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«ApriE 19, 1938» l ì c. D. HoLcoMB EJMJW MAT FOR MOUNTING TILE AND THE YLIKE Filed oct. 2S, 193e / A D. HoLcoMB _TE 5 ’4/ INVENTUR ATTORNEY' 2,114,710 Patented Apr. 19, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,114,710 MAT FOR MOUNTING TILE AND THE LIKE Cora D'. Holcomb, Akron, Ohio Application October 26, 1936, Serial No. 107,588 1 Claim. This invention relates to improvements in tile construction and has particular relation to im provements in means for mounting blocks of tile, rubber, wood, glass or other suitable material 5 on a wall, floor or other surface to form a per~ manent covering therefor. The use of tile as a floor or wall covering is very desirable, particularly in bathrooms. While tile can be manufactured at a low cost the process of mounting such covering is slow and requires the services of an expert workman. This results in a cost which greatly restricts the use of tile for this purpose. Objects of the invention are to» pro-vide a tile construction of attractive appearance which can be quickly and accurately laid by an ordinary workman and which will provide a strong, du 20 rable construction at a low cost. Other objects are to provide a material which can be nailed, glued or otherwise secured to the floor, wall or other surface and which will be provided on the outwardly presented face thereof with integrally formed styles corresponding to joints between the tiles and forming sockets each 2 OX adapted to snugly receive and hold the tile. A further object is to provide a method and means for mounting tile which will securely hold the same in place and which can be used to mount smooth, imperforate blocks constructed of glass, 30 rubber or any material which cannot be securely held in place inrtile structures of ordinary con struction. The above objects are accomplished and addi tional ends are attained by the novel construction, 35 combination and arrangement of parts herein after described and illustrated in the accom panying drawing wherein there is shown a pre ferred form of the invention, it being understood that changes and modifications may be made or 40 resort had to substitutions which come within the scope of the claim hereunto appended. In the drawing: Figure l is a plan view of a portion of a mat employed iny my improved tile construction, Figure 2 is a similar view showing tile opera 45 tively mounted therein, Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken as in dicated by the lines 3_3 of Figure 1, Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the tiles or blocks constructed in accordance with this invention, Figure 5 is a vertical, sectional view of a wall construction taken as indicated by the lines 5_5 of Figure 2. 55 ' In the particular adaptation of the invention (Cl. 'l2-24) illustrated, there is shown a mat 6 which is pref erably formed of rubber, rubber composition or other similar material and which is provided on the forward face thereof with integrally formed stiles 9 and I0. The stiles 9 are arranged in 5 parallel, spaced relation to extend across the mat in one direction and the stiles I0 are like wise arranged transversely of the stiles 9. The stiles 9 and I9 are preferably rectangular in cross sectional shape and are arranged with the 10 outwardly presented faces thereof disposed in the same plane. The stiles 9 and l0 thus fo-rm a plu rality of sockets 1, each adapted to snugly receive a block 8, which when positioned therein will be disposed with its forward face substantially flush 15 with the forward face of the Stiles 9 and I0. The mat 6 including the rear wall 6a and the stiles 9 and I0 are preferably composed of elastic rubber whereby a block 8 may be forced into each socket 'l and will be retained therein by the 20 elasticity of said stiles. When the back wall 6a of the mat 6 is formed of relatively stiff material, it is provided within each socket 'I with a plu rality of openings Il for a purpose presently to appeal'. In Figure 5 there is shown a wall construction in which the numeral lli denotes a studding and the numeral I3 sheathing which is secured to the studding I4 in the ordinary manner. A mat 6 is positioned against the sheathing with the Stiles Sand IU positioned outwardly and nails or other fastening means I 2 are entered through the openings Il and driven into the sheathing I3 thus securely mounting the mat 6 on the 35 sheathing I 3. While blocks 8 composed of any material will be retained in the sockets l, I prefer to use suit able adhesive which is applied to the walls of each socket 'l for the purpose of positively retaining the blocks therein. The blocks 8 are preferably formed to ñt in the sockets 'l flush with the outer faces of the stiles 9 and Ill. While the mat 6 and the stiles 9 have been described as preferably formed of elastic rubber, it is understood that the mat is in a fully vul canized or finished form before it is secured to a wall or other supporting structure and before the blocks 8 are inserted in the sockets 1. It will be seen that the outwardly presented faces of the stiles 9 and I9 will have the appear 50 ance of mortar joints and that such joints will be of uniform thickness. It will also be seen that the walls of each socket ‘l will form a cushion which will protect the blocks 8 against break age. As the stiles 9 and I0 are composed of elas 2 2,114,710 tic rubber, blocks 8 varying slightly in size may be used. Having thus illustrated and described a pre ferred form of the invention, what I claim as new 5 and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: In a tile construction, a mat of completely vul canized elastic rubber having a plurality of cavi ties on the outer face thereof, each of said cavi ties adapted to receive and hold a block which when forced therein will be held in place by the elasticity of said Stiles. CORA D. HOLCOMIB.