Tile with imitation grout line

  • US 11,149,442 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2020
  • Issued: 10/19/2021
  • 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 comprising a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) layer having a first density;

    a rigid core layer joined to said top section, said rigid core layer comprised of a densified foam material, said rigid core layer having a second density that is less than said first density of said top section;

    a plurality of sides at least partially defined by said core layer; and

    at least one exposed portion configured to represent a grout line, said at least one exposed portion disposed along at least one of said plurality of sides.

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