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A fillet is the negative ( concave ) fillet of an edge. The production of a fillet is called "fillet" or "fillet". The fillet is often used as a decorative profile. Also water drips are often designed as a fillet.

House building

The connection point between the (basement) wall and the floor slab is also designed as a hollow . As a rule, it is made of waterproof mortar and is intended to prevent water from remaining at this point and entering the building. Newer, pressurized water-tight designs of such connection points (construction joints) consist of finished plastic elements that are already designed as a hollow groove or are glued to the floor and / or wall as a profile that absorbs movement ( gray tub ). In general, only one side is glued to avoid shear and expansion cracks, e.g. B. can arise through the work of the building to prevent.

Floor covering with coving

Execution of the transition between the floor covering and the wall in areas with special hygiene requirements (e.g. hospital construction, laboratories, clean rooms ...). Here, the horizontal floor covering in the connection area to the wall is pulled upwards a few centimeters so that a tight, easy-to-clean connection is created between the floor and the wall. The fillet is one of the possible types of base.

Ceiling with a fillet

Similarly, the cove is also used between the wall and the ceiling and is usually made of plaster or cut into the beam in wooden beam ceilings. Often the coves are installed as drawn plaster elements and then plastered. This transition form between wall and ceiling is often found in historical buildings, especially in baroque buildings. Light and shadow flow into one another.

In half-timbered construction, a cove is used as a decorative element. A certain north German special form is called the ship throat.


Simple fillet in photography

In the photograph a fillet is used to cut out to make shots. The background is shaped like a cove, which enables a seamless transition from wall to floor and avoids disruptive spatial lines. Hobby photographers use a bathtub, a light cube or a light tent as a cove for cut-out photos. In professional photo studios, a fillet is usually built in over the entire width of the studio in order to ensure soft, edge-free illumination of the background even for larger subjects .

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