Title:
Skirting profile
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Moulding strip, preferably a moulding strip for use in the transition between a floor covering and a wall, which floor covering consists of floor elements provided with a decor. Decor comprises a number of decor elements with intermediate demarcations which demarcations are arranged at a predetermined mutual distance A. The moulding strip is provided with a decor which comprises a number of decor elements with intermediate demarcations. The demarcations are arranged at a mutual distance A′ whereby A=A′±(0,1×A), preferably is A=A′±(0.05×A), most preferably A=A′±(0.005×A).



Inventors:
Kornfalt, Sven (Malmo, SE)
Gunnarsson, Charlotta (Malmo, SE)
Application Number:
10/416700
Publication Date:
07/01/2004
Filing Date:
07/07/2003
Assignee:
KORNFALT SVEN
GUNNARSSON CHARLOTTA
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04F19/02; E04F19/04; (IPC1-7): E04C2/38
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Primary Examiner:
CHAPMAN, JEANETTE E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG L.L.P. - PERGO (Washington, DC, US)
Claims:
1. Moulding strip, preferably a moulding strip for use in the transition between a floor covering and a wall, which floor covering consists of floor elements provided with a decor which decor comprises a number of decor elements with intermediate demarcations which demarcations are arranged at a predetermined mutual distance A, characterised in that the moulding strip is provided with a decor which comprises a number of decor elements with intermediate demarcations which demarcations are arranged at a mutual distance A′ whereby A=A′±(0,1×A), preferably is A=A′±(0,05×A), most preferably A=A′±(0,005×A).

2. Moulding strip according to claim 1, characterised in that the moulding strip is provided with at least two decor elements.

3. Moulding strip according to claim 1, characterised in that the moulding strip is provided with N′ decor elements where N′ is an integer between 3 and 50 and that the floor covering is provided with N decor elements where N is an integer, N×A=N′×A′±(0,005×A×N) if N=N′.

4. Moulding strip according to claim 1, characterised in that the moulding strip is provided with N′ decor elements where N′ is an integer between 3 and 50 and that the floor covering is provided with N decor elements where N is an integer, N×A=N′×A′±(0,001×A×N) if N N′.

5. Moulding strip according to claim 1, characterised in that the moulding strip is provided with N′ decor elements where N′ is an integer between 3 and 50 and that the floor covering is provided with N decor elements where N is an integer, N×A=N′×A′±(0,0002×A×N) if N=N′.

6. A process for the manufacturing of a moulding strip according to claim 1, characterised in that a foil provided with a decor which comprises a number of decor elements with a mutual distance A′ and with intermediate demarcation is glued on an elongated carrier, that the length L over N numbers of decor elements with the length A including the same number of demarcations on the floor covering is determined whereby a centre is selected on the moulding strip, from which centre 0,5L is measured on both sides of the selected centre, that the centre is arranged in the centre of a decor element A′ where N isn't an even number and in the middle of a demarcation between two decor elements A′ where N is an even number, whereupon the moulding strip is cut on the measured positions 0.5L from the selected centre so that a moulding strip with a length L′ is obtained, whereby L=L′.

7. A process according to claim 6, characterised in that the foil is arranged so that the direction of extension of the demarcations are mainly perpendicular to the extension of the moulding strip.

8. A process according to claim 6 or 7, characterised in that the foil is constituted by a thermoplastic material.

9. A process according to claim 6 or 7, characterised in that the foil is constituted by one or more papers impregnated with thermosetting resin.

Description:
[0001] The present invention relates to a moulding strip intended to be used in connection to a floor.

[0002] It is already known to manufacture floor beading of different materials including laminate clad strips of for example wood fibre which has been made known through SE 503 861. Such strips has radically improved the possibilities to match the decor between floor and floor beading.

[0003] Since the decor on these floor beadings as well as the floors they are intended to match changes format in connection to the manufacturing, it is very difficult to achieve decor matching between these two media when these have a decor with accentuated interruptions such as for example a simulated tile decor.

[0004] The above mentioned problems has, through the present invention been solved whereby a moulding strip, preferably a moulding strip for use in the transition between floor covering and a wall. The floor covering consists of several joined floor elements provided with a decor. The decor comprises a number of decor elements with intermediate demarcations which demarcations are arranged at a predetermined mutual distance A. The decor can hereby illustrate square or rectangular blocks of for example wood, textile, stone or ceramics, whereby the decor elements for example may illustrate tiles while the demarcations in this example illustrates grouted joints. The invention is characterised in that the moulding strip is provided with a decor which comprises a number of decor elements with intermediate demarcations. The demarcations are arranged at a mutual distance A′ whereby A=A′±(0,1×A), preferably is A=A′±(0,05×A), most preferably A=A′±(0,005×A). The moulding strip is hereby preferably provided with at least two decor elements.

[0005] The moulding strip is preferably provided with N′ decor elements where N′ is an integer between 3 and 50. The floor covering is thereby provided with N decor elements where N is an integer, N×A=N′×A′±(0,005×A×N) if N=N′.

[0006] Moulding strips with greater length will require greater precision whereby the moulding strip preferably is provided with N′ decor elements where N′ is an integer between 3 and 50. The floor covering is hereby provided with N decor elements where N is an integer, N×A=N′×A′±(0,001×A×N) if N=N′.

[0007] Moulding strips with great lengths and comparably narrow demarcations will require an even greater accuracy whereby the moulding strip is provided with N′ decor elements where N′ is an integer between 3 and 50 and that the floor covering is provided with N decor elements where N is an integer, N×A N′×A′±(0,0002×A×N) if N=N′.

[0008] The invention also relates to a process for the manufacturing of a moulding strip according to the present invention. The process is characterised in that a foil provided with a decor which comprises a number of decor elements with a mutual distance A′ and with intermediate demarcation is glued on an elongated carrier. The length L over N numbers of decor elements with the length A including the same number of demarcations on the floor covering is determined. A centre is then selected on the moulding strip, from which centre 0,5L is measured on both sides of the selected centre. The centre is arranged in the centre of a decor element A′ where N isn't an even number and in the middle of a demarcation between two decor elements A′ where N is an even number. The moulding strip is then cut on the measured positions 0.5L from the selected centre so that a moulding strip with a length L′ is obtained, whereby L=L′.

[0009] The foil is arranged so that the direction of extension of the demarcations are mainly perpendicular to the extension of the moulding strip. The foil is suitably constituted by one or more papers impregnated with thermosetting resin but it is also possible to let the foil be constituted of a thermoplastic material.

[0010] The foil is suitably constituted by a thin thermosetting laminate with an abrasion resistance measured as IP>3000 turns.

[0011] The invention is not limited by the embodiments shown, as these can be varied in different ways within the scope of the invention.