What is Coving?
Coving is an epoxy mortar installed to the wall and floor junction to create a curve, which is seamlessly incorporated into the floor system that has been applied. This prevents bacteria from harbouring in the wall and floor junction.
Once installed, the coving is coated with an impervious epoxy or polyurethane coating.
Coving can be used in any of the following areas:
- Food & Beverage Production
- Commercial Kitchens
- Coolrooms & Freezers
- Wet areas
What type of Coving do I require?
Firstly, the height of the coving must meet the Australian Standards and Local Council requirements.
Coving with Cool Room Panel & Aluminium Arrowhead
Due to differential movement between the coolroom panel and the concrete substrate, an aluminium arrowhead (see pictures) is required. The aluminium arrowhead is fixed to the coolroom panel at the required height, prior to laying the floor system.
After this, the epoxy mortar does not adhere to the panel, thereby allowing the panel to move and not crack the epoxy cove.
Coving with Decoflake finishes the system off to give a highly aesthetic appearance.
Coving with Tiled Walls
The tiles should be installed before the floor and coving is done. The bottom tile will need to be left at the required height of the cove from the floor. By doing this, the coving will finish flush with the face of the tile.