What is microcement?
Learn everything about this coating

Microcement is the decorative coating that has been designed to personalize all types of surfaces with luxury finishes. It provides a continuous surface that exudes distinction and sophistication in any space of the dwelling. The absence of joints maximizes the amplitude of the space and facilitates the maintenance of the coating. With this material, each surface is unique. Cover floors and walls to create an exclusive decorative style. Its resistance to high temperatures, abrasion and wear caused by the passage of time make it the ideal coating for both indoor and outdoor surfaces. Also, it does not crack or split.

What is microcement composed of?

Microcement is formulated with cement, resins, aggregates, additives and pigments. From the mixture of these elements, a uniform paste of just 3 millimeters is obtained, ideal for coating walls, floors and ceilings. The result of applying this coating translates into the creation of a beautiful, consistent, joint-less surface that does not fissure. As a decorative coating, it is a lightweight material that does not require heavy equipment for its application. The necessary materials are transported more comfortably, compared to other decorative materials.

Advantages of Microcement: A Supreme Quality Material

If the advantages described so far give an insight of what microcement is capable of, there are still more virtues to discover. This exclusive coating combines aesthetics and functionality.

Synonymous with quality of life

With microcement, worries about cleaning and maintaining spaces disappear. Thanks to its high technology and its "Easy to clean" property, the hygiene of walls and floors becomes child's play. The absence of joints facilitates the care of the coating, allowing it to be applied even in shower trays to achieve non-slip and antibacterial surfaces. It's a coating that's easy to clean and maintain.

High decorative value finishes

It is very attractive for designers and decorators, as this decorative coating provides a perfect material to achieve high decorative value finishes. It offers limitless aesthetic possibilities. Beauty and luxury combine to create unique coatings. The variety of effects and textures enhance the decoration of any space.

Exquisite finishes without the need for renovations

Renovation and decoration of spaces with microcement translates into a 3 mm thick coating, which allows to create luxurious atmospheres without having to carry out construction work or produce rubble. This commitment to luxury without rubble leads to distinguished environments.

Exclusive and personalized results

Unleash your imagination to enjoy a decorative coating ideal for achieving exclusive and personalized finishes. Its so crafty application leads to a different result in each space, fully adapting to the most demanding tastes and allowing decorative intentions to be expressed on any surface. With Luxury Concrete you can create rooms tailor-made to your likeness, hence, making your dream spaces come to reality.

Great adherence to all types of supports

As if all this were not enough, the composition and millimeter thickness of the microcement allows it to be applied over other surfaces that we want to cover, such as ceramics, marble, concrete, cement, plaster, tiles, stoneware or terrazzo. This way, difficult tasks of debris removal and long, tedious works are avoided. A material compatible with all types of supports, except wood.

Cover floors, walls, ceilings and swimming pools

No space resists microcement, which allows redecorating floors, ceilings, and walls with a continuous, unmatched and resistant surface. It's a material designed to cover indoor and outdoor spaces with the utmost elegance.

Creates aesthetic beauty resistant to bumps and scratches

Microcement is a perfect decorative coating to create surfaces of unparalleled beauty for an infinite time. This is possible thanks to the resistance to bumps and scratches that this coating shows. Another of its great features is that our products also do not crack, demonstrating their great quality and high durability that cannot be questioned and that allows enjoying that feeling of continuity that it provides for longer.

Provides non-slip finishes

The rougher texture finishes that microcement offers result in anti-slip surfaces. The combination of aesthetics, luxury, and safety makes microcement the ideal option for covering bathrooms or floors near swimming pools.

Variety of colors

One of the most important features is the ability to mix microcement with color pigments. This feature allows you to do two things simultaneously: coat and color the surface. Thanks to the variety of shades it admits, it is a material that guarantees unparalleled beauty.

Ally of decorative styles

Microcement is a perfect ally for any decorative style. Continuity and elegance is the best argument to opt for this coating in minimalist, rustic, Nordic, industrial, vintage, or classic environments.

Types of Luxury Concrete® Microcement to create invaluable spaces

The choice of microcement is not trivial. Each place has characteristics that define it, has needs to cover and is exposed to the conditions of the space. It's not just about focusing on achieving a stunning aesthetics that captures all eyes. It is essential to get it right with a fully guaranteed material that adapts to every situation.

