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|1. (WO2018038832) FLOOR MAT WITH HIDDEN BASE COMPONENT|
|Applicants:||MILLIKEN & COMPANY
LOVE, Franklin S.
KITCHEN, Dale S.
DAWSON, Ty G.
MCCLURE, Barry R.
BISHOP, Michael D.
|Title:||FLOOR MAT WITH HIDDEN BASE COMPONENT|
This invention relates to a washable multi-component magnetic floor mat with a hidden base component. The floor mat contains a textile component and a base component. The textile component and the base component are attached to one another by magnetic attraction. The magnetic attraction is provided by incorporation of magnetic particles in both the textile and base components. The textile component is designed to be soiled, washed, and re-used, thereby providing ideal end-use applications in areas such as building entryways. The present invention eliminates the need to wash the base component of the floor mat which results in environmental, cost and labor conservation. Alignment and deployment of the textile component with the base component in an efficient manner is also described herein.