All you need to know about microcement in bathrooms.
Microcement is a perfect material, both for applying it on walls, floors, shower trays, sinks or furniture. It is a continuous coating that does not require maintenance, and is very easy to clean. It is a material that can be applied on practically any type of surface that does not present humidity or movement, whether porous or non-porous, achieving a joint-free surface with a maximum thickness of 3 mm. In addition, thanks to its high degree of adherence, making it capable of being applied over existing coatings, it reduces demolition and debris removal costs.
It is the most versatile material on the market because admits different shades of finish, matte, satin or gloss. It has an infinite number of colours and shades, as well as a wide range of different textures. In general, microcement presents a finish with textures and deepness of high aesthetic and visual value. But we can also offer you a more rustic and homogeneous bathroom finish, even going through more daring finishes such as our range of Vintage or Metallic colours. Thanks to its application system and surface protection, it becomes a highly recommended waterproof material to be applied in areas with direct contact with water, bathtubs, showers and even sinks. It also has a non-slip finish guaranteeing a safe bathroom. A proper application is very important. Checking the existing coatings and flooring is essential before undertaking any of our application systems, because a poor assessment of them can lead to the appearance of cracks in our coating. For this reason, we recommend that the application be carried out by a professional who can evaluate the previous conditions, even if its application seems easy.
Advantages of microcement bathrooms.As you know, it is easily applied and its cleaning is also very simple. A microcement bathroom will provide you with a different view of your home, both in its application on walls and floors, such as sinks or shower trays. We tell you some of its advantages to make the right decision.
Increases the feeling of spaciousnessThe continuity offered by being able to apply walls, floors and ceilings, makes your bathroom feel more spacious than with the use of other coverings. Bathrooms are areas with rather small dimensions, and therefore, the use of microcement as a change of look is the ideal decision. It provides a nice visual aesthetic, free of joints, being able to emerge the floor with the walls, even with a shower tray integrated into the same floor. This creates an atmosphere of spaciousness, which, combined with light colours, enhances it even more.
Resistance to relative humidityThe resistance to humidity is one of the questions that clients face up when they want to change their bathroom and choose between one material and another. Well, this problem disappears because microcement is not only resistant to humidity but also to water vapor. It is important to follow and accomplish the application times and recommendations, in order to avoid the appearance of humidity in those corners of the shower or bathtub, which disfigure the appearance of your bathroom. We must not confuse relative humidity with humidity by capillarity. Humidity by capillarity must be previously treated by carrying out an exhaustive analysis of the previous support where it is going to be applied, and carry out a previous treatment with technical products intended to block humidity due to capillarity. However, relative humidity can prolong the drying times of the applied layers over time and, consequently, reduce their resistance. It is always recommended to apply at a constant relative temperature and humidity. If it is detected that the applied layers have not undergone the necessary drying, said drying should be prolonged over time, and always avoid applying a new layer over another that has not dried sufficiently.
VersatilityOne of the main advantages of microcement is the versatility it offers us. It has a wide array of colours, as well as different effects and/or finishes. Tired of the typical bathroom? Apply our Water Resistant microcement to give it a more rustic look, or our Texture system where you can enjoy the effect of cement, with its superimposed layers and its visual deepness. Choose from one of the 16 colours that we offer in our Colour Chart, none of them convince you? We develop the colour you have in mind to help you combine the bathroom to your liking.
Easy and simple cleaningDo not be worried about cleaning, it is very simple. Using a neutral soap (detergent) and a cloth, you can leave your bathroom in perfect condition. And, if the microcement is protected with our 100% waterproof varnish (Finish Forte Plus), you can also use more abrasive products such as bleach, alcohol, etc., always diluting the product with water. Also, remember that it is a continuous coating that does not have joints, so the dirt in those lines so hideous and difficult to clean disappears.
Intensify natural lightMicrocement reflects natural light by itself, so if it is combined with light colours, we can achieve an effect of enhancing light in a small bathroom.
Fast installationDue to demolition of existing wall and floor tiles is not required, microcement can be quickly applied in bathrooms. Everything will depend, as always, on the previous surface where it is going to be applied. If the surface is in perfect condition, the work can be carried out in an average of 5 working days, as long as it is a well-ventilated area, which allows the drying of the different layers applied.
