Note: As with any installation, prep work will influence the finished job. Take the time to make sure all the wall surfaces are solid, smooth, and flat. The cove stick should be a quality, rigid or semi-rigid material that will adequately support the flooring material.
1. Install the cove stick:
Mark the beginning and end of the outside corner radius on the cove stick. Using a miter box, make relief cuts approximately 1/8-inch apart between the marks (Photo 1).Cut from the bottom of the cove stick to the back, taking care not to cut all the way through. Install the cove stick, making sure the cove radius is uniform around the corner (Photo 2).