Composite Flooring
Flooring made of traditional materials and recycled plastics.
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Solution

This flooring combines the beauty of wood and other traditional flooring materials with recycled plastics to produce a esteticaly pleasing floor which is durable, strong easy to install and insulated for sound and heat.  The top side can be made from cut wood, ceramics or other traditional flooring products and then bonded to a sturdy under support made from recycled plastics.  The under support can be of a shape to conform to the shape of the top side while still producing strength.  The voids in the under support  is to be filled with recycled plastics such that these inserts produce optimum insulating qualities for sound and heat barriers.  Beveled edges enable a certain amount of interlocking in some shapes with full locking in others.  The tiles can come in a variety of patterns and shapes depending on the users preference.

Which problem does your idea solve?

Flooring made from scarce and expensive materials or from less than appealing recycled plastics don't always produce a marketable product.

How does your idea solve the problem?

By enabling the manufacturer to use less of scarce or expensive floor coverings without compromising the strength and durability values of a tiled flooring and combining these with recycled plastics.

What is the benefit of your idea for the target group?

The tiles will retain the more pleasing traditional floor products but enable the user to fully utilize their recycling intents by coming full circle with there discarded plastics.

Which materials are you using and why?

Traditional wood, vinyl, ceramics or any other available flooring material in combination with recycled plastics. This a method of hiding recycled plastics under the traditional flooring products.

Which aesthetic does your idea follow?

Retaining tradition with recycling.