The 90-degree angle where floors meet walls leaves a seam that attracts and holds mold, bacteria, and moisture. This narrow crevice is not easy to clean, which is a problem in industries that have high sanitation standards, such as healthcare or food processing.
If you've ever tried to clean the seam where floor meets wall, the dirt and grime simply gets pushed in to any little fissure, to the point that the area is not clean at all and becomes an extended petri dish for bacterial growth. An epoxy cove base creates a seamless, smoothly curved slope between floor and wall, eliminating that problematic crevice. The base can be a variety of heights or thickness, depending on the facility, budgets, and other considerations.
While commonly used in industries like food processing and healthcare that have high sanitation requirements, they can be installed anywhere for ease of cleaning and maintenance, as well as aesthetic appeal. If you have an epoxy floor, whether your facility is a school, factory, or anything in between, definitely consider installing them. And if you're building a new facility and expect to install epoxy flooring, you can save yourself a headache by installing an epoxy cove base at the same time.
If you have any questions the various ins and outs of epoxy cove bases, be sure to give Painters USA a call. We've installed them in a wide range of facilities and locations.