WHAT IS MICROCEMENTING?
Microcement, also known as micro-screed or micro-concrete, is a polymer modified cement-based coating which can be applied thinly to walls, stairs and floors in domestic and commercial environments. … This means there are no unexpected design and/or flooring failures which often arise after installing polished concrete.
Suitable substrates: Microcement can be applied over virtually all the existing surfaces on, in or around a building. At around 2mm thick, depending on the aesthetic, it adds so little depth to a surface that it is not normally necessary to remove anything – just go straight over the existing. On new-build projects, all modern construction materials are suitable to have microcement applied to them. These include sand and cement screed, anhydrite screed, dry lining, plaster, wood boards including MDF and plywood, cement board, all types of levelling screed both cementitious and latex.
Maintenance: This material is very easy to maintain. We use only the highest quality sealers which are extremely stain resistant. It is the sealer that takes the wear floors so it is vital that this is of the highest quality. Of course, any floor will get dirty. Cleaning is simple with water and and a neutral soap (an ideal product can be purchased from us). After the sealers are applied and cured it is suggested that a polish be applied, though this is not at all required (the sealers are tough anyway. This is known as a sacrificial coat and is normally applied again periodically. We can apply this coat as part of our service when the microcement is first applied. We also offer the polishes to purchase – available in satin, gloss and high gloss.
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