Patent Number: 7,712,280

Title: Floor panels with edge connectors

Abstract: Floor covering, including hard floor panels which, at least at the edges of two opposite sides, are provided with coupling parts, cooperating which each other, substantially in the form of a tongue and a groove, wherein the coupling parts are provided with integrated mechanical locking elements which prevent the drifting apart of two coupled floor panels in a direction (R) perpendicular to the related edges and parallel to the underside of the coupled floor panels, and provide a snap-action coupling.

Inventors: Moriau; Stefan Simon Gustaaf (Schoten, BE), Cappelle; Mark Gaston Maurits (Staden, BE), Thiers; Bernard Paul Joseph (Oostrozebeke, BE)

Assignee: Unilin Beheer B.V., besloten vennootschap

International Classification: E04B 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018