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1. (WO2013155534) FLOATING FLOOR SYSTEM, FLOOR PANEL, AND INSTALLATION METHOD FOR THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/155534    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/036663
Publication Date: Fri Oct 18 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: E04F 15/02
E04F 15/10
Applicants: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Inventors: RAMACHANDRA, Sunil
TOTARO, Anna, J.
Title: FLOATING FLOOR SYSTEM, FLOOR PANEL, AND INSTALLATION METHOD FOR THE SAME
Abstract:
A floating floor system and a floor panel and method for use with the same that includes a snap-fit locking assembly that provides vertical locking between vadjacent floor panels to minimize and/or prevent ledglng therebetween. In one embodiment, a protuberance and a recess are also provide on the floor panels to provide horizontal locking. The snap-fit locking assembly comprises: a locking member protruding from a first flange and comprising an undercut surface; and a locking slot formed In a second flange. The snap-fit locking assembly is configured so that when the locking member of a first one of the panels is disposed within the locking slot of a second one of the panels, the first and second panels are vertically locked together via mechanical interaction between the undercut surface of the locking member of the first panel and a locking surface of the second flange of the second panel