MICROCEMENT vs POLISHED CONCRETE – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Although concrete is a great product it also has its limitations. Polished concrete floors have been extremely popular over the years, they create an industrial and modern space which is extremely popular. Designers are moving more and more towards Microcement for numerous reasons outlined below…
The colour is dictated by the aggregates and dye used. This means the the colour can be quite unpredictable.
Cracking – polished concrete is very prone to hairline cracks. This chance is reduced massively with Microcement due to the resin content and the fibreglass mesh used.
Stains, concrete is porous and is also not waterproof until a sealer is applied. These sealers degrade with time meaning the risk of stains is increased considerably! Again, this is avoided with Microcement.
Concrete also does not cope well with large variations of temperature, especially frost! Microcement works far better in variations of temprature and is also ideal for use with under floor heating.
Microcement on the other hand is a thin 2-3mm, cement and resin coating that can be applied to almost any strong and stable surface. Microcement looks like concrete and is cement-based but it can be applied to existing walls, floors, plywood and even over tiles
Microcement is lightweight in comparison to Concrete and comes in a multitude of colours, we can even colour match to a Ral colour chart!. Microcement is ideal to re-vamp a tired and outdated space.