The Vital Role of Coving for Industrial and Commercial Floors

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.

Coving 101: everything you need to know

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.

  • What is coving? Very simply, coving is the installation of a small barrier that lines and erases the sharp right angle where the floor and wall meet.
  • What does coving do? By eliminating the right angle, coving removes the dirt trap of a 90-degree angle. Not only does it make it easier to keep the area clean, but it protects what is often a weakness where water and liquid can pool and seep beneath the wall.

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:

  • Epoxy resin flooring can be applied to virtually any surface – most typically, concrete.
  • It provides a seamless finish, leaving no areas where liquids or water can seep.
  • Once the surface is prepped, an epoxy floor can be applied in a matter of hours.
  • Epoxy flooring is a well-known and approved surface for virtually every industry.
  • It creates an easy-to-clean, hygienic and long-lasting floor solution.
  • Comes in an almost infinite range of colours with a variety of finishes.
  • Non-slip and damage resistant.
  • Bespoke demarcation is easy to add during the installation process.
  • Provides excellent longevity, even in the toughest of conditions.
  • Can be extended to outside areas and withstands extremes of temperature.

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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