An indoor space is not subject to the external weather factors, nor is a room like the living room subject to environmental humidity and water like the bathroom and kitchen to a lesser degree. Similarly, to cover the area around a pool it's fundamental to ensure a non-slip finish.

That's why, at Luxury Concrete®, we have developed specific microcement systems according to surface and space. So you always get your decision right.

Bicomponent microcement

It is a coating composed of cement and resin. It offers high adhesion and a variety of textures to achieve unique finishes in any room. Our range of bicomponents consists of one for preparation (Concrete Base) and three for finishing to achieve luxury finishes on walls (Concrete Wall), on floors (Concrete Floor), stones (Concrete Stone) and in pools (Concrete Pool).

Ready to use Microcement

It is the paste that offers a faster application. It is ideal for making simple renovations in record time. This collection includes products with different grain sizes that provide distinct finishes depending on the arrangement, vertical or horizontal, of the surface. For fine-grain walls Easycret Thin and coarse-grain Easycret Basic. Meanwhile, for continuous and homogeneous finishes on floors Easycret Medium, and for floors with rockier finishes, Easycret Extra.

Monocomponent microcement

This is the microcement that contains the resin in powder form and only needs to be mixed with water. It is the product designed to facilitate storage and preparation. Our series of monocomponent microcements is composed of the Monocrete Base preparation coating, the Monocrete Wall finish coating for walls, and the Monocrete Floor finish coating for floors.

Epoxy microcement

The microcement that combines aggregates and epoxy resin to offer an impeccable aesthetic finish and superior performance in demanding interior spaces. Concrete Pox is the ideal solution for covering walls and floors of factories, warehouses, commercial buildings, offices, restaurants, and bathrooms. More resistant to abrasion, high traffic, and water. Concrete Pox Extra, Concrete Pox Basic, Concrete Pox Medium and Concrete Pox Thin are the four available grain sizes.

Lime-based microcement

Being two-component and lime-based, Limecrete has everything one aspires for when decorating a space. It has a more sustainable composition for the planet, a handmade finish that allows to play with aesthetics to unexpected levels, and greater hardness to create crack-free surfaces. Tradition and future go hand in hand in its four high-decoration granulometries: Limecrete Extra, Limecrete Basic, Limecrete Medium and Limecrete Thin.

Where to apply microcement?

Any space can be the perfect place to show personality and status. Luxury microcement covering is the dream material to create privileged corners and convey the essence of homes or commercial premises, taking care of all details to the fullest and uniting different surfaces with the same material.

Its versatility as a decorative coating exponentially expands design possibilities. Beyond square footage, any place where luxury can be felt meets three premises: good distribution, quality finishes, and brightness. Microcement is the common nexus of the three and lays the foundation for creating stylish spaces, be it on the floor, walls, kitchen, bathroom, or outdoors, where there are no visual limits.

Microcement Floors

Using microcement on floors is one of the most common applications due to its high resistance to foot traffic. Coating the floor in this way creates an easily cleanable surface, since lack of joints prevents dirt from getting stuck in hard-to-reach areas.

As a luxury decorative coating, it can be applied in indoor and outdoor environments on any type of surface, except parquet, which contracts and expands, which could cause cracks. It is the best ally to enhance the brightness of any room.

Microcement on Walls

Choosing this coating for vertical surfaces means opting for a silky finish that enhances the decorative style. It's the highest expression of beauty that can be achieved with microcement. This coating provides greater durability, elasticity and resistance to the vertical structures on which it is placed, and achieves finishes of high aesthetic value without removing the existing surface. Pure elegance on a non-walkable surface.

With the application of the sealing varnish, the final finish is beautified and a coating is obtained that is waterproof to running water. It is the perfect solution to apply it in wet spaces. The cement finish on the walls gives even more breadth to each room and conveys exquisite elegance.

Microcement in kitchens

Microcement in kitchens transforms and coats this part of the house so exposed to wear without the need to remove the old tiles. Its extraordinary adherence to all types of supports and its high resistance make it the best cover letter to renovate the kitchen with this decorative luxury coating. It's a material made stain-proof.