Non-slip bathroomsDo you have doubts about applying microcement on the floor of your bathroom? We make it non-slip. Any of our systems can be made non-slip finish by incorporating small particles invisible to the human eye. Do not hesitate to apply your shower tray with microcement, you will not slip. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the complete continuity, without any change in elevation on the pavement which can cause unfortunate hits.
Water resistantMicrocement has 100% waterproof protection thanks to the use of our polyurethane-based top coating varnishes with high solid content. The technology used in this Top coating makes it possible to protect any area that is going to be in direct or indirect contact with water, countertops, sinks, shower walls, shower trays, etc.
Where can you apply microcement in bathrooms.Thanks to its composition with high-performance raw materials, fibres, selected aggregates and high adherence components, it is a material that can be applied on almost any type of surfaces. Why is it so interesting to apply? Because the previous demolition of the typical tile of the 80s…90s is not necessary, thus avoiding debris, dust, noise and waste containers, among other discomforts typical of a work. Its wonderful adherence, even on glass (avoiding parquet floors), makes it ideal for covering any type of surface, and completely changing the look of your bathroom. Microcement application is an efficient solution to make renovations in a practical way, without generating debris, only increasing the surface applied by 2-3 mm, even without the need to change the existing sanitary fittings. You can apply it both on walls and floors, as well as on shower trays and sink countertops, or sink countertops with integrated sink. The most important thing to keep in mind is to carry out a good preparation of the previous surface, because the success of the application depends on it. By creating a complete microcement bathroom, you generate a new room in your home where you will like to spend much more time and enjoy a pleasant bath with your partner or children.
Microcement bathtub and showerWhat better than getting an entire area with the same material and without joints. With microcement we can manage to give continuity to the floor and get into the shower without having to trip over a small projection. And what do you think of bathtubs? Although lately they are no much desired and people replace them with shower trays, bathtubs can also create a cosy area in your bathroom. Microcement bathtubs provide a sense of well-being and continuity within your home.
Microcement countertop and sinksIn the same way that microcement can be applied on shower trays and bathtubs, it is possible to create a countertop for the sink or even a countertop with a sink included on it. As it is a waterproof product, you can wash your hands and let the water drain easily.
Microcement furnitureAnother of the versatility it offers is that it can be applied on furniture either made of MDF wood or made of plasterboard. If you don’t know where to place the bottles of your shampoos, you can create small niches that will be covered with microcement. Forget about installing metal supports that will break continuity and aesthetics.
Walls and floorsAs we have previously mentioned, the main change of your home always involves the bathrooms, and that is why microcement is an excellent coating to achieve this purpose. In general, we will always renew the floors and walls, applying any of our systems, as well as one of the colours detailed in our colour chart. Renew that old tile by covering the walls and floors. Using microcement you will eliminate the joints between pieces, you will provide continuity and luminosity, as well as, you will provide an elegant and aesthetic result.
Which microcement is better to use on bathrooms?There are many possibilities to use microcement in bathrooms, from a super textured finish to a more rustic and rough finish. However, our recommendation is always to apply our maximum waterproof protection top coating to prevent water from seeping in and causing problems in the coating. If your taste is more for a textured coating, we recommend using our Texture System, with a fine finish with depths typical of traditional microcement. However, if you prefer a more homogeneous colour, use the Standard System, which will provide you with a continuous colour with the same properties as the traditional one. But also, we have the possibility of achieving a more rustic and rough finish with our Water-Resistant System. This system gives the coating a rougher finish to the touch and makes it intrinsically non-slip. Do you advocate maximum resistance in terms of hardness and waterproof? Well, yours must be the High Transit System, a continuous coating that gives your floor maximum surface resistance, as well as total waterproof due to its epoxy-based composition. All these application systems can be installed in any of our colours, but if you are not satisfied with any of them, we will develop the colour that best suits your needs. We offer the possibilities, but the decision is in your hands, whatever you choose, the quality of our coating will make your bathroom look like you deserve.
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