Cushioned back carpet

  • US 6,468,623 B1
  • Filed: 02/08/2000
  • Issued: 10/22/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/03/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A dimensionally stable cushioned carpet tile suitable for disposition as discrete modular units across a flooring surface, the carpet tile comprising:

  • (i) a primary carpet fabric having a pile side and an underside with a plurality of pile forming yams projecting outwardly from said pile side;

    (ii) an adhesive layer consisting essentially of at least one adhesive extending away from the underside of said primary carpet fabric;

    (iii) a layer of stabilizing material in contacting relationship with said adhesive layer such that said layer of stabilizing material is held in place at a fixed position below said primary carpet fabric; and

    (iv) a foam cushion layer bonded to said layer of stabilizing material with at least a portion of said layer of stabilizing material embedded in said foam cushion layer;

    said layer of stabilizing material being the only layer of stabilizing material positioned between said foam cushion layer and said primary carpet fabric.

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