Patent Number: 7,100,341

Title: Laminate flooring with custom images

Abstract: A method for creating a laminate floor, wherein a digital image is acquired and segmented into a plurality of sections, such that each section is sized to fit on a laminate flooring plank and contains a distinct portion of the digital image. A digital layout is created using all of the sections and the digital layout is printed. The printed digital layout is secured to a sheet of base material and the sheet of base material is divided into a plurality of flooring planks. The flooring planks are then assembled in a predetermined order and alignment to reproduce the digital image on the laminate floor.

Inventors: McIlvaine; Bruce (Lake Forest, IL)


International Classification: E04B 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018