If you are thinking about doing some renovations at home, you may have considered the possibility of betting on one of the new options in flooring. We refer to new trends such as micro cement, polished cement, resin or linoleum, basically. The proposals that have turned upside down the pavement landscape, whose features and finishes have made them some of the most used options.
On the one hand, micro-cement is a type of coating that can be applied both as flooring or coating, on walls or floors, has an approximate thickness of between 2-3 mm, does not need joints and does not crack by itself.
It adheres perfectly to any material and is ideal for creating seamless spaces, without joints.
Micro-cement floors have become one of the best options to design contemporary or industrial spaces. It can be applied directly on the existing floor so that the rubble and the time of the refurbishment are reduced. A perfect option for homes.
Polished cement needs expansion joints, approximately every 4 or 5 meters away and is basically used as a surface treatment of hardened concrete slabs. It’s not recommended for homes located on high floors.
Polished cement is used especially in works of industrial characteristics in which there will be high loads for the pavement (industrial buildings, shopping centres, garages …), while micro-cement is used in domestic environments of all kinds thanks to its lightweight and great resistance.
Linoleum is made up of natural components that make it an ecological material. Its main component is linseed oil mixed with other materials such as ground stone or wood flour, among others.
There’s a great variety of designs for linoleum floors, finishes that imitate other types of materials, a very wide range of colours and different formats to combine with each other.
In contrast, epoxy resin floors are composed of a polymer that covers an existing floor or base, starting from a semi-liquid state that becomes a solid, hard and very resistant material when mixed with a catalyst agent.
Epoxy resin floors are self-leveled floors that can be easily placed on any type of original floor while linoleum floors should be installed on a prepared and well-leveled surface.
Although visually they can be very similar, there are also some differences in maintenance and cleaning issues that will help you decide on one or the other. Ask Topcret’s team if you need any kind of consultancy!