Microcement on stairs.
Microcement on stairs is a very suggestive and dynamic way of providing maximum continuity to a surface that merges different areas. The result is always impressive for most people who opt for this microcement on stairs, and it ends up being highly demanded due to the aesthetic concept it offers. We are used to microcement on floors, bathrooms and kitchens, but microcement on stairs are a decorative element to take into account, especially if the floor and/or walls are also made of this material. The popularity of microcement has grown exponentially in recent years, and it is not by chance. It is a coating with multiple advantages and functionalities, and in the case of stairs, it offers an elegant aesthetic finish without the need for large investments or renovations. We challenge you to bet for this element, applying microcement on stairs, and achieving an unconventional image and design.
Advantages of microcement stairs.Microcement stairs provide a contemporary style and an appearance of absolute continuity because expansion joints are not needed. Everything is perfectly integrated. Their greatest advantage lies logically in the high decorative value they acquire in any space. It is usually a decoration element that take your attention when you come in any house. So, it is an advantage to have microcement stairs to renovate our old stairs and turn them into the main object of decoration in our home. The continuity of the material increases the feeling of spaciousness and offers a very nice new design. On the other hand, being able to have a totally continuous surface without joints will make it easier for us to clean each step, because cleaning is much easier and more long-lasting.
Microcement stairs promote the feeling of continuityThis is a fact that is obvious. Home or office stairs can be a hassle to go up or down. In addition, It is usually a decoration element that take your attention, so applying a continuous product with the personality and depth offered by our coating favors that feeling of well-being and makes microcement stairs a very interesting option where we want to bring new “feelings”.
There is no need for construction works in microcement stairsAnother advantage of microcement stairs is that it is not necessary to disassemble or carry out any demolition on the staircase itself, so microcement can be perfectly applied on a staircase already made with stoneware, terrazzo, marble, concrete steps, etc. In other words, we completely renovate such a unique area, without any cost of time and dirt that the work may entail.
Easy to clean microcement stairsAs we described at the beginning, there is no better way to keep the stairs clean and hygienic than to cover the stairs with microcement. The visibility of its continuity, and the absence of joints of any kind, help us to always keep them clean and tidy, using any simple utensil such as a mop, as well as being able to wash with any neutral soap.
Strength and durability in microcement stairsCementec Ready-to-Use microcement offers different application systems, depending on the hardness and resistance required. In any case, it is important to apply the product as recommended by our application process (online guidelines), always placing a high weight fiberglass mesh, to provide safety and durability. By correctly applying the Cementec Ready-to-Use product, the resistance and high durability of a microcement staircase is guaranteed, for domestic or even professional use.
Microcement stairs for interiors and exteriorsMicrocement is one of the few coatings that can be applied both indoors and outdoors with complete safety. That is why microcement stairs can be made in any of these areas. Logically, the durability will be longer in interior areas, as weather conditions do not affect it in the same way, but with the use of our final product Finish Forte Plus, always highly recommended for exteriors, these issues hardly affect it, and an excellent result is achieved.
Microcement stairs with non-slip finishSometimes microcement stairs are required to have some type of non-slip to reduce the possibility of. This is usually needed especially in public areas because they are constructed by regulations. Our Cementec Water Resistant Ready-to-Use product already has non-slip properties by itself without any problem. But, in addition, if you want to apply any of the other Cementec Ready-to-Use products, you can incorporate our glass microspheres into the protection layer, also providing the desired degree of slipperiness.
Different shapes of microcement stairs.The design of microcement stairs is totally different depending on the area that it is needed to create. There are cantilevered stairs, concrete block stairs, 1-flight stairs, multi-flight stairs with landings, etc. All of them can become microcement stairs, and create a high-level decorative ensemble, in an easy and practical way. Most of the time, any unfavorable tile staircase will acquire a very significant change and will become the main element of an area, when it is decided to transform it into a microcement staircase. Likewise, newly built stairs are highly demanded to be coated with microcement due to the beauty and high decorative contribution that are shown in any new project.
Some tips to apply microcement on stairsNot everyone is ready to apply microcement on stairs. This is due to the fact that coating stairs is somewhat more difficult for an applicator than coating walls or floors. They require some preparation and precision during the application. However, it is worth taking on this small challenge, because the final result ends up being so spectacular and being repeated. As a piece of advice, the quality of the existing surface of the staircase should always be thoroughly checked. It has to be perfectly anchored, with perfect flatness, and its angles are completely straight, 90º. If the existing surface is of poor quality (cement, broken tiles, etc.) it must be adapted, and our advice is to always apply on tiles in good condition (we do not recommend directly on cement). It is always necessary to protect everything surrounded the stairs and is not going to be applied, such as walls or other encounters, with adhesive masking tape. And, above all, the joint with the tread and riser must be completely straight, if necessary, corners can be used to achieve said perfection.
Price of microcement stairsMicrocement stairs entail additional application work, so the price per sqm will always be somewhat higher than an element without angles such as a wall or floor. Therefore, this only influences the workforce, because in terms of the material, the price is very low, because the product performance of Cementec Ready-to-Use microcement is very large, and the stairs do not involve a large amount of m2.
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