Concrete Coatings: What Is Formcove System?

Nov 04, 2022

The space where the wall and floor meet is often one of the most overlooked yet vulnerable areas of any room. This wall and floor junction creates a perfect spot for water, bacteria, dirt, and grime to enter and seep through, causing damage. That’s especially true for commercial or industrial floors that often encounter abrasive chemicals.

Smart Coatings offers one of the best solutions to protect your investment and prevent damage to your walls or structure. Rather than use prefabricated vinyl or rubber pieces to cover the seams between your wall and floor, we use a Formcove system that gives you a seamless transition from floor to wall.

We install the Formcove system so that it cures into the perfect shape to fit the seams between your wall and floor.

How It’s Made

Our team installs Formcove coatings like any other floor coating project: First, we prepare the area for installations. Preparation typically involves patching up existing damage, smoothing out the surface, and taking necessary precautions to ensure the coating goes on smoothly.

With the space ready, we apply and spread the Formcove coating with a cove trowel, scraping off any excess to ensure an even layer. The coating comprises a plural component urethane product that we mix with dry silica sand, then apply to the joint of the floor and wall to create a watertight seal.

Next, we finish the cove with a polyurea coating that matches your floor to provide a seamless appearance. A seamless transition from floor to wall makes cleaning and maintenance of your residential, commercial, or other high-traffic area much more manageable.

Formcove System Benefits

Unlike standard cove base installations, Formcove provides a custom fit to the specifications of your space. We mix Formcove on-site to ensure everything fits and adheres perfectly. The Formcove system works well with any floor coating system, including polyurea coatings.

As you may already know, prefabricated solutions often deliver sub-par results and require more time and money for the installation. Traditional coving requires you to purchase pre-cut pieces, cut them to fit your space, and install them with messy adhesives.

Our Formcove system costs about 50% cheaper in material and cures in just about half an hour. Other benefits of the Formcove system include:

Superior Adhesion

While standard cove systems typically feature messy adhesives, we mix our Formcove products on-site and use specialized equipment to guarantee waterproof, durable adhesion.

One Day Installation

Our one-day installation of the Formcove system makes protecting your floors and walls quick and easy. With a 30-minute cure time, you can regain use of your residential or commercial floor within a day.


Our Formcove system works with any floor coating option so you can take advantage of our superior system regardless of the type of flooring you choose for your space. Whether you have a chip, epoxy, or polyurethane system, you can use these coatings to strengthen your property and protect it further from potential damage.

Seamless Appearance

Our high-quality products and skilled craftsmanship result in visually stunning results. We’ll install a smooth and seamless transition without none of the typical problems of traditional core bases.

Consider the Formcove system for any area that gets wet, requires frequent cleaning, or sees plenty of traffic, such as:

  • Garages
  • Basements
  • Kennels
  • Locker rooms
  • Medical facilities
  • Showrooms
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Restrooms
  • Kitchens and walk-in freezers
  • And more

The Smart Coatings Difference

When you’re looking for flooring installation services, you need to find a professional contractor with the skills, products, and experience to do the job right. Smart Coatings specializes in delivering superior floor coating systems that exceed client expectations.

Ever since we first opened our doors, we’ve built a business centered on creating and nurturing lasting relationships with our customers. Our team stays committed to doing whatever it takes to help our customers make the best choices for their residential or commercial spaces.

Ultimately, we want you to enjoy neatly finished, functional, and well-protected wall and floor seams that stand the test of time.

Using top-notch installation techniques and high-quality Formcove system products, our team puts the perfect finishing touch on your floor, guaranteeing impressive performance for years.

We transform your floors from ordinary to extraordinary and stand behind our work with a lifetime warranty on peeling.

Contact Us for a Free Quote

Are you looking for a rapid cure floor coving to form a smooth transition from your wall to the floor? Contact Smart Coatings to learn more about our Formcove system and schedule service. Dial (217) 343-5965 to request a free quote and consultation.

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