Kitchens in which this material has been used to coat the floor or the wall are resistant to the impact of everyday objects. They conquer the light and convey a feeling of spaciousness superior to that offered by any other coating. It combines perfectly with metallic or stone finishes.

Microcement bathrooms

Microcement bathrooms have conquered interiors and have become a source of inspiration. It's time to coat walls, floor, sink, shower, or tub with the same material. The sealing varnish completes a dream application to achieve a bathroom that is moisture-resistant. It's the ideal decorative coating to achieve a non-slip finish, a very important functionality in a room where falls due to slips are frequent

The icing on the renovated bathroom with this coating comes with colors. If gray seems a cold tone, you can always choose a shiny finish or in white to get a greater sense of warmth. The options for this material are numerous and making a bathroom with its own style is one of them. Custom bathroom designs.

Microcement pools

Microcement pools are one of the latest trends in the decorative use of this coating. Renovating or creating a pool from scratch is quite a challenge that requires quality materials if you want to achieve unique finishes. The resistance to impacts and scratches is guaranteed. It offers continuity in the design and a total integration with the environment that surrounds the pool.

Microcement in the pool does not expand or contract with temperature changes. Its application allows a complete transformation of the pool with just a few millimeters of thickness. Create a dream pool to immerse yourself in elegance and luxury.

Microcement stairs

There are places we wish to always pass by. And microcement stairs is one of them. They offer incredible views and allow you to breathe exclusivity with every step. They create unique finishes with an unparalleled sense of spaciousness to achieve a high decoration ambiance.

Stairs modernized with this material allow us to be transported to different settings. Their chromatic possibilities are endless. They are an architecture within the home itself and the ideal option to break away from the most classic decoration. They amplify any decorative style to create an incomparable and full of beauty place. Connect different floors with a handcrafted design.

Microcement in exterior

Is there anything more inviting to rest than a corner made to your measure? Places like terraces are perfect scenarios to enhance the microcement in exterior. Its excellent durability and its decorative finishes create unique spaces to relax.

The landscapes, the environment, and the natural colors that surround the microcement in exteriors make it incomparable. If to this we add the elegance that a good choice of colors brings, it has no comparison with other decorative coverings.

We always like outdoor spaces, regardless of the time of year. And even more so if it is a spacious terrace, surrounded by a garden and with an impeccable continuous surface.

How is microcement applied?

Exclusivity is a property that makes something unique and singular, totally different from the rest. Microcement coatings are partly so because of their artisanal application. An installation that cannot be delegated to just anyone, but only to experts on the subject who control this art from a to z.

Trusting only experts to refurbish a home or business is the only way to successful and guaranteed results, thus meeting the expectations of the most demanding customers.

As for the process of applying microcement itself, reserved only for expert labor, it is worth noting that the method may vary depending on the microcement system. But also by the special treatment that may be needed by the support on which the material is to be placed. Such as those that have previous moisture problems by capillarity.

Even so, and as a summary, we present below in a general way how to apply microcement in six quick and simple steps.

  1. Support cleaning: Preparing the support is essential and it is essential to ensure that it is free of dust, humidity and grease. The support base must be consolidated and in perfect conditions of planimetry.
  2. Application of primer or bonding bridge and placement of a fiberglass mesh: The primer facilitates the adhesion of the base microcement with the surface.
  3. Base or preparation microcement: Two coats of base microcement will be applied which offers a coarser grain. It provides high mechanical strength and strong adhesion on any type of support.
  4. Final microcement: Two coats of finishing microcement, whose texture will depend on the desired finish, will be applied to the surface. Different aesthetic effects can also be achieved depending on the movements of the trowel.
  5. Once the surface is dry and, after 24-48 hours since the application of the second coat of finishing microcement, the surface will be sanded.
  6. Application of sealing varnish: It is advisable to apply two coats of the chosen sealing varnish to protect the support.

Microcement colors: Luxury Concrete® range for any decorative style

When we think of microcement, most associate this decorative coating with the color gray. But the truth is that it admits a wide variety of colors, textures and finishes. Its pigmentation system allows for custom colors. The colors of Luxury Concrete cover the luminous and minimalist tones of the light shades, the more intimate atmospheres of the warm pigments and the daring of the liveliest chromatisms.
A chromatic range that adapts to any environment and decorative style.

