Resilient foam-backed carpet and method of preparation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5204155
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07790370

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A floor covering, such as a carpet or carpet tile, which comprises a primary backing sheet having a fibrous face wear surface and back surface and first and second backing layers and with a low density, resilient, non-elastomeric, closed cell polymeric foam layer, such as a thermoset, cross-linked polyethylene foam layer, positioned between and bonded to the first and second backing layers, optionally with a secondary backing layer bonded to the secondary bitumen backing layer. A method of producing a floor covering, such as a carpet tile, which comprises providing a primary backing sheet having a fibrous face wear surface and a back surface and bonding a first bitumen backing layer onto the primary backing sheet, bonding a low density, thermoset, polymeric foam layer to the first bitumen backing layer through a glass tissue to protect the polymeric foam layer and stabilize the composite, and bonding a second bitumen backing layer onto the polymeric foam layer. The second bitumen layer being beyond to a non-woven base wets through a glass tissue to protect the subfloor and stabilize the composite.

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INTERFACE, INC.ATLANTA, GA52

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bell, Peter W Troon, GB6 5 376
Claessen, Johannes A H Leusden, NL 6 122

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