Process for the manufacturing of surface elements

  • US 6,565,919 B1
  • Filed: 11/24/2000
  • Issued: 05/20/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A process for the manufacturing of surface elements which surface elements comprise a decorative upper layer and a supporting core;

  • said process comprising;

    i) providing a supporting core with an upper side;

    ii) providing the upper side of the supporting core with a dé

    cor, which dé

    cor is achieved by at last one of digitizing an actual archetype and at least partly creating said dé

    cor in a digital medium, which dé

    cor is positioned after a predetermined fixing point on the supporting core, iii) protecting the upper side of the supporting core with an at least partly translucent, wear layer, iv) enhancing the dé

    cor by accurately applying a surface structured matrix against the wear layer utilizing the predetermined fixing point to create a surface structure on the wear layer.

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