Tile with protected imitation grout line

  • US 10,544,595 B2
  • Filed: 11/20/2018
  • Issued: 01/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tile comprising:

  • a top section at least partially defining a top surface, said top section including a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) layer;

    a protective section joined to said top section,a rigid core layer joined to said protective section, said rigid core layer comprising a densified foam material,a plurality of sides at least partially defined by said rigid core layer,at least one exposed portion comprising a textured surface structured to represent a grout line, said at least one exposed portion disposed along a corresponding one of said plurality of sides, andsaid at least one exposed portion defined within and exposing at least a portion of said protective section.

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