Frequently Asked Questions: Baxab
Is Baxab a microcement too?
Baxab is a high-technology Microcement developed by Topcret that includes the exclusive BCED Layer and CRED Shield, both of which generate a solid, stable and very durable layer, of extreme durability and highly scratch resistant.
Can Baxab be scratched?
Baxab is the most resilient continuous coating on the market.
In terms of scratch resistance, Baxab guarantees a value of 120N/mm2, which offers a similar response to that of a ceramic floor.
With respect to impact strength (> 14.7 Nm), Baxab has the advantage and ability to absorb blows caused by sharp objects, producing a small deformation but without losing chips of material, and therefore retaining its colour. This would not occur in a marble, porcelain or ceramic coating where the impact could cause a breakage and consequent loss of material and colour or even breakage of the item.
What is the aesthetic difference between Microcemento and Baxab?
Baxab can be purchased in the same colour range as Microcement. Baxab´s general aesthetic aspect is very similar but more homogeneous in colour.
The effect of “trowel movement” or (light-dark variation in colour) is less pronounced than in Microcement. Even so, it is available in either smooth or rustic, glossy or matte finish.
Where should I choose between Microcemento or Baxab?
Topcret recommends the application of Baxab in all situations where greater chemical and mechanical resistance is required compared to the one provided by microcement. This is ideal for floors, worktops, bathroom furniture and work furniture.
What type of maintenance does it require?
The maintenance and cleaning of Baxab is done by washing with water and neutral soap. It is periodically recommended to apply water-diluted self-brush waxes as they leave an acrylic residue that renews the protective layer of the floor
How long do you have to wait before using or stepping on Baxab?
Baxab floors can be used 24 hours after being laid. It may be walked over normally after 3 days although it should be taken into account that the product acquires its maximum resistance 20 days after application. Therefore, extreme caution is recommended when placing furniture, dragging heavy objects over it or any action before the first 20 days have passed. The product becomes fully waterproof after 72 hours.