Basic Collection

The Basic range is characterized by its luminous and elegant colors that give prominence to the furniture and decoration. The predominant colors are whites and creams that project a feeling of cleanliness, peace and serenity.

Warm Collection

Warm pigments where ochres, mustard, terracotta and clay tones predominate, designed to create feelings of contemplation and reflection. This range is ideal for creating contrast effects with cool tones, be they white, gray or cream, to avoid reducing the influx of natural light and obtain a striking and intense stay.

Nordic Collection

Colors that emerged from the cold. Clear tones in which the eagerness to try to catch the luminosity and enhance it by all means predominates. Our Nordic range includes both tones of a delicate and fragile beauty like Linen to others more pastel like Siena or Ginger that act reflecting the natural light and visually increasing it. These colors of our microcements are perfect for combining with wooden furniture or beams and green or yellow textiles.

Live Collection

The audacity and joie de vivre are reflected in our Live color range. They are created to fill our rooms with strength and let us be imbued by the vital energy that our decorative coatings exude. Also, Live colors are evocative colors that can vividly bring back memories, from a paradisiacal holidays in the Seychelles to a alpine walk in Piedmont, these pigments bring back the romanticism of our most special moments.

Is microcement waterproof? Indeed

At Luxury Concrete® we know that there are certain elements that can threaten people's quality of life. That's why we manufacture products that can be definitive when creating spaces where well-being is breathed.

Thus, our micro-cements originally resist running water and its derivatives, such as humidity. This makes it the best option for cladding areas such as kitchens or bathrooms where temperature variations and contact with water can be permanent.

Even so, that resistance can be greatly increased by applying our Primacrete Finish varnish, which creates a protective film that helps in the conservation and maintenance of these areas in great condition making them waterproof.

Is microcement slip-resistant? Affirmative

In the pursuit of excellence Luxury Concrete® does not stop innovating to improve our products. Hence, we add one more feature to the list of qualities of our micro-cements: it is slip-resistant.

Therefore, among our range of systems we find some like the Concrete Stone, which are naturally slip-resistant. Besides, we create varnishes with which any microcement support can become so.

Because we know that if a place is safe, it's more beautiful and that increases the desire to enjoy it. Thanks to this property, kitchens, bathrooms, pools, increase their anti-slip features with a roughness in their finishes never seen before, which helps to minimize the number of potential slips.

Impressive chalet with microcement flooring

What is the durability of microcement?

Microcement has high durability and, with proper maintenance, the decorative coating withstands the passage of time without signs of deterioration. To carry it out properly, frequent cleaning with a neutral detergent is enough. With the use of Luxury Concrete® maintenance waxes, the surface maintains its original appearance with a shiny finish and increases its durability and long-term resistance.

Where to buy microcement?

A microcement coating is luxury, style, elegance, and exclusivity. Whoever buys microcement aims to create luxurious environments, seeks to feel unique and special. One of Luxury Concrete's objectives is to bring closer the material that has conquered the heart of designers, interior designers, and architects. It has become the perfect coating to create continuous, high-performance, flexible surfaces with durable finishes on any type of support. If you are looking to buy microcement, we can help you through our online store. We have a extensive catalog of products designed for the professional applicator who wants to offer the best products. At Luxury Concrete, we care about the sustainability of the planet. Therefore, we are a manufacturing company in which respect for the environment is part of our philosophy. We manufacture, distribute and design products that have a reduced ecological footprint and whose impact on nature is much less than with other materials. As we understand, quality and sustainability are two concepts that must always go hand in hand.

Tips for cleaning and caring for microcement

Microcement surfaces are a key piece in the decoration of any space. Therefore, at Luxury Concrete® we understand the importance of keeping coated surfaces always in the best conditions.

Thus, in addition to having a range of continuous coatings with exceptional resistance qualities that are very easy to clean, simply with water and soap. Although we have a line of specialized products to get the most technical and aesthetic performance from our coverings, and thus give them a professional and more in-depth cleaning.

To keep it in good condition, basic care is enough, but if you want to preserve the texture and shine, our Concrete CLEAN and Concrete PRO CLEAN cleaners remove dirt ensuring professional results. Speaking of care, our protective waxes Concrete WAX and Concrete PRO WAX increase the coating resistance and keep it as good as the first day.

