Patent Number: 6,308,485

Title: Panel and method for mounting the same

Abstract: The present invention relates to a panel comprising a plurality of panel members (1) applied parallel to each other to a backing (2), spacers (4) which are applied to the backing between adjacent panel members in order to position the same (11) spaced from each other by a gap, as well as cover members (5) which are applied over the gap between two adjacent panel members and which have a width which is greater than the width of a spacer. The spacers (4) have a thickness which is different from that of the panel members (1) and on their rear face the cover members (5) exhibit a groove (6) or a ridge which is essentially as wide as the spacer and exhibits opposite limiting edges (8) which in coaction with edge portions of the spacer and of adjacent panel members respectively, achieve centering of the cover member over the spacer and the gap. The invention also relates to a method for mounting such a panel.

Inventors: Blumenthal; Hans-Georg (Neu Wulmstorf, DE)

Assignee: Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB

International Classification: E04B 9/04 (20060101); E04F 13/08 (20060101); E04F 13/10 (20060101); E04F 13/18 (20060101); E04C 003/00 (); E04D 001/36 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018