Flooring panel or wall panel and use thereof

  • US 6,421,970 B1
  • Filed: 11/06/2000
  • Issued: 07/23/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of forming a tight joint between similar panels, said method comprising:

  • providing a series of panels, said panel defining a perimeter;

    providing at least one tongue or groove along said sides;

    defining at least one protrusion on at least one of said tongue or groove, the at least one protrusion thereby forming a snapping web;

    defining at least one depression on at least one of said tongue and groove, the at least one depression being positioned and configured so as to act as a snapping groove to receive said snapping web; and

    urging the panels together to form a tight joint, wherein the snapping web and snapping groove hold the panels together.

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