Aluminium coving is a length of aluminium shaped in a radius curve that is used to hide rough edges, material joins, and cables. It ensures a smooth surface to make cleaning easy as well as provide a stylish and expert finish.

Aluminium coving is used in freezers, fridges, coolrooms, and cleanrooms as well as for skirting in hallways and even installing LED lights

Why is aluminium coving used in cool rooms?

A coolroom is a room kept at a low temperature to store perishable foods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals or items of lab equipment.

Aluminium coving is used in cool rooms for many reasons:

  • Durable and corrosion-resistant
  • Impermeable
  • Withstands low temperatures
  • Smooth surface
  • Good looks
  • Eco-friendly

Not only can it withstand low temperatures, but aluminium also gets even stronger in cool temperatures and aluminium won’t rust.

Aluminium coving’s smooth surface makes coolrooms easy to clean. This is very handy if someone accidentally drops a bottle of their secret sauce! Also, germs won’t hide and build up in the little nooks and crannies that the coving covers up as it has an excellent barrier to keep out microorganisms.

It always looks as it did on the day it was manufactured. This is because aluminium resists impacts and can be either finished with a smooth polish or painted in a range of sophisticated powder-coated colours.

To top it all off, aluminium is 100% recyclable. So once the coolroom has served its purpose, the aluminium can and should be used over and over again. This keeps it out of landfill, conserves mineral resources and saves energy costs. 1000kgs of recycled aluminium cans will make 1000kgs of new aluminium products. There is zero waste.

Ullrich Aluminium cool room extrusion range

Ullrich Aluminium makes a large range of coolroom extrusions. This includes coving, internal and external angles, channels, scotia, sliding door channels and door rebated coolroom extrusions.

View the full range here.

In coolrooms, coving is used on different types of joints. Including, floor to wall, vertical corner and wall to ceiling as well as door frames. It’s also used on the edges of shelves which give them a tidy finish.

Why is aluminium coving used in cleanrooms?

Cleanrooms are controlled sterile environments. Mostly used in manufacturing, data centre construction, scientific research and other industries, clean rooms require a low level of pollutants like airborne microbes and dust and aerosol particles.

Perfectly smooth aluminium coving makes clean rooms easy to maintain and effective. Sharp corners and untidy material joins are hidden behind smooth coving which reduces the build-up of material and makes cleaning simple. Channels can be built into the coving to protect utility cables. If areas need to be inspected, the coving can be removed. As always,  aluminium coving is also a great choice as it won’t corrode or rust.

Most importantly, the non-sparking and non-magnetic properties make it a safe material where explosive vapour mixtures are present. It is also designed to be resistant to temperature fluctuations to keep the integrity of the aluminium coving structures.

Have a cool project you need help with?

Speak to an expert in aluminium from an Ullrich Branch near you about coving for your next cool, clean or other room projects.