All you need to know about microcement kitchens.

It is a material made up of a different polymers, resins and thin aggregates to give it a cement-like finish, but it can be applied in a wide array of colours, from cement greys to aged colours (Vintage) or browns, creams, ochres, etc. Why microcement in kitchens? Well, because you can apply it both on walls and floors, as well as on the same countertop or on a kitchen island, achieving a surface without joints and with a low thickness of between 2-3 mm, thanks to its several advantages as a decorative coating.
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Kitchen is one of the most decorative trends in a home. If you are thinking of renovating it, and you are lazy to carry out a complete construction work, microcement is the solution because it does not require jobs like demolition or debris removal. It is applied directly on the existing surface without the presence of humidity or movement. Enliven continuity and make your kitchen the centre of your home, the most functional room and where we spend most of our time. Make it your own with a high level of decoration degree, with a textured finish, rustic or vintage finish. You can change the traditional aspect of your kitchen to those new minimalist and spacious kitchens obtaining a new spatial vision of your home. Although this material is simple to apply, we always recommend to look for professional help to assess the suitability of its application on the existing support. The preparation and adaptation of the existing support is crucial to achieve a perfect application, whether it is applied on walls, floors or countertops. It gives a touch of modernity, as well as it is applied on walls, floors or furniture, it is an option that is increasingly used by professionals that make renovations, as well as for the client who seeks to create a kitchen to their complete taste.

Advantages of microcement kitchens.

  As we well know, kitchen is the part of the house that can contain more dirt, the act of cooking generates vapours, smoke, oils, etc. that cause its deterioration. Turning it into a new area where you can make unique dishes in a comfortable and renovated environment. In addition, it no longer matters that it is your own home, but if you want to change the appearance of your business, we can apply our special product for industrial kitchens, where you can cook and don’t suffer for any type of stain. And now, we will tell you about some of its main advantages of why using microcement is more than valuable option and a trend in interior decoration fashion.
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Microcement in the kitchen without big works

As in any other room that we are going to renovate, it will not be necessary to undertake any type of previous construction work, because the microcement is applied on the existing surface without the need to demolish the previous coating or flooring. In this way, we save time and money, avoiding dust, debris and moving all debris to specific containers for it. It is a relief both for those who live in the house and for the rest of the neighbours, avoiding loud noises produced by the demolition of the previous coatings. You will have a kitchen to your liking, and you will have the whole neighbourhood happy.

Array of colours for microcement kitchens

This continuous coating admits any tonality and colour that is desired. Any colour available in the various certified colour charts (RAL, NCS, etc.) can be reproduced almost exactly. However, thanks to our selected colour chart, you can choose between the demanding greys, simulating the colour of concrete, or look for warmer colours such as a sand-like colour or a brownish colour. But if you are one of the most daring, choose our range of vintage or metallic colours. Kitchens offer a combination with different materials and colours, so you can combine floor and walls, with white furniture and wooden countertops, or wooden furniture with microcement countertops. Create a complete kitchen island, or ever coating the ceiling to create a complete concrete cube.

Microcement kitchens are resistant thermally and to chemical products

It is a material that resists thermally because it has the features of the concrete itself. Your countertop will not suffer any damage if you leave hot pots or pans on it, it is completely resistant. Just as it is to any type of chemical agent thanks to the protective varnishes that are applied in our systems, especially our Finish Forte Plus, which resists any liquid and chemical product, such as bleach, alcohol, solvents, etc. For this reason, even if any liquid falls on an element covered with microcement, it can be cleaned with abrasive products without fear of eliminating the surface protection that we have applied. What do you think of underfloor heating? No problem, what’s more, we dare to say that microcement is one of the coatings that best transmits heat thanks to its low thickness, you don’t need to plug in the heating system for hours, with just a few minutes you will achieve a sensation of comfort perfect for cooking in your socks or barefoot.

Anti-stains in kitchens with microcement

With our maximum surface protection varnish, Finish Forte Plus, you don’t have to be worry about the stain. Any of our systems, from Standard to High Transit, can carry out Forte Plus surface protection. The only polyurethane varnish capable of resisting anything that can fall on it. Don’t worry about spilling oil, spilling wine on the floor, or spilling coffee in the morning, this varnish is tested to resist all types of staining for up to 7 days. In addition, Cementec microcement is completely waterproof because it contains additives that make it resistant to falling water. It can be applied without any problem on the countertop, and even create a sink integrated into the countertop, because the water will not penetrate the coating, as long as it is perfectly applied, having strictly followed the application and drying process.

Microcement kitchen styles

  The kitchens allow you to develop any type of style in them, going from a more minimalist design to a rustic one or with an industrial touch. Well, in all of them, microcement is a material that fits perfectly, because it can be combined with any noble material, such as wood.
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Minimalist microcement kitchens:

Minimalism itself is based on the use of the minimum and the basics, stripping everything to the essentials without any leftover elements. We can achieve this definition thanks to the continuity that microcement offers us, free of joints. Only the essentials, microcement and furniture.

