Patent Number: 7,707,792

Title: Flooring system with grout line

Abstract: A flooring panel includes a decorative upper surface and a lower surface. The flooring panel further includes a plurality of edges extending between the decorative upper surface and the lower surface. The plurality of edges are shaped and dimensioned for selective coupling with adjacent flooring panels, wherein each of the plurality of edges includes an edge profile having at least a male coupling member or a female coupling member. The flooring panel also includes at least one notched transition section that extends between one of the plurality of edges of the flooring panel and the decorative upper surface of the flooring panel. When adjacent flooring panels are brought together, the at least one notched transition section of the adjacent flooring panels defines a grout receiving recess into which a material may be poured for creation of the a grout line between the adjacent flooring panels.

Inventors: Steele; Daniel P. (Troy, TX), Thompson; Curt N. (Alamo, CA)

Assignee: Premark RWP Holdings, Inc.

International Classification: E04B 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018