faqFrequently asked questions

On what surfaces can the Microcement be applied?

Our Microcement can be applied on many surfaces such as concrete, cement, tiles, glass, plaster, drywall, metal, mortar, ceramic, wood, iron or terrazzo for example.

Can it also be applied in Kitchens and bathrooms?

Kitchen and especially bathrooms are probably our main "customers", alot of Decocement microcement has been used to refurbish tiled bathrooms, applying the microcement directly and therefore avoiding tearing out the tiles with the involved cost of labour, debris removal.

Is Microcement suitable for showerbases and bathtubs?

Decocement microcement is suitable for showerbases and cementicious bathtubs, we sell an Extreme-Shield sealer for this type of use. On horizontal surfaces we recommend our anti-slip sealer.

I have dampness in a wall or floor, can I solve this problem by applying a Microcement finish?

The dampness has to be treated before you apply the microcement basecoats and/or microcement colour coats especially when the microcement is sealed with non-breathing sealers.

How should I have a floor prepared for a Microcement finish?

The total build-