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What is the difference between cornice and coving?
Can anyone give me a simple explanation?
hi the difference between cornice is cornice is the pattern is out wood and the coving pattern is in wood.
Answered 19th Jul 2012
cornice is a convex profile and coving is concave profile
Answered 20th Jul 2012
Hi, I'm not sure either answer so far is correct, cornice is the generic term and coving is a section within that term as a specific.
Covings have uniform profiles.
Cornices have a wide range of designs and materials used including built up cornices on larger properties that are made up of several or many sections of fibrous plaster or timber (fibrous plaster being more stable than timber, the later being more susceptible to expansion and contraction with changes in room temperature.)
Answered 27th Apr 2015