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Why choose FlashCove Prefabricated Base?

Innovation from Frustration

The concept for a Prefabricated FlashCove Base was originally conceived by a flooring contractor who, out of sheer frustration with the poor performance of site-formed bases, set his mind to designing a product that would perform reliably for a lifetime. After a lengthy design, development and testing period, FlashCove Prefabricated Base was created and patented, and it proved so innovative and successful in the industry that it won the 1994 IIDEX Gold Award for Product Design.

That same year FlashCove Prefabricated Bases Inc. (FPBI) was created to promote the virtues of the base and provide support for the growing demand from architects, contractors and end-users. FPBI is the only company that stands behind their base with a Lifetime Puncture Warranty. Which is why they have become the preferred choice at top hospitals, laboratories, universities and other facilities where an uncompromised hygienic environment is critical.

And the commitment to quality and innovation has continued with the creation of additional flooring solutions such as the unique stainless steel accessories for finishing and edge protection only available through FlashCove Prefabricated Bases Inc.

Contact Us

Toll Free: 1-800-334-5147

Flashcove - US
1600 North Union Street,
Fostoria, Ohio 44830


How can I get a sample of the FlashCove Prefabricated Base?

You can request a sample by contacting us.

Do you have a written specification?

Yes! Specification are available in CSC and CSI Format; we also have a Section Detail documents. Please view the Specifications & Installation page.

How long does it take to make base?

As a rule, it takes 5-10 business days from receipt of your purchase order with material. All base is made to individual order.

Do you supply the sheet flooring?

No, you are responsible for providing FlashCove with the commercial sheet flooring material. We work with any commercial sheet flooring that can be flashed up the wall.

How do I ship the material?

Working with you, we will make all of the arrangements for shipping.

Do I have to use the stainless steel “Chiklet” cove cap?

No, however, if you are looking for long term durability and infection control we recommend the use of the stainless steel “Chiklet” cap. Stainless steel is longer lasting and more resistant to corrosive materials than carbon steel and other metals. Stainless steel is also non-porous, easily maintained and 100% recyclable.

What size does the base come in?

Minimum base size is 4″ riser (100 mm) x 3″ toe (75 mm) x 10 LF and the maximum base size is 12″ riser (300 mm) x 12″ toe (300 mm) x 10 LF.

What do we need to know to install the base?

We recommend that the installation be completed by a Professional Flooring Contractor. Check out our installation videos, or contact us.

Can the base be installed on a curve?

No, the attached aluminum reinforced backer does not allow for the base to be curved.

Is FlashCove Prefabricated Base difficult to maintain?

No, you can clean the cove radius either by mop or use mechanized scrubbing and buffing machines with no worry of puncture damage.

How do I register a Warranty?

Click here to register a warranty.