In geography, a “cove” is a small inlet or bay that has restricted access to open water, allowing shelter and protection. Similarly, 08. Because of this protection, coved flooring is a very popular feature when installing an epoxy floor.
Coves Keep It Clean
Places like commercial kitchens and restaurants often need extra protection so liquid spills don’t compromise the integrity of surrounding walls. With coved flooring, the epoxy coat on your floor seamlessly continues up the wall from four to eighteen inches or more, depending on the needs of your facility. This creates a wall barrier around the room’s floor, protecting the drywall from being soaked by water, cleaning solvents, or other liquids. Instead of seeping underneath the floorboards, coved flooring keeps the spill localized, allowing for a thorough cleanup.
Coves Take a Pounding
Wheeled equipment like carts, hand trucks and pallet jacks often do not have brakes. Sometimes it seems inescapable that they will sooner or later bump against (or crash into) corners and walls, leaving scuffmarks or dents. The durability of coved flooring protects your walls from damage, and epoxy paint doesn’t chip or dent like drywall. With coved flooring, the junction between your floor and wall is covered with one continuous, seamless material. This also makes the job of cleaning up debris or residue easier, whether by sweeping, vacuuming or mopping.
Coves Lend a Professional Appearance
Not only do coved floors protect your walls from damage, but they also look great while doing it! West Coast Epoxy offers a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns to make a coved floor meet your needs in whatever way you decide. Of course, if you have trouble choosing a style, peruse our gallery for inspiring examples, or give us a call and talk with our experienced staff. We’d be happy to discuss how coved flooring can shelter your walls while maintaining productivity.