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Question:

"Coving" is recommended for foodservice establishments. What is it?

A A curved and sealed edge between the floor and wall, intended to make cleaning easier and more effective
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."