Duplex with microcement pavement

Can microcement be applied to heated floors? Yes, it's possible

At Luxury Concrete® we understand luxury as a way of life, one that allows you to enjoy all the comforts of your home. That's why we design microcement that is compatible with heated floors (except Concrete Pox).

In addition to the best material, we also have the best team of professional installers required for the application of this material on this type of floors with integrated heating system, due to the complications that may arise during its application and start-up.

What is the price per square meter of microcement?

All the elegance and distinction that Luxury Concrete® brings to any space does not influence its price. To determine the cost of microcement per square meter, different external aspects such as how many meters you want to cover in total, how many professional installers are needed to carry it out, what state the area to be covered is in and whether repair is needed, etc. These variables are the ones that will determine the total price of an application with Luxury Concrete® in which luxury finishes are guaranteed.

Liquid microcement or porcelain: which is better?

Like microcement, liquid porcelain is also a material that is in high demand because of its qualities, excellent finish, and its price. But which is better? The answer is simple: it depends on the finish you are looking for, the surface to renovate, and the execution process.

If we focus on the surface, while microcement can be applied on walls and floors and even furniture, liquid porcelain is only advisable due to its viscosity on floors and other horizontal surfaces. As for the finish, there are also notable differences. The former is smooth and uniform and can vary between matte and satin. The latter, with a much brighter and transparent appearance, can incorporate 3D elements and create very powerful visual effects.

Visible differences also in the application process. The liquid porcelain is exclusive to interiors, as the epoxy resin it contains can turn yellow outdoors. It also requires the application of a self-leveling coating. The microcement, on the other hand, can be placed outdoors, and in fact it is often used on facades, terrace floors, pools, etc. We finish with the price. The cost of a liquid porcelain coating is much higher than that of microcement.

Penthouse with microcement in kitchen floor

What is polished microcement?

Polished microcement as such does not exist. The correct term is polished cement. Two terms that are often confused. Polished cement, which is also called polished concrete, is not a coating, but a decorative finish. Applicable only for interior flooring, it is characteristic for its luminous and shiny appearance as a result of the use of a rotary polisher that polishes the surface. It also requires expansion joints.

And the smoothed microcement? What is it?

Smoothed microcement is another way of calling microcement. A material that incorporates the most advanced technology to replace the cement finish in a faster and cheaper way.

A pigmented coating formed by the mixture of cement powder, polymers, quartz and resins. From the sum of its layers, a thickness between 2 and 3 millimeters is created. It is placed without removing or altering the existing coating and without joints.

Which microcement to choose?

There are no better or worse microcements. There are just types of microcement more suitable than others depending on the use and field of application. Trust in an expert and let yourself be advised to avoid problems in the future.

Should we use a mesh to apply the microcement?

As a general rule, specialists recommend using a mesh when applying microcement, especially in the case of floors. Although there are also cases of walls, such as tile ones, where it is also very convenient to use the mesh. The reason? For greater stability of the new support and to avoid tensions that could cause the appearance of cracks.

However, this is not a mathematical rule, there are exceptions. There are some microcements for which the use of the mesh is not strictly mandatory. This is the case for example of our ready-to-use microcement Easycret, the pool one Concrete Pool or the epoxy Concrete Pox. Always consult your expert.

Can microcement be applied outdoors?

Of course. Microcement resists UV rays, rain, high traffic, and abrasion. Concrete Stone is our leading system for outdoors.

Living room with beige microcement walls

Can microcement be applied on a parquet floor?

We recommend removing the parquet deck just like the wood because these are materials whose plates can undergo dilatations and movements that would cause cracks in the microcement.

Most common issues with microcement

  • Not respecting the ambient and support temperature: excesses are never good, and applying microcement is no exception. At too low temperatures, the coating may take a long time to reach the expected hardness and mechanical strength. And at too high temperatures, the opposite happens.
  • Not respecting the application process: methods are there for a reason: to be followed. If drying times are not respected, the primer used is not the right one, the support is not properly sealed and even not repaired if it has defects prior to the microcement application... problems will arise.
  • You get what you pay for: microcement does not crack or fissure unless a low-quality product is used, the joints are not filled if it is applied for example on concrete, or the base is in bad condition and not corrected.