Microcement is a coating that can be applied to hard surfaces such as walls, furniture and floors. It can be used both inside and outside of our homes and can be applied thinly (approximately 2 – 3 mm). It provides a smooth and modern-looking finish, ideal for minimalist designs. If you are looking for something more striking, Microcement now comes in a range of colours. Alternatively, other materials such as ceramic or wood can be used to create contrast in your designs.
Microcement has a wide range of applications and is extremely versatile. Common applications include walls, stairs, floors, worktops and even swimming pools.
Microcement is an increasingly popular choice for walls, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Microcement produces a smooth and continuous finish, even over large areas. This gives an aesthetically pleasing look which also has practical benefits. The lack of joints makes cleaning a much easier task, dirt and grease cannot get stuck in the joints. This is a big advantage of Microcement when compared to tiled walls.
One of the greatest advantages of Microcement is that it can be applied quickly and over existing surfaces. For example, in bathrooms, it can be applied over existing floor and wall tiles. This means that you can save the hassle of removing the existing tiles, which is often a dirty and costly job.
Microcement is also a popular choice for flooring. Not only does it create an aesthetically pleasing look, it is also incredibly durable. When compared to other floor coverings such as carpet and laminate flooring, it will stay looking its best for much longer. Importantly, it is suitable for under-floor heating.
Due to the lack of joints, Microcement is increasingly being used for kitchen worktops. This is because the lack of joints makes it much easier to keep your kitchen worktops free of harmful bacteria, which is essential in areas where we are preparing food for ourselves and our loved ones. It also has good resistance to heat and domestic cleaning products.
Microcement is non-slip, which when combined with its moisture resistance makes it an excellent choice for swimming pools. Another great benefit for use in outdoor areas is that Microcement is highly resistant to UV Rays. This means that it will maintain its new appearance much longer than many other materials which are likely to fade in the sun.
Benefits of Microcement
- Resistant to moisture – making it an excellent choice for bathrooms which contain the highest levels of moisture in our homes
- Versatility – as you can see from the examples above, Microcement can be used in a wide range of uses
- Smooth and modern look, which can be used in minimalist designs or used alongside wood and ceramic to create contrast
- Diversity of colours – as it has become more popular, retailers now sell a wide range of Microcement colours, giving you greater design options
- Easy to apply and can be applied over existing finishes
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Highly resistant to UV Rays
As you can see from the above Microcement is a versatile solution that can be used in almost any circumstance. Its modern look combined with its easy maintenance means it is increasingly being used by homeowners and businesses to create that special finish.