“Our new customer is extremely happy with the efficiency and professionalism of our team as well as the end result: a beautiful, chemical- and slip-resistant, Ucrete floor installed by one of only 16 top BASF Performance Flooring Master Contractors.”

-Amy D. Manghelli, President, Surface Solutions, Inc.

A beverage processor in Indiana, one of our newest customers, needs a new flooring system installed around the existing equipment and drains of a 3,500-square-foot space. Before the installation begins, the old epoxy topping is diamond grinded off and the depressions in the substrate are pre-filled with Ucrete.

SSI trowels in a 3-inch cant cove base using Ucrete RG, then applies Ucrete DP to 3/16-inch nominal thickness. After broadcasting 40 S Quartz for slip resistance, a Novolac topcoat in red is applied using SS253, a Surface Solutions private label product.

Powerful floor protection formulated specifically for food and beverage facilities, and only four days to complete.


BASF Ucrete DP & RG | Novolac Topcoat


Food and Beverage




Beverage Processor


3,500 SF /w 3-inch Cant Cove Base


4 Days

What Is a Cant Cove Base, Exactly?

Contractors who are adept at installing cove for seamless cementitious urethane (Ucrete) or epoxy flooring systems specify one of two types of cove: radius cove or cant cove. Both require a skilled installer for the hand-troweled application.

Cant Cove

A cant cove is installed at a 45-degree “cant,” or angle where the floor meets the wall. Some installers say cant coves can be installed at any height, although they typically rise two to six inches up the wall. Building a cant cove uses more material than a standard radius cove; however, the more substantial corner angle insures liquids will not stand in the crease of the floor and the wall, preventing mold or penetration to the sub-surfaces. Also, cant coves are designed to keep cart wheels, machinery or equipment from coming in contact with the wall.

Radius Cove

The standard cove is the integral radius cove, installed at four to six inches in height and 1/8-inch in depth with a curved radius. A radius cove is also used as a waterproofing feature and can be quite decorative as well.

When specifying coves for a flooring installation, make sure to include:

  • the type of cove
  • the height at the wall
  • the depth or degree of cant
  • the diameter of the cove

Get a look at other successful industrial flooring system installations completed by Surface Solutions by visiting our Work Showcase.


Recognized as a top BASF Performance Flooring Master Contractor since 2012, recognized as experts in Ucrete® and MasterTop® solutions, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a women-owned independent industrial floor contractor specializing in seamless, polymer flooring systems utilizing the most trusted brands in the industry. As a Flowcrete STAR Contractor, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of industrial flooring solutions for the Food & Beverage industry. From testing to consultation and complete installation services, Surface Solutions is your premier source of non-toxic, safe and environmentally friendly flooring systems, offering turnkey installations using only in-house personnel. All installations come with a complete single source warranty. To learn more about how Surface Solutions can help provide the highest quality industrial flooring solutions for your business, contact us today!