Nordic microcement kitchens:

Fashion kitchens, the combination of wood, white, and other noble elements such as concrete. You can make all kinds of Nordic kitchens using microcement on floors, walls or even on the countertop itself. And, combine it with white or natural wood furniture. You have a variety of possibilities to achieve an ideal room for your home. A microcement floor with white furniture and wooden countertops, or a front with white countertops and wooden furniture. Think of your kitchen and we will advise you with the different possibilities.

Industrial microcement kitchens:

What better way to obtain an avant-garde and industrial kitchen than using pure and hard construction materials, metals, wood, concrete… but without carrying out any work on your home. Get a look similar to concrete, a continuous coating applied in a wide variety of colours. How to achieve this “industrialization”? Very simple, applying microcement on floors and walls, creating a low-thickness concrete cube without expansion joints. We propose the use of our High Transit microcement to further achieve that industrial aspect and also achieve high technical performance.

Rustic microcement kitchens:

We all understand the rustic as something artisan and handmade, and that is why it fits perfectly in a rustic kitchen, because it is a unique and unrepeatable application, it is a carved work in your home. You can also combine custom-made clay pieces with a handcrafted application of microcement, as well as decorate it with small old objects that were once used for cooking and preparing food.

Microcement on kitchen countertop

As it was told on some occasion, microcement is suitable for being applied on countertops, as well as on kitchen islands. Its thermal capacity and resistance to stains make it ideal to be applied in this small area. In addition, as it is a continuous element, it is a continuous coating, so the dirt that could previously accumulate in said joints disappears completely.

Which microcement to be used in kitchens?

  Any of our products is suitable to be used for any final client. It all depends on the particularities of each one, for example, if you prefer a kitchen with a high decorative effect, our Cementec Texture product will be ideal to enjoy the depths of cement. On the other hand, if you prefer a more homogeneous colour finish, Cementec Standard system also offers a decorative effect, a continuous colour. However, if you are worried or concerned about resistance, we recommend you the use our Cementec High Transit product, and in this way enjoy in a different way, with a more resistant finish and a more homogeneous colour. Whatever microcement you use, we recommend to protect the system with our Forte Plus Finish, the polyurethane-based varnish capable of resisting any type of stain.

Tips to avoid issues in microcement kitchens

1. Trust on experienced professionals to apply microcement in kitchens:

Anyone can apply it! It is one of the statements when you talk about microcement. It is partially correct, but if you allow us, we would like to clarify it for you. It is a simple material to apply, anyone with desire and being a little “handyman” can cover the kitchen of its own home, but there are many external parameters that can cause slight setbacks during and after the application of microcement. That is why we recommend putting the application of microcement in the hands of a qualified professional, or at least following their advice before committing any wrong step. The preparation of the surface where it is going to be applied is crucial to achieve a complete success in its application, it is not only worth applying the layers correctly without focusing on the quality and revision of the previous support. A support with fissures or cracks, a poorly anchored support, an uneven support, a loose support, a support with loose tiles, an unsuitable and unprepared support, can cause the appearance of incidents in the microcement layers, such as cracks or fissures, slight colour changes, etc. Follow the guidelines established by a professional or even those indicated in our tutorial videos to get an extraordinary job.

2. Bet on quality microcements for the kitchen:

For sure, the use of quality materials will always improve the appearance, as well as facilitate the application process. Cementec offers a complete quality guarantee for its products under strict production controls where different parameters are evaluated to obtain, as we have been saying, a product of high quality, both technical and aesthetic. If we add an experienced and professional applicator to this quality product, we will obtain an unbeatable job with zero problems. Remember to combine these 2 values to achieve a dream kitchen.

3. Protect the microcement in the kitchen:

Maintenance and care after application in a kitchen is vital to extend its useful life. Do not treat microcement as if it were an unbreakable material, take the same care as with any other material that you have applied in your home. Our protective finishes, Finish Forte and Finish Forte Plus, are of unrivalled quality, but this does not make them indestructible. We recommend careful daily use, without fear of using it, but do not turn your cooking area into a battlefield.

4. Clean the microcement kitchens:

A microcement kitchen can be cleaned with any type of neutral soap, always diluted in water. If you wish, you can use our Limp product from the range of cleaning and maintenance products. In addition, CEMENTEC goes one step further, and with the development of a protective finish of maximum resistance, Finish Forte Plus, we have even managed to clean our floors with more abrasive products designed for cleaning any other type of flooring. Use bleach, alcohol, solvent, etc. and manages to eliminate any type of stain that may have appeared due to falling food. Of course, never apply these products directly, dilute them in water as you would do for cleaning any floor. You will see that, after cleaning the microcement floors, they will highlight their cement aspect even more, coming to shine like the first day.
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