Flooring panel equipped with quick-release adhesive sheet

  • US 10,753,100 B2
  • Filed: 03/22/2018
  • Issued: 08/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A flooring panel comprising an upper floor layer having an upper side and a lower side;

  • and an adhesive layer including an elastic layer having an upper side, which is attached to said lower side of said upper floor layer, and a lower side, which is located opposite said upper side of said elastic layer and which defines a lower surface of said elastic layer, said adhesive layer including a sealing material having been applied as a liquid to substantially the entire surface of said lower side of said elastic layer, and then cured, so to provide said adhesive layer with a self-adhesive property, said elastic layer being made from a foam material including a closed-cell structure having a plurality of isolated cavities, and including a plurality of open holes formed in said lower side of said elastic layer, each of said holes having a concave shape that extends inwardly into the elastic layer while being isolated from the plurality of isolated cavities and having an interior surface and a lower edge, which are formed as part of said foam material, said sealing material having been applied as the liquid prior to curing to enable coating the interior surfaces and said lower edges of at least some of said holes while maintaining hollow spaces within said at least some of said holes, said sealing material configured and arranged to provide a substantially air-tight seal to said interior surfaces and said lower edges of said at least some of said holes such that when said adhesive layer is applied to a support surface, said at least some of said holes are configured and arranged to function as micro-suction holes that releasably maintain suction against the support surface so as to releasably attach said flooring panel to the support surface.

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