Microcement stairs: perfect element for luxury rooms

September 15, 2021

Microcement stairs allow us to transport ourselves through different environments and designs. They are a small architecture within a space and the perfect option to break with the classic. The personality they convey goes beyond a simple architectural style. They connect rooms and create incomparable places.

This type of stairs are much more than a means to communicate the spaces of the house. They convey an elegant style with each step and enhance the decorative style of the home. Although we highly value having an elevator, who hasn't dreamed of having a spiral staircase or one with thin railings?.

At Luxury Concrete we are aware of the importance of microcement stairs in modern homes. Therefore, we present you with a proposal so that you can discover everything that this decorative coating brings to the stairs. Keep reading and take note!.

Why bet on microcement stairs?

Microcement stairs offer design, aesthetics, functionality, and versatility. It is an ideal decorative element for creating interior spaces with an intransferable style. But the advantages of microcement in stairs do not end here.

-The microcement stairs are resistant

If you are thinking of renovating the stairs, keep in mind that covering them with microcement means betting on a material resistant to abrasion, impacts and people's transit. It is a durable decorative coating that, in addition, does not crack over time.

Microcement staircase in a classic style house with wallpaper on the walls
Microcement staircase in a classic style house with wallpaper on the walls

The microcement coating on a staircase is a firm commitment to exquisite design and extreme resistance, which allows to keep the surface in a good condition. This material is made to be resistant to the sun's ultraviolet rays without suffering color changes.

-They offer a spectacular visual continuity

Create microcement stairs with continuous surfaces and unique finishes that are hard to achieve with any other material. As a decorative coating, it offers incredible visual continuity thanks to the absence of joints, which facilitates cleaning and maintenance. The feeling of spaciousness is unmatched, which translates into a high decoration environment.

-Microcement stairs with maximum adherence to the support

The microcement provides maximum adhesion to any type of support, a quality especially relevant in stairs, as it facilitates application and provides long-term security. This high adhesion capacity allows the coating not to disappear.

A microcement staircase is something very personal and it must be clear how the corners of the steps will be presented, which are the part of the staircase that is most exposed to scratches, bumps, chips, and abrasions. Whether they are rounded edges or more straight, microcement guarantees maximum adherence to the support due to the use of resins that generate greater flexibility.

-Achieve non-slip and safe surfaces

In addition to offering incomparable architectural beauty, microcement stairs are a guarantee of safety. The sealing of the surface allows for a continuous, non-slip, and waterproof coating to running water. In this way, we will have a staircase free of slips.

-Microcement stairs for indoors and outdoors

The design of microcement stairs is very important both indoors and outdoors, not only for decoration. They allow to overcome unevenness creating a continuous surface that promotes our comfort. In addition, it is a coating that neither contracts nor expands with temperature changes.

Before we decide to bet on the stairs ofmicrocement in exterior, we must first see in which area of the garden we want them to go. This decision will be decisive in determining the aesthetics we want to give to our outdoor spaces.

Microcement staircase in a spacious and bright living room
Microcement staircase in a spacious and bright living room

-Renew the stairs without construction or debris

The thin thickness of the microcement, barely 3 mm, makes it the best ally to coat stairs without the need to undergo construction or clouds of debris. That is, we can have a microcement staircase without having to remove the existing material, as it is a material that is applied directly on any support, except natural wood. A quick and luxurious renovation is achieved.

-Create stairs with a variety of colors

The walls are the best ally to achieve a luxurious room with high-value decorative finishes. Play with combining paintings, frames, and lamps, even bet on decorative coverings that enhance the decorative style of the house. If not, you can always combine paint, photographs, or paper. Taking the utmost care of the wall finishes is a statement of intent to create a luxurious room.

- Natural light: an ideal choice for luxury rooms

The tandem formed by stairs and microcement translates into a beauty hard to match with other materials. This coating allows a wide variety of colors that enables customization of any finish. Moreover, with the pigmentation system, custom colors can be obtained to create the staircase of our dreams. At Luxury Concrete, you can choose up to 30 colors to achieve the microcement staircase that best suits your style. You will even find metallic tones! A color range prepared to seduce you.

Why is coating stairs with microcement a good idea?

Once we understand the advantages that microcement stairs offer, it's time to think about how to stylishly decorate them. We know that this continuous decorative coating is perfect for achieving a unique touch, but its beauty can still be enhanced even more. Continue reading the article to find out and find the inspiration to bring each step to life.

1- Choose stylish finishes

The first step is to choose the microcement finish that best suits the style of the staircase. There are different textures (coarse, medium or fine) depending on the desired finish. The most common is the medium finish, although the rustic one is also a good choice for outdoors and to achieve a rustic style.

Microcement staircase with wooden railing on both sides
Escalera de microcemento con barandilla de madera a los dos lados

2-Brightness to enhance the space of the microcement stairs

Brightness is an essential factor to highlight the style and finishes of the microcement staircase. A good solution is to use lamps and place them in the center or on the sides of the staircase. Another way to enhance the space is to use spotlights and integrate them into the wall to achieve a more indirect and subtle lighting. Both options are equally valid, but choosing one or the other depends on the effect we want to achieve or how close there is a natural light point.

3-Mirrors to enhance the finishes of the microcement staircase

Mirrors are a beautiful and ideal decorative element for decorating microcement stairs. They are a perfect ally since stairs are often located in the darkest areas of the house. It's a good way to enhance brightness in any decorative style.

In addition, mirrors also allow us to play with our imagination. We can opt for several mirrors of different colors, sizes and shapes. If this choice does not convince us, we can always resort to a large mirror to place it in the center of the microcement staircase wall.

4-Bet on the railings

The railings completely transform the appearance of the microcement stairs. There are for all styles and decorative tastes. And they have a similarity with the microcement: it does not require major works for its installation. Glass railings provide an extra touch of elegance and light.

It should be noted that we may come across old railings with dark designs. With glass, they open up to the rest of the rooms and integrate perfectly with any decorative trend. If you prefer minimalism, to achieve a spectacular effect, combine the railing and the steps into a continuous whole with microcement.

5-Wall cladding

But the decorative option that immerses the home in an atmosphere of utmost elegance has a name and surname: the wall cladding.The microcement on the staircase and on the wall creates an atmosphere where the aesthetics of the finishes reach their maximum expression. The wall cladding is ideal for achieving a minimalist style that provides depth, luxury, and refined lines.

If the idea of having the same material on the wall and the staircase is not convincing, we can always resort to stone or wood for the walls. It's an excellent idea to create contrast. There is a wide variety of options to cover the staircase walls.