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Capping Seal (Jargon Buster) G#1195 N#1196

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Capping Seal Jargon Buster

Capping Seal Jargon Buster
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Definition: 

CAPPING SEAL:

  • Flexible PVC capping seals are used to finish the top of a resilient floor covering where it has been coved up the wall.
  • Capping seals are usually used in conjunction with a cove former.

(GBE BRM ’13)


Relevance to Sustainable Construction:


Potential defects: 

  • Seamlessly joined/bonded coved skirtings are added to resilient floor coverings like PVC/Vinyl, rubber to make watertight floors to showers and wet rooms and easy-clean hygienic floors in hospitals.
  • The use of high phthalate content as plasticising polymers in PVC coved skirtings, formers and cappings and now incompatible adhesives has lead to polymer migration, shrinkage and adhesive failures resulting in gaps that are no longer bridgeable by the shrunk coving and non longer repairable with the surfaces coated in plasticised adhesive.
  • In Europe the use of coved skirtings in hospitals was abandoned some time ago.

(GBE BRM ’11-’13)


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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
30th October 2013 – 6th November 2018

Capping Seal Jargon Buster
Images:


GeminiPVC GCS-01 Capping 2D png

GeminiPVC GCS-01 Capping 3D png


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
30th October 2013 – 6th November 2018

Capping Seal Jargon Buster
See also:


GBE JARGON BUSTER


GBE DEFECTS


GBE SOLUTIONS


GBE CPD


GBE CHECKLIST


GBE LINKS

  • FSP Flooring Sustainability Partnership
  • CFA Contract Flooring Association
  • CFJ Contract Flooring Journal

GBE PROJECTS


GBE CALCULATOR

  • GBE have an ambition to create a flooring waste calculator
  • A grant application with Alan Best & FSP has been submitted to DEFRA September 2013

GBS GREEN BUILDING SPECIFICATION


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
30th October 2013 – 6th November 2018

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