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The lightest and easier coving to use is expanded polystyrene, but there are other DIY-friendly types, including polyurethane and duropolymer.
It''s a really good idea to buy coving that has matching pre-cut corners because cutting the corners yourself is a nightmare.
If you're going to fit coving yourself, play safe and stick to lightweight expanded polystyrene.
Traditional types of coving are made from fibrous plaster, but coving made from expanded polystyrene or lightweight paper-wrapped material is also available.
Coving can, of course, be used in modern houses and flats to add interest to a room, but it tends to be a plain concave design.
Many period properties, particularly ones built in the 19th and early 20th centuries, originally had coving and cornicing in many of the rooms.
As well as being decorative, coving also has its practical functions; it is a good way to hide hairline cracks and other imperfections, and it makes it easier to get a neat line between a different wall and ceiling colour when you're painting.
Coving comes in different materials, the most common being polystyrene as it's light and easy to fit.
Made from expanded polystyrene, lightweight paper-wrapped material or plaster, coving comes in various depths to suit different spaces.
Remember that smaller rooms tend to look best with narrower coving so choose appropriately.
Check that any decorative coving is the right way up before cutting or fixing it, then spread adhesive along the parts that are to touch the wall and ceiling, which are called 'shoulders'.
Traditional types of coving are made from fibrous plaster but coving made from expanded polystyrene or lightweight paper-wrapped material is also available.