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Microcement: sample projects, how much it costs?

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Microcement floor

Creativo Baufloor® microcement flooring at a massage studio. Check more of the project's photos.

Microcement is ultra-thin-layer compound, for finishing floors, walls, and even furniture, often with decorative texture. The insiders call it a "millimeter system", as the layer is only 2-3 mm thick. How sample projects look like, is micro concrete durable, and how much the system costs?

What is microcement?

Microcement flooring texture

Microcement flooring texture. Here - at a single-family home. More photos.

 

Dark, graphite microcement, trowel traces

Darker, graphite microcement with trowel traces.

Microcement's meaning is not ultimately defined and various manufacturers offer slightly different products. Micro = thin layer. How thin? According to us 2 to 3 mm. Cement = cement-based compound. However polymer additions are also present in the mortar and they make the compound more cohesive and easier to make the layer that thin. Hardening of the mortar occurs chemically, making light traffic on the floor feasible after only 24 hours, and after 7 days complete hardness is achieved. With regular concrete curing time would be up to one month and the proper durability would not be achievable with milimeter-thick layer.

Us - Bautech - couple microcements with classic resins. For two reasons. Firstly resin undercoat is used to stabilize the base for microcement floor. Secondly for the layer thickness is similar in both systems: micro concrete: 2-3 mm; resins: 0,5 - 2,5 mm. Hence both microcements and resins tend to be called milimeter systems and sometimes may be interchangeably applied. For this trait we train in both systems during our training and workshop sessions.

 

Where microcement proves to be useful?

Microcement is great for:

  • both floors and walls
  • in homes, lofts, office space, retail space, clubs, restaurants, bathrooms
  • for small and mid interiors, where the flooring surface needs to be retained at a given level or it'd be a shame to loose space for thick wall plaster layer
  • where we desire decorative properties, however with industrial flair. And microcement is dust-proof - as opposed to regular concrete - to be considered by those who think the micro concrete looks same as regular concrete.

 

Lighter microcement, fashion boutique

Brighter, platinum micro concrete at a fashion boutique. More photos.

 

 

For interiors only?

Yes, our microcement is designed for inside and not outside. 

 

Why this thin layer?

Microcement is designed to be laid on existing bases, such as concrete, ceramic tiles, wooden floors (and furniture), walls (including drywall). No need to tear the old surface, obviously when it's stable enough. 

 

Is microcement durable in wet environment?

Microcement proves in damp conditions e.g. bathrooms, kitchens, swimming pool rooms.  

 

Microcement's price

The price is heavily dependant on for how many square meters the compund is being ordered. A customer with 80 square meters of retail space to finish will surely pay less per meter, than somebody willing to finish 20 m2 of living room.

Good news: no interior is too small with microcement. Contrary to industrial flooring, where we deal with machine trowels, for micro concrete floors we only need hand tools: a roller, a trowel. Desirable is however an experienced contractor, who will finish the floor or wall with reverence, even when the area is only of 3 square meters. 

 

Microcement colours

Bautech micro concrete colours. Numbers in top left corners, such as 0,25, denote pigment quantity.

 

 

Mikrocement w sklepie Levis

Microcement in Levi's store, more photos. Whether intense light or homogenous texture - the trowel traces are hardly visible as opposed to other projects pictured.

 

 

Microcement finished staircase

Loft's staircase finished with colorful micro concrete. More project's photos.

 

 

Micro concrete samples

Creativo® micro concrete samples at a fair.

 

 

Bautech stall, building fair

Bautech stand at a construction fair. More

 

 

Cafeteria microcement flooring

Microcement typically features some texture. The "pattern" tends to be shallow as the layer is only 2-3 mm thick. "Careless" trowelling visible is purposeful as the cafe is industrially styled. More photos.

 

 

Microcement wall, modern kitchen

Wall microcement layer may feature deeper texture. Here a modern kitchen. More photos. Furniture may be covered with micro concrete as well.

  

 

Podłoga mikrocement, salon meblowy

Creativo Baufloor® flooring at a furniture shop. Interested? Ask a question.

 

Technical details

pdf Creativo Baufloor® data sheet

 

Our export team is ready to help. Check markets we supply. Become our local distributor and earn on premium concrete flooring that is currently gaining on popularity in home and office applications. Check a range of our decorative systems.

 

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