Coving Services in Kent
If you are looking to give your room a more traditional look coving may be an area you would like to consider, our team can supply and fit anything you can dream up. There are 2 main application we advise that have different Pros and Cons:
A professionally done coving job can instantly transform boring ceilings into a work of art. However, it’s the details that matter. Which is why we recommend our well-trained coving experts in Kent for the job.
Coving is a cost-effective alternative to other decorative ceiling features. And there’s more to it than what meets the eye.
Not all coving features come from a single mould. You can have it designed and installed to your individual specifications. If you have a vision for your next coving project, we can turn it into reality.
Based on your requirements, budget and design preference, we recommend one out of the two coving applications.
Polystyrene Coving London
Polystyrene coving is often thought to be the cheaper choice, so it’s ideal for smaller budgets or if you just want a smaller, plain profile. Polystyrene coving is a more lightweight coving material, but it’s also quite soft and delicate. This material is easily damaged and requires great care to fit.
Polystyrene coving is also more absorbent than plaster coving, so it tends to need more coats of paint to achieve a smooth finish. In terms of cost effectiveness, polystyrene coving can be less expensive than other materials. However, you risk having to replace any broken or damaged pieces.
Polystyrene coving is a budget-friendly investment that’s ideal for spaces that are gently used. Polystyrene is lightweight and delicate and more susceptible to damage. It’s a profitable investment when installed in a guest room but it may not return the same value for a kids’ room. Also, when it comes to installation, Polystyrene coving requires great care and precision.
D. White Plastering has the tools, expertise, experience and the right adhesives to install Polystyrene coving and make it last longer. Our quality workmanship can turn something as cheap as Polystyrene coving into a valuable investment for your home.
Plaster Coving in London
Plaster coving, including paper covered plaster coving, is a more traditional coving material. The material is better value for large and attractive profiles, plus there are more profiles to choose from. So you can create more authentic period-style finish with detailed, unique patterns.
Plaster coving is generally heavier and more brittle. Installation is best done by two people with good knowledge of how to fit coving. On the plus side, plaster coving has a naturally bright and smooth finish, so it doesn’t need so many coats of paint. This is especially true for paper coated plaster coving, which needs comparatively less coats of paint.
Plaster coving is often thought to be the most attractive choice. Various mouldings like ceiling roses and door surrounds can be used to help you create a consistent design for the entire room.
Plaster coving is a relatively expensive yet more durable feature that lasts a lifetime. The finished surface is less absorbent than Polystyrene, which means plaster coving requires fewer coats of paint to achieve the desired finish. Moreover, it’s a valuable investment for a large, aesthetic profile. It won’t be wrong to say that plaster coving is a one-time investment that pays for itself in more than one way.
Plaster coving is heavy yet brittle. Therefore, it is still going to need a lot of care during installation. To save yourself from DIY failures and poor outcomes, delegate your plastering needs to D. White Plastering. We operate throughout London, Surrey and Kent.
Polystyrene Vs Plaster Coving
|Being highly absorbent, it requires multiple coats of paint||Requires fewer coats of paint|
|Lightweight and Fragile||Heavy and Brittle|
|Suitable for smaller, plain profiles||Ideal for large, attractive profiles|
|Prone to damage||Damage-resistant|
|Limited design possibilities||Endless shapes and sizes|
Give us a call today to discuss your needs, and we can help you choose the perfect material for your next coving project.