Do you know you can choose to install a microcement countertop in your kitchen? Ready-to-use microcement offers almost endless application possibilities and boasts excellent performance in all areas. So much so, that this decorative coating has become the quintessential material for construction professionals to carry out all kinds of interior design renovations.
Currently, there are many materials available for countertops: Granite, marble, quartz, wood, etc. However, if you have come this far, it is because you are contemplating covering your countertop with microcement.
Functionality, style and personality in the decoration. Microcement countertops are the favourite piece of furniture to cover with this material. Its notable sense of continuity, the chromatic variety it offers, as well as the possibility of achieving different aspects or finishes have turned microcement kitchen islands into fashionable furniture.
Delve into this article and learn from Cementec why you should cover your countertops kitchens with microcement, what are the main advantages it offers, how you should install a microcement countertop and some practical tips for its care.
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Advantages of countertop microcement
How we recite previously, microcement countertops present a series of advantages that make them an attractive option for those looking to renovate their kitchen.
So, if you ask yourself, why do I have to coat my kitchen countertop? Do not be worried, after reading all its advantages, you won’t have any doubt of choosing microcement ready to use.
Comfort is guaranteed in microcement kitchen islands. This type of coated furniture only requires a cloth with neutral soap and water for daily cleaning.
Therefore, it is simply easy to clean and becomes a perfect coating to prevent the proliferation of germs and bacteria on the surface.
If you want more information about the cleaning procedure, we leave you here this previous article in which we talked about products to clean microcement.
Resistant to wet areas
Compared to other materials used in these areas, microcement countertops are resistant to environmental humidity. In addition, it can become a waterproof material when is sealed with our Finish Forte Plus polyurethane varnish.
Don’t you think something extremely differential?
Microcement countertop: durability for a long time
Microcement countertops last a long, long time. In fact, as with cleaning, the maintenance of this material is hardly nil. Of course, all this will occur under normal behaviors or conditions in which the furniture does not suffer any unexpected accident.
If what you are looking for is a full, continuous and durable material, this is your perfect finish.
Funcionality and strength
Stains? Ready-to-use microcement can handle them. The microcement countertop is enormously resistant to stains and cleaning products. Likewise, it has a high firmness against abrasions, scratches and blows.
An endless number of functionalities that will protect your surface against cracks and damage.
Aesthetics and finishes
The variety of colors, shapes and decorative styles that you can find when covering your countertop in order to adapt it to the room you require is notorious. From rustic styles to more vintage ones, going through avant-garde, urban-style or minimalist countertops.
Whatever color or style you choose, you will end up fully satisfied. Our Water Resistant microcement finish will allow you to combine elegance and timelessness while enjoying all its functionalities.
Combine microcement with other materials. Whether wood, concrete or metals. Unleash your imagination!
Coat your furniture or countertop with microcement
Finally, but not less important, you can apply the ready-to-use microcement on the previous material with which the countertop was built. That is, if your kitchen island is made of stone, tiles, ceramics, marble, etc. It doesn’t matter, the microcement can be applied on them!
In other words, this decorative coating will allow you to avoid works with debris and will be applied to the existing material. Fully adapting to the shapes of the countertop and generating a continuous effect.
In addition, it is possible to reduce the renovation times and consequently, the overall budget of the same.
How to apply microcement on a countertop
First of all, we remind you that Cementec considers essential that the application of microcement is carried out by a person who knows the subject or a specialist like ours. An applicator will know how to act in the event of any unforeseen issue, always being as decisive as possible.
However, if you dare to make the application of microcement on your own countertop, the application process will change depending on the desired Finish and previous material which is the prior surface made.
For example, it is different to apply on absorbent surfaces like plasterboards or plaster than on non-absorbent surfaces like marble, terrazzo or tiles.
In any case, it is interested to us to inform you about a general procedure that has to be followed in any of the cases:
- Place fiberglass mesh on the future microcement countertop.
- Carried out a prior priming on microcement kitchen island.
- Apply 2 layers of microcement BASE and wait for their drying time.
- Apply 2 layers of finish microcement with the colour desired.
- Seal with 2 layers of Top coat, Finish Forte Plus.
Practical advice for the maintenance of microcement countertops
Microcement countertop is ideal for those people who try to join modernity and minimalist design in their kitchen. It is true that it is important to know how to clean and maintain perfectly this type of material to extend its life. Next, we show you a series of practical tips so that your renovation lasts as many years as possible:
- Do not use abrasive chemicals or strong cleaners on the surface, these can damage the microcement. Use mild, non-acid cleansers instead.
- Use cutting boards to avoid scratching or damaging the countertop. Similarly, be careful when handling heavy or sharp objects.
- Immediately wipe up any spilled liquid on the surface to prevent it from penetrating and causing stains. Sealing the microcement is essential to avoid this.
- Make a regular maintenance. Sand and seal the surface from time to time to keep it strong and protected against daily wear and tear.
Follow our advice and choose microcement countertops for your kitchen!
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