written description and claims hereof as well as the appended drawings.
  • It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description of the present disclosure are exemplary and explanatory and are intended to provide further explanation of the disclosure as claimed.
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  • The accompanying drawings, which are included to provide a further understanding of the disclosure and incorporated in, and constitute a part of this application, illustrate embodiment of the disclosure and together with the description serve to explain the principle of the disclosure. In the drawings:
  • FIG. 1 is a cross-sectional view of essential parts illustrating an installed state of decoration tiles according to prior art;
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating decoration tiles according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 3 is a front view of an essential part of a decoration tile according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of an essential part illustrating a coupled state of decoration tiles according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of an essential part illustrating an installed state of decoration tiles according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 6 is a detailed view of an essential part illustrating a lug unit according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 7 is a detailed view of an essential part illustrating a groove unit according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 8 is a perspective view of an essential part illustrating an installed state of decoration tiles according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;
  • FIG. 9 is a plan view of a decoration tile according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure; and
  • FIG. 10 is a cross-sectional view of an installed state of decoration tiles according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Hereinafter, exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the drawings, sizes or shapes of constituent elements may be exaggerated for clarity and convenience.
  • In describing the present disclosure, detailed descriptions of constructions or processes known in the art may be omitted to avoid obscuring appreciation of the invention by a person of ordinary skill in the art with unnecessary detail regarding such known constructions and functions.
  • Accordingly, particular terms may be defined to describe the disclosure in the best mode as known by the inventors. Accordingly, the meaning of specific terms or words used in the specification and the claims should not be limited to the literal or commonly employed sense, but should be construed in accordance with the spirit and scope of the disclosure. The definitions of these terms therefore may be determined based on the contents throughout the specification.
  • An essential subject matter of the present disclosure is to provide a press-fittable decoration tiles, whereby adhesives are dispensed with in tightly and securely laid decoration tiles on an indoor floor surface through excellent coupling force among decoration tiles, and dwellers are free from harmful hazards to provide the tiles durability after construction works are done to thereby prevent the decoration tiles from being discrete and disengaged.
  • Now, configuration of the press-fitted decoration tile according to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure will be described in detail.
  • The press-fitted decoration tile (10) according to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure that is employed in construction work on an indoor floor surface (300) includes a groove unit (20) formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10), and a lug unit (30) formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10) that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10), as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3.
  • Material of decoration tile (10) according to the exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure is preferably synthetic resin (PVC), the tile body is formed in a rectangular shape with a predetermined width (10 cm-20 cm) and length (70 cm-90 cm), and a groove unit (20) is formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10), and a lug unit (30) formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10) that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10).
  • The groove unit (20) formed at one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference includes a lug (21) formed at a distal end of an external side of the decoration tile (10) and a coupling groove (22) formed at an inner side, wherein the lug (21) is formed from a floor surface of the decoration tile (10) at the distal end of an external side with a height lower than a thickness of the decoration tile (10), and the coupling groove (22) is slantly formed on an upper surface of the decoration tile (10) with a height lower than that of an upper end of the lug (21).
  • The lug unit (30), formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10) that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10), includes a coupling lug (32) formed at a distal end of an external side of the decoration tile (10), and a groove (31) formed at an inner side, wherein the coupling lug (32) is slantly formed at the distal end of an external side of the decoration tile (10) from an upper surface of the decoration tile (10) at a height lower than a thickness of the decoration tile (10), and the groove (31) is formed on the floor surface of the decoration tile (10) with a height higher than that of a bottom end of the coupling lug (32).
  • The lug (21) formed on the groove unit (20) in the above essential parts of the decoration tile (10) corresponds to the groove (31) formed on the lug unit (30), and the coupling groove (22) formed at the groove unit (20) corresponds to the coupling lug (32) formed at the lug unit (30).
  • Meanwhile, referring to FIG. 6, it is preferable that the coupling lug (32) formed at the distal end of the external side of the lug unit (30) be outwardly slanted at a distal end thereof, an inclination (a) of an outer circumferential surface (32 a) of the distal end be 40°˜50°, the groove (31) formed at the inner side of the lug unit (31) be slanted at an inner circumferential surface (31 a) of the external side, and an inclination (b) of the inner circumferential surface of the external side be 10°˜20°.
