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Floor covering, including hard floor panels (1) which, at least at the edges of two opposite sides (2-3, 26-27), are provided with coupling parts (4-5, 28-29), cooperating which each other, substantially in the form of a tongue (9-31) and a groove (10-32), wherein the coupling parts (4-5, 28-29) are provided with integrated mechanical locking elements (6) which prevent the drifting apart of two coupled floor panels in a direction (R) perpendicular to the related edges (2-3, 26-27) and parallel to the underside (7) of the coupled floor panels (1).

Title
Floor panel with edge connectors
Application Number
8/872044
Publication Number
6006486
Application Date
June 10, 1997
Publication Date
December 28, 1999
Inventor
Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers
Oostrozebeke
BE
Mark Gaston Maurits Cappelle
Staden
BE
Stefan Simon Gustaaf Moriau
Gent
BE
Agent
Bacon & Thomas PLLC
Assignee
Unilin Beheer BV besloten vennootschap
NL
IPC
E04B 2/08
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