What is Microcement?

What is the Microcement

Posted by March 23rd, 2018

Microcement, currently is one of the global trending decorative materials, is a coating composed of a high-performance cementitious base, which is later added with polymers, ultra-fine aggregates, additives and natural pigments of colours corresponding to the shade that we want to give the finish.

The material obtained by the previous process possesses an extraordinary adherence to practically almost all the surfaces.

For this reason, it is commonly used to cover concrete, mortar, tiles, plaster, cement, metal, stoneware, plasterboard or plastic, just to name a few materials. Its great finish, texture and versatility has enabled it to become one of the preferred materials for interior designers, as it fits perfectly to the needs of each of their projects.

In addition, because it is not necessary to remove the existing coating to be able to use this material, a large part of the construction costs are saved. The old material can serve as a sub-base on which the Microcement will subsequently be applied without any problem, until a layer between 2 and 3 mm thick 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 a periodic maintenance to guarantee a greater durability and a better amortization of its aesthetic properties.

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

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

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

On the other hand, polished concrete requires expansion joints, a feature that the Microcement does not share. In addition, the latter can be placed both vertically and horizontally without any problem.

Although the application of Microcement has started a little over a decade ago, in recent years its use has spread widely throughout the world, which is why we believe that betting on Microcement will be the key for those who need to do any kind of refurbishment.