Cove Former (Jargon Buster) G#1215 N#1216

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Cove Former Jargon Buster

Cove Former Jargon Buster
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Definition: 

COVE FORMER:

  • Cove formers are used to form a cove where floorcoverings are continued up the wall to form all in one skirtings.
  • Cove formers are usually used in conjunction with a capping seal or carpet cap to finish the raw edge of the floorcovering.
  • Cove formers can also be used in conjunction with a tile cap to help form a cove where the floorcovering meets ceramic wall tiles.

(GBE BRM ’13)


Relevance to Sustainable Construction:


Potential defects:

  • Covers a multitude of sins including air gaps between wall linings and floor finishes which otherwise create air leaky construction; they remain leaky behind the coved skirting, but are covered up, so thermal flanking and thermal bypass, remain problems.
  • With convected heat the bottom of the room is coldest and so has the greatest potential for condensation due to cold air behind the coving and wall linings or floor finishes.
  • Heat passing through wall linings and skirtings are then lost to airleaky construction and cold air from outside gets to the space behind the coved skirting.
  • 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 no 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 – 5th November 2018

Cove Former Jargon Buster
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 NGS CLASSIFY Gemini Samples Box Label png 

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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
30th October 2013 – 5th November 2018

Cove Former 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: INFORMATION


GBE CALCULATOR


GBE GBS GREEN BUILDING SPECIFICATION

  • Robust Specification Clause
  • Robust Specification Work Section

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
30th October 2013 – 5th November 2018

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