Microcement on tiles: the step by step of a successful renovation

1 December 2022

The microcementit is the best coating for renovating old bathroom and kitchen tiles. The main reason is that it has supreme adhesion on any type of surfaces, without the need to remove the support, in such a way that it allows a total transformation of the rooms in a quick, simple, clean and without construction.

Renovated retro style kitchen with microcement over tiles

A privilege that the rest of the market alternatives cannot boast. Its main attraction lies in the ease of inaugurating completely new spaces without raising a speck of dust.

Spaces that, in addition, are endowed with an aesthetic and visual richness capable of encompassing all gazes. A decoration that reaches the culmination of exquisiteness for the creation of the most outstanding spaces. Places that speak and shine by themselves, those that manage to embrace you.

Incalculable aesthetic beauty but, above all, the ease, cleanliness and speed as added values that most decorative coatings on the market do not offer. A transformation without works or generation of rubble, which ends the complex and tedious processes of reforms, to pave the way for a new concept in which the traditionally known reform is left behind. And this is, precisely, what has allowed the application of microcement on old tiles for surface renovation, to have skyrocketed its use especially on bathroom and kitchen surfaces.

The power to completely transform a room and do it in the most comfortable way. Because if it is one of the most demanded decorative solutions in these years both by individuals, as well as by professionals from construction and decoration companies, it is because it really makes things easier.

A process that reflects luxury, not only because of the quality of a superior category material, but because it ends with what we conventionally knew as works, becoming an antonym concept that is far from the licenses, rubble and complications with which we have always encountered.

Discover with Luxury Concrete® the advantages of using our luxury decorative coatings to renovate tiles and the essential tips for the application of microcement on tiles to be successful, inaugurating rooms imbued with a completely magical atmosphere.

The sublime advantages of using microcement over old tiles

We will start by talking about the pleasant feeling that comes with inaugurating completely new spaces. Renovated and updated places that are endowed with an atmosphere imbued with harmony.

Because transforming those rooms that have become obsolete or that have been affected by the passage of time to turn them into those places we had always dreamed of, is already pleasurable in itself. And it is even more so when this renovation is done comfortably and, practically, in the blink of an eye.

The speed, cleanliness and simplicity of applying microcement over old tiles to renovate them is its strong point. A competitive advantage linked to the creation of rooms dominated by continuity, which enhance their beauty, and make them more functional. A successful combination, as well as exquisite.

Beautiful bathroom with microcement over tiles on its walls

Affable installation

Its excellent adherence and great compatibility with all types of supports, allows the microcement on tiles to be applied directly on them, without the need to lift or remove them.

This application ends with the traditional works commonly known: without clearing rubble, without generating unpleasant waste and with the consequent saving of time and resources. Easy, clean and fast: the renovation dreamed of by everyone.

Imminent modernization

A transformation that completely changes the design of the rooms, turning them into more modern, more current and more attractive places. And this is possible thanks to the multitude of finishes that are achieved with the complete range of textures, varnishes and colors of microcement that we at Luxury Concrete® make available to the professional.

Anti-slip and waterproof character

Our microcements are luxury coatings of the latest generation. They allow their finishing layer to be coated with varnishes and sealers to turn surfaces into non-slip and waterproof. Products that we have designed with the aim of meeting these properties.

The application of microcement on tiles, makes the coated surfaces waterproof. An aspect of special importance in rooms that, like bathrooms, constantly suffer from the presence of environmental humidity. A more competent solution than the rest of the market options since, in addition to preserving the beauty and exquisiteness of continuous surfaces, it also presents great resistance and impermeability. And for this, not just any coating will do.

Thesevarnishes and sealers from Luxury Concrete® includes a range of specific products for sealing bathroom or kitchen tiles. Varnishes of superior quality prepared to perfectly withstand exposure to ambient humidity and non-stagnant running water.

Although some of our microcements naturally have a non-slip finish due to their different granulometry and texture plays, this product line also allows to reinforce this property. In this way, much more secure and stable surfaces are guaranteed to enjoy them with the safety and tranquility that slips and falls on them will be noticeably reduced.

Microcement over tiles for bathrooms and kitchens with luxury properties

It is the ideal continuous decorative coating for the transformation of bathrooms and kitchens due to the advantages described above. Some properties of microcement on tiles to which must be added, in addition, its ease in terms of maintenance and cleaning and the innate ability to create new and completely renovated spaces that stand out for the incalculable value of their aesthetics.

Greater brightness

The appeal of microcement that allows the creation of pure and subtle lines aimed at creating brighter spaces in which tradition and modernity merge. Brightness that, in turn, is accompanied by a spatial sensation of greater amplitude and, therefore, greater comfort and beauty. Microcement on bathroom and kitchen tiles for a potential increase, in general, of comfort and harmony on their surfaces.

