For commercial applications, a wall base is the covering that is required at the point where the wall meets the floor. Wall base protects the bottom of the wall while providing a sleek, finished look to the room. Wall base can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, rubber, vinyl or wood.
Similar to wall base, the cove base refers to the slight curl at the bottom of the base. While a straight base is a flat base with no curl at the bottom.