"Coving" is recommended for foodservice establishments. What is it?
Explanation: Dirt can build up in the area where the floor meets the wall. This is because it's difficult for a broom or mop to reach. Coving is an edging that runs along the wall near the floor and creates a curved surface so that it's easier to clean.Some state and local authorities require coving in food preparation areas. For example, part of the California Retail Food Code states:"Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch minimum radius coving and shall extend up the wall at least 4 inches, except in areas where food is stored only in unopened bottles, cans, cartons, sacks or other original shipping containers."