  • Referring to FIG. 7, it is preferable that the lug (21) formed at the distal end of the external side of the groove unit (21) be slanted at an inner circumferential surface (21 a), where an inclination (d) of the inner circumferential surface (21 a) is 10°˜20°, the coupling groove (22) formed at an inner side of the groove unit (20) is inwardly slanted at an inner circumferential surface (22 a), and an inclination (c) of the inner circumferential surface (22 a) is 40°˜50°, which is same as that of the inclination (a).
  • Now, an installing process of the decoration tiles according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure will be described in the following manner.
  • Referring to FIGS. 4 and 5, one decoration tile (10) is attached and laid on the indoor floor surface (300) and the other decoration tile (10) is coupled to the one decoration tile (10), where the groove unit (20) of the decoration tile (10) attached to the indoor floor surface (300) is inserted by the lug unit (30) of the other decoration tile (10), and the other decoration tile (10) is attached to the indoor floor surface (300), whereby the coupling groove (22) of the groove unit (20) is inserted by the coupling lug (32) of the lug unit (30), and the lug unit (21) of the groove unit (20) is press-fitted into the groove (31) of the lug unit (30) to allow the decoration tiles (10) to be tightly and mutually coupled.
  • Now, referring to FIGS. 8, 9 and 10, the decoration tile (10) according to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure is such that the groove unit (20) formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10), and the lug unit (30) formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile (10) are mutually press-fitted, whereby the cross-wise rectangle and the lengthwise rectangle are coupled.
  • As illustrated in FIG. 8, distal ends of lengthwise direction of the decoration tile (10) are mutually press-fitted, and distal ends of crosswise direction of the other decoration tile (10) are mutually press-fitted into distal ends of crosswise direction of already installed decoration tile (10), whereby crosswise rectangle and lengthwise rectangle of the decoration tiles (10) are coupled.
  • As apparent from the foregoing, the press-fitted decoration tiles according to the present disclosure has an industrial applicability in that the coupling force of the decoration tiles (10) is excellent in coupling force because crosswise rectangle and lengthwise rectangle of the decoration tiles (10) are coupled, whereby adhesive harmful to human body is dispensed with to allow the decoration tiles (10) to be tightly installed on the indoor floor surface, freeing dwellers from harmfulness, and to provide the decoration tiles with durability after construction works are done, and to prevent the decoration tiles from an improper construction by removing dislodgement of decoration tiles resultant from being discrete or disengaged.
  • The above-mentioned press-fitted decoration tiles according to the present disclosure may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiment set forth herein. Thus, it is intended that embodiment of the present disclosure may cover the modifications and variations of this disclosure provided they come within the scope of the appended claims and their equivalents.
  • While particular features or aspects may have been disclosed with respect to several embodiments, such features or aspects may be selectively combined with one or more other features and/or aspects of other embodiments as may be desired.

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1. A press-fitted decoration tile that is employed in construction work on an indoor floor surface, the tile comprising:
a groove unit formed at each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile; and
a lug unit formed at each other lengthwise marginal circumference and other cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile that face the each one lengthwise marginal circumference and one cross-wise marginal circumference of the rectangular decoration tile,
wherein the groove unit includes a lug formed at a distal end of an external side of the decoration tile and a coupling groove formed at an inner side, wherein the lug is formed from a floor surface of the decoration tile at the distal end of an external side with a height lower than a thickness of the decoration tile, and the coupling groove is slantly formed on an upper surface of the decoration tile with a height lower than that of an upper end of the lug, and wherein the lug unit includes a coupling lug formed at a distal end of an external side of the decoration tile and a groove formed at an inner side, wherein the coupling lug is formed at the distal end of an external side of the decoration tile from an upper surface of the decoration tile at a height lower than a thickness of the decoration tile, and the groove is formed on the floor surface of the decoration tile with a height higher than that of a bottom end of the coupling lug, and wherein the coupling lug formed at the distal end of the external side of the lug unit is outwardly slanted at a distal end thereof, an inclination of an outer circumferential surface of the distal end is 40°˜50°, the groove formed at the inner side of the lug unit is slanted at an inner circumferential surface of the external side, and an inclination of the inner circumferential surface of the external side is 10°˜20°.
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