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Coved Skirting (Jargon Buster) G#1184 N#1185

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Coved Skirting Jargon Buster

Coved Skirting Jargon Buster
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Definition: 

COVED SKIRTING

  • Concave rounded moulding around a room at junction between wall and floor, softens the appearance of sharp internal corners, and softens the acoustic nature of sharp internal corners, making the rooms acoustically more comfortable.
  • Ceramic tile coved skirting are profiled to either sit-on the floor tile after the floor tiles are laid or set-in the floor tile thickness and be installed at the same time as the floor tiles.

(GBE BRM ’11-’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, remains a problem.
  • With convection heating the bottom of the room is coldest and so has the greatest potential for condensation due to cold air behind the coved skirting 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 skirting are added to resilient floor coverings like PVC/Vinyl, linoleum or rubber to make watertight floors to showers and wet rooms and easy-clean hygienic floors in hospitals and food preparation areas.
  • The use of high phthalate content as plasticising polymers in PVC coved skirting, cove 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 capping and non longer repairable with the surfaces coated in plasticised adhesive.
  • In Europe the use of coved skirting 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

Coved Skirting Jargon Buster
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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
30th October 2013 – 5th November 2018

Coved Skirting 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 GREEN BUILDING SPECIFICATION


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

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