Visually stimulating yet subtle, microcement results in a smooth and continuous surface suitable for floors throughout the home. It works beautifully for hospitality environments, offices, and commercial spaces where it gives off a classic and modern-looking base that helps anchor other colours and furniture design.
The Aesthetic Possibilities Are Limitless.
Versatility is what makes a microcement flooring solution unique. Whether you’re aiming for bright and crisp or warm and cosy floors, microcement can be coloured to your taste. We can manipulate the microcement floor to achieve a textured, glossy, matt, or mottled finish.
Keep the floor, change the look.
Previously, worn or damaged floors would need to be completely replaced, which is just pretty damn expensive.
However, microcement is super versatile and can be applied on a variety of surfaces. If there’s a stable rigid surface, chances are, a microcement layer can be applied to it. The liquid polymer used creates a resilient bond to almost any surface.
We regularly microcement onto concrete, screeds, floor grade OSB boards and cement boards, floor grade ply, and self-levellers.
The seamlessness of a properly installed microcement floor creates a unique, spacious look that’s free from the visual clutter of joins and grout lines.
What’s The Waiting Time for A Microcement Flooring?
Microcement is applied manually with the help of a hand trowel and the process is slow and tedious. Depending on the size of the floor, we might be onsite for 7 to 14 days. During this period, our clients are only permitted to watch from a distance.
This is because a microcement or microscreed floor is very susceptible to staining or marking until the process is completed and sealers have been applied. Installing a microcement floor with a superior finish is a fine art that requires time, patience, and experience.
How Durable is Microcement?
It depends on the product. The microcement we use for all our floors is incredibly hard, abrasion-resistant, offers high compressive strength, and is eco-friendly. It is specially formulated for high traffic areas and can maintain its visual consistency for many years.
Microcement floors are resistant to the elements and are harder to destroy. This makes microcement perfect for environments such as retail spaces, residential properties, art galleries and museums, office and reception areas, hotels, cafes, and bars.
However, it’s worth keeping in mind that microscreed flooring takes close to 28 days to fully harden. That means it needs minimal traffic for the first few weeks or a breathable covering like Ram Board to protect it.
Do Microcement Floors Crack?
On its own, microcement will not crack. The only scenario where cracks appear on a microscreed floor is if there are cracks or movement in the subfloor. To avoid this ugly scenario, we should work closely with your main contractor from early on in the building stage to ensure the subfloor is adequately prepped for microcement.
For floors that already have cracks, we will need to evaluate the state of the floor and determine the best method to apply microcement to halt the damage.
Does Microcement Need Expansion Joints?
Microcement has high tensile strength and can withstand an immense amount of stress without failing. This means it can seamlessly be laid over an entire surface without expansion joints. Having said that, expansion joints are necessary for microcement floors only if the subfloor has them – this helps prevent the microcement from cracking as the subfloor expands and contracts.
How Can You Maintain the Appearance of a Microcement Floor?
Here are some effective precautions that will keep your microcement floor looking like new:
Provide a doormat at the entrance of the building to retain abrasive particles, sand, and dust usually transported by foot wears. Apply protective felts under furniture, such as chairs, that are moved often. Protect the floor with woollen blankets, cardboards, and nylon sheets when carrying out electrical jobs, painting, or moving and handling furniture to avoid ugly lines.
How much does a Microcement Floor cost?
The cost of a microcement floor varies a lot depending on the size of the floor and the type of finish that you want on it. Just get in touch with the finish that you’re after, the total number of square metres, the location of the job, and we’ll gladly provide an obligation-free estimate for your floor.