Microcement achieves its maximum expression when it is applied on floors. The search for continuous and open areas, added to the merge of constructive design and decorative value, give microcement a distinguished area in the world of coatings. It is about achieving the maximum evolution of the cement floors that have been installed for so many years, and that with Cementec we offer a plus in technical and aesthetic qualities, ensuring that the floors combine beauty, resistance and durability.
If we need to enhance the decoration and all the elements that we like of our home or a specific room, there is no better coating than microcement to give importance and value to these decorative elements. A nice living room table acquires much more value and decorative look when it is on a continuous surface than on any type of floor with joints (check it yourself). There are no longer excuses for not daring to enjoy a house or any indoor and outdoor area with microcement floors, and even reach to develop the continuity of the same coating, starting on floors and climbing up the walls, stairs, furniture or any decorative element. Currently there are few coatings that have as many advantages as microcement, especially in renovations and rehabilitations. Its ease of application, the unnecessary demolition of the existing support, and the spectacular change of the image, provide a number of values that will undoubtedly not leave the nobody indifferent. In addition, with Cementec Ready to Use, we can choose the right product that we want to have, according to the needs and the future use that we want to give it.
Types of microcement floors.Continuous floors provide us positive feelings and emotions due to their design and practicality; they are spectacular. But we must take into account the needs we have and the functionality that we are going to offer. With Ready to Use Cementec we can choose the elegance and sense of harmony of our Standard Cementec or we can choose the depth and personality provided by the Cementec Texture product. We can also choose our Cementec Water Resistant microcement for wet areas, or if what we want is to cover an outdoor area or a place with maximum foot traffic, the Cementec High Transit product is the ideal product. Each product offers specific features according to our tastes and needs.
Advantages of microcement floors.There are many advantages to enjoy the microcement, both in new construction and renovation. Below, we help you to know some of them: First of all, and as remarkable, its continuity always impacts us. There are no joints between different pieces, just a single extension. This offers a very pleasant feeling of elegance and spaciousness in any area. It does not need expansion joints. They do not expand or contract with changes in the environment (humidity, temperature, etc.) as other materials can. We only have to respect the joints of the original support, but nothing more. Its compressive and flexural properties provide the necessary elasticity to support and keep itself correctly without deteriorating. Cementec microcement has a high adherence degree, which allows it to be used on many different surfaces, such as tiles, stoneware, marble, mortar or concrete. Perhaps the only exception would be the application on parquet or floating flooring, because they are subject to continuous movement. In addition, in renovations as you avoid taking out the previous floor and the debris that this entails, it provides us with ease and speed in application times. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, which allows you to carry out very interesting decorative projects. Likewise, it does not require heavy machinery or excessive logistics for its application. And its maintenance and care are very simple. And a main advantage over other types of flooring is that the level of the surface does not rise excessively, only about 3 mm maximum. As this is the case, it is not necessary to carry out lifting tasks for other elements of the house, maybe just a door brushing if necessary.
Care and maintenance of microcement floors.A very interesting feature of microcement is its easy maintenance. It is important to know that the durability will of course depend on the quality of the product but, without a doubt, the use that we give it will have an important influence. Cementec Ready to Use recommends the use of maintenance waxes to be applied from time to time (at the same time as a floor is mopped). In this way we will be able to keep with more “life” and more protection. Regarding the use of cleaning products, neutral soaps are always recommended. But if we have applied the Finish Forte Plus (the most powerful protector in our range of protective varnishes), we can even use any type of soap and strong cleaning product, always diluted in water. Finally, a good use is undoubtedly our best guarantee of durability, we must say. So, if we use felts protectors under furniture and heavy objects, and do not drag them, we will keep them in perfect condition for a long time.
Are microcement floors recommended for kitchens and bathrooms?Microcement floors are spectacularly ideal and recommended for covering kitchens and bathrooms. Although it is true that in bathrooms, they are even more elegant when they are also accompanied by microcement walls. Home renovations always start with the bathrooms and the kitchen, and without a doubt it is an unbeatable opportunity to elegantly redecorate and change those areas that are so used and deteriorated by their use and the passage of time. Our Cementec Ready to Use product is designed with a protective Top Coating, indicated to be used in kitchens, due to its perfect result; It is a product that is proof against any type of stain, due to its composition provides perfect waterproof, which guarantees the possibility of enjoying the kitchen without being aware of getting dirty. Likewise, for bathrooms such as shower trays, they also provide waterproof, cleanliness, and a design concept that transports us to a much more comfortable and harmonious area, in these rooms where we spend so much time.
Finishes and designs of microcement floors.Microcement floors are always finished with our polyurethane finishes, our Finish Forte and Finish Forte Plus products. The first of them provides a very natural, silky and soft aesthetic, very suitable for areas such as stairs, living rooms, low traffic, etc. The Finish Forte Plus, with a very advanced technology for its anti-stain and waterproof components, is the Top Coating recommended for areas where stains can arise, as well as where water can be used, such as the kitchen, bathrooms and outdoors. Its aesthetics provide a layer density, and it is undoubtedly the Top Coating used in high foot traffic areas. Both products can be used in matte, satin and gloss finishes. Undoubtedly, matte finishes are usually the most chosen because they offer a more cement-like and natural design.
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