Tips on Choosing the Best Coving for Your Property

Various coving materials are available on the market, each with unique qualities. Budget is a crucial aspect that should be considered since some factors are more suited to specific types of projects than others.

Measuring first is advised before deciding which material is ideal for you. In this manner, you’ll know how much coving you’ll require overall for your job.

Here are the factors to consider while choosing the right coving for your property. 

1.Size Up the Coving Properly

When choosing cornice, it’s important to comprehend these three measurements:

The Drop (depth) from the ceiling down the wall, the Projection (width) from the wall across the ceiling, and the Width (diagonal) across the face of the coving are all measured first.

Because DIY superstores sell inexpensive paper-faced coving in terms of width rather than drop size, it is a common error for customers to do this.

For instance, if you want 200 mm (eight inches) wide coving wide, you should search for a design with a drop and projection of about 150 mm. The drops on the most popular sizes of plaster coving that we sell range from 90 to 120 millimetres.

2. Order Enough Coving to Complete the Project

If you accurately calculate the amount of cover plaster over Artex you’ll need for your room, you’ll likely end up with a wall full of offcuts and several lengths short at worst. In the latter scenario, you may incur additional costs such as paying for second delivery and rescheduling tradespeople to instal a small amount of plaster coving. Most coving vendors won’t sell you only one or two lengths; many have minimum order quantities.

3. Determine if You Want the Coving to Stand Out or Blend in

Traditionally, the large dramatic cornice was utilised in the principal reception areas to impress guests while becoming less noticeable in the bedrooms.

Are you using your cornice to make a statement, or will it be a crucial but subtle part of your overall design plan? Before you begin looking for coving, be sure you know the look you want for the room or rooms.

4. Order a Sample

It might be difficult and time-consuming to purchase plaster coving online. Comparing items across numerous websites might be challenging. However, if you have a sample in your hands, you can judge the specific item you are purchasing based on its size, quality, and intended use. Additionally, you can display the sample to your fitter so that everyone knows the situation.

5. Prefer Plaster over Plastic

Plaster coving is what coving installers in London will recommend for you to instal.

Plastic is a subpar material. Coving made of plastic is now frequently more expensive than coving made of plaster. Plaster does not include age or deform over time as plastic does. Plaster can be finished considerably better by a professional craftsman. Coving made of plaster is non-flammable.


Plaster coving will increase the value of your home and won’t need to be removed or covered in the future.


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