Coving is the installation of curved areas where a floor meets a wall, eradicating the traditional 90-degree angle and replacing it with a smooth, curved surface. While such a finishing touch does, of course, look fabulous, there’s far more to coving than simple aesthetics.
There are many reasons to consider coving for an industrial or commercial installation. In many cases, such as hospitality, food and beverage preparation, healthcare and more, coving is often necessary to comply with strict regulations.
To understand why this is, we need to delve a little deeper into what coving is and the way it’s installed.
Cleanliness and water/damp resistance are vital for industrial environments. The ability to thoroughly sanitise the complete floor area, plus removing the place where bacteria and mould can fester, makes compliance with legislation far easier.
One of the most effective methods of adding coving to a floor space is to combine it with the many benefits of epoxy resin. The advantages of doing so are many, and include:
When installing an epoxy resin floor, coving is easy to add. The shaping element—known as a ‘cove’—is placed around the edges of the floor. The liquid epoxy is then poured over the top and hardens into a smooth, seamless surface that eliminates the 90-degree angle between the floor and wall.
In addition to the health and hygiene benefits brought about by using coving when installing an epoxy floor, the finished result is also very pleasing to the eye. From commercial kitchens to warehouses & factories, abattoirs to bakeries, there’s no easier way to adhere to strict legislation and create a value-for-money, aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting floor surface than with a coved, epoxy floor.
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