Unlimited elegance

The microcement on bathroom and kitchen tiles provides balance and elegance in equal parts. The innovative rooms you've always dreamed of, achieved thanks to the creation of continuity on the surfaces. A smooth appearance that results in clear spaces, those that enhance the beauty and elegance of them to infinity.

Extra care and safety

Two of the most important aspects in, also two of the rooms that form part of the heart of a home. And the fact is that there are few things as pleasurable as enjoying your favorite spaces with the tranquility and security that they are protected against a large number of everyday factors. And that you also feel protected being in it. Calm and comfort that permeate each of its surfaces thanks to the use of microcement on old tiles.

Cleaning and maintenance more than simple

A cleaning to carry out on a daily basis and optimally through a simple mixture of water and neutral pH soap. A maintenance that requires occasional care with Luxury Concrete® products that ensure the regeneration of the protective layer of microcement, maintaining the intensity of its shine and its properties intact for much longer.

The process of applying microcement on tiles, in detail

The success of a job well done lies in the essential fact of having the expert hands of a professional and qualified applicator to ensure a good job. And it is that, the problems that may appear are easily avoidable since, often, they turn out to be only the consequence of small mistakes during the application of microcement on tiles.

At Luxury Concrete® we detail what the 8 steps are basic to follow in the renovation of tiles with microcement to achieve the purest and absolute success throughout the process. Take note and start the journey towards the most exclusive and exquisite renovations of any room.

Loft with floor and wall covered with microcement over tiles

1. Evaluate the condition of the tiles beforehand

To ensure a completely successful application, the first basic and essential step to carry out is to check if the support has any kind of imperfection. If this is the case, it will be necessary to repair the substrate before the placement of microcement. Here lies the importance of having a professional capable of locating these defects.

2. Always essential and prior cleaning

It is really important to carry out a thorough cleaning of the tiles to remove any possible grease and dust residues, checking afterwards their drying.

3. Fill the tile joints with microcement

After cleaning, it will be necessary to fill the natural joints of the tiles to ensure the stability of the support and prevent the formation of unevenness that slightly mark the joints.

4. Prime the tiles

With the joints filled and the surface stabilized, the next step is the application of the primer that will be the adhesion bridge between the support and the microcement. At Luxury Concrete® we have designed our Primacete® range, a line ofprimers de elevada calidad que funcionan como promotores para la tital y absoluta adherencia del microcemento sobre azulejos.

5. Place fiberglass mesh + first layer of base microcement

After allowing the appropriate drying hours according to the chosen primer, a fiberglass mesh will be placed on the first layer of the microcement base on tiles. In this way, we will protect the coating and prevent the appearance of cracks and crevices.

Right after, the first layer of our unpigmented base microcement will be applied over the tiles. It is necessary to ensure that they are well covered and without irregularities. Subsequently, the support will be sanded.

6. Apply second layer of microcement base on tiles

Pigmented with the chosen shade that will imbue the coated surfaces with color. Then, sand again.

7. Apply two finishing layers of microcement

Depending on the finishes, tastes and preferences that are sought with the application of microcement on tiles, you can make various combinations and personalized that imbue rooms with character and exquisiteness. Then, sand.

8. Seal and protect the microcement on tiles

This is one of the most important steps, as protecting the coating will ensure its correct condition over the passage of time, it will maintain its shine and intensity and will keep all its properties intact. For this, the application of two layers of Luxury Concrete® products designed to seal and fully and guaranteed protect the microcement on tiles will be necessary.

3 infallible tips to achieve the exquisiteness of microcement on tiles

Achieving luxury results, characterized by distinction and exquisiteness, is not difficult by putting the project in the hands of a qualified professional in the field. Achieving success is simple, but it is important at the same time, not to make easily avoidable mistakes both beforehand and during the application of microcement on tiles.

Take note of these recommendations and transform the surfaces of bathrooms and kitchens by opening the doors to a world of options and properties full of designs with which to achieve a high decorative value in prominent rooms is more within your reach than ever.

Microcement on old tiles on a kitchen wall

1. Follow the instructions and drying times

It is essential to follow precisely the instructions and drying times indicated in the technical sheets of each of the products. Otherwise, moisture will be trapped causing the tile joints to be marked. This is one of the most common mistakes when applying microcement over tiles, but also one of the easiest to avoid.

2. Allow to dry for 24h prior to the second coat of microcement on tiles

Although it is not mandatory, it is an optimal way for the professional to ensure a reduction in the chances of the joints being marked due to a failure in the application of microcement over tiles.

3. Prime the tiles before the second coat of microcement

And that, in addition, 24 hours after having applied the first layer, the microcement is primed again.

A recommendation especially aimed at the most expert applicators that will respond as a guarantee of success to equalize the absorption level of the next layers of microcement on tiles. This equality will reflect a noticeable reduction of the visual marks caused by the joints that have different absorption foci.