What is Micro-cement?

What is the Microcement

Posted by March 23rd, 2018

Micro-cement, currently a global trending decorative material, is a micro-coating composed of  high-performance cement, mixed with polymers, ultra-fine aggregates, additives and natural colour pigments.

Topcret’s Microcemento® adheres to almost all surfaces. For this reason, it is commonly used to cover concrete, mortar, tile, plaster, cement, metal, stoneware, plasterboard or plastic, just to name a few materials. Its great finish, texture and versatility is why Microcemento® has become one of the preferred materials for interior designers.

In addition, because it is not necessary to remove the existing base material, there are considerable construction cost savings. The old material serves as a sub-base on which the Microcemento® is subsequently applied without problem, layer by layer until a thickness of between 2 and 3 mm is obtained.

What maintenance does Microcement® require?

This material is very easy to maintain, since it cannot be stained if the sealing and waterproofing process has been carried out correctly. However, it is necessary to perform periodic maintenance in order to guarantee greater durability and  better amortization of its aesthetic properties.

Simply cleaning the surface with water and neutral soap is enough, but if the Microcemento® is placed on the floor the key is to renew the protective layer of the material by applying self-polished waxes diluted in water.

What is the difference between micro-cement and polished concrete?

While Microcemento® is a thin coating (approximately 2 and 3 millimeters), polished concrete requires a thickness of between 5 and 7 centimeters. This means that the structural weight of Microcemento® is significantly lower than that of the polished concrete.

In addition, polished concrete requires expansion joints, a feature that Microcemento® does not share. Also, Microcemento® can be placed both vertically and horizontally without a problem.

Although the application of micro-cement started a little over a decade ago, in recent years its use has spread widely throughout the world. This is why we believe that Microcemento® is the best choice for those who need to do any kind of renovation work.