Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:11

Microcement Finishing - Pros and Cons!

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In the decoration of premises a new decorative covering - microcement is increasingly used. This is a special high-tech plaster with a thickness of just 3 millimeters, consisting of three layers: base, composite layer and a protective layer. Microcement is a durable and elastic covering that can be applied to any surface, which makes it especially popular in interior decoration. It is applied not only on a floor, but also on walls, built-in furniture, plumbing, stairs and railings, anything that may be of interest to a designer. What advantages of microcement make it so in demand as a finishing material and what disadvantages can lead to undesirable problems?

What are the advantages of microcement?

  1. Multipurposeness in use. It can be used to decorate any surface, both vertical and horizontal, it is firmly fixed on the base of any material, even smooth tile or glass.
  2. High strength and resistance to mechanical stress. Microcement finishing will last for a long time without losing an attractive appearance.
  3. Water-repellency. The covering is resistant to moisture and steam and has water-repellent properties, which allows it to be used for finishing rooms with high humidity.
  4. Resistance to high temperatures and chemicals. Heat from a cooker or detergents will not damage the covering. In addition, microcement does not burn, which is a valuable quality for finishing material in terms of fire safety.
  5. Attractive appearance. Microcement covering looks aesthetically and is nice on the touch.
  6. Economy. A thin layer of covering implies a low material consumption, which, combined with long service life, makes its use beneficial.

What caution should be exercised?

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  1. In order for the covering to stay as strong as it should be, the base must be perfectly clean and dry.
  2. Curvature or other unevenness of the surface can cause damage to the covering since resistance to mechanical stress does not include rupture impact effects. Therefore, the base must be flat.
  3. La posa del microcemento richiede abilità e conoscenze delle tecniche precise perciò meglio rivolgersi a uno specialista qualificato.
  4. Laying micro cement requires special skills and technological knowledge, therefore a qualified specialist is required for quality work.
  5. Each layer takes time to dry before applying the next one, so the finishing process can take several days.
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