Have you ever wandered into an older home or period property and wondered what that attractive arc of decorative plasterwork is that melds the ceiling and walls together into one seemingly seamless vista?
Well, wonder no more because we’re here to tell you that this particular decorative feature is called coving.
Here in Oxford, coving is common due to the number of older properties in the area. The use of coving was incredibly popular prior to the 1970s and is starting to make a comeback. It’s easy to see why. Coving is a great way to banish the harsh lines of a house (as well as those cobwebs that cling in the corners of rooms) and create a smooth and attractive look for any room.
Here at J & H Lynch, our specialists are experts in the installation of coving solutions. If you’re looking for coving in Oxford, then look no further than us.
What is Coving?
Coving is a form of decorative plaster moulding placed at the junction where the wall and ceiling meet to create a smooth looking and visually attractive transition. Coving is generally a length of rectangular plaster that is concave in shape, curving inwards toward the wall and ceiling (although other shapes can also be found). For a detailed guide on the types of coving available in the UK head over to this article on diydoctor.org.uk.
Coving first became popular in Georgian England in the homes of the wealthy but became more prevalent in Victorian times and remained so up until the early 1970s. Coving is often found in older properties, although it’s installation is increasingly popular in newer buildings as a way to add style to rooms.
How Long Does it take to Install Coving?
Our experts can fit coving into place very quickly. Once walls and ceilings are properly prepared, it is a case of cutting the coving to length (as well as mitring corners), sticking it to the wall and filling any gaps to create a ready to decorate, seamless, and smooth finish.
We always inspect coving for defects before installing to ensure that there are no cracks, holes, twists, or other damage that could spoil the final look.
Give us a call today or leave us a message in our contact us section to find out more about our coving services.
What About Polystyrene (or other non-plaster) Coving?
Many DIY shops offer cheap polystyrene or cardboard coving. While these coving types can achieve a similar look to plaster when installed, the materials are difficult to work with (mitring polystyrene is not easy) and far less durable.
Some older properties may have wooden coving installed. While wooden coving is incredibly durable and looks amazing, it is expensive to replace and the weight makes installation tricky. We would always recommend using plaster coving as it is lightweight, looks great, and will last for years.
Why Choose J & H Lynch for Your Coving Needs
If you’re looking for a fast, affordable installation of coving in Oxford, then you need to call J & H Lynch. We understand Oxford properties and have years of experience with a wide range of plastering and rendering solutions. We pride ourselves on delivering a service that offers unbeatable quality and cost.
Give our specialist team a call today or leave us a message in our contact us section and see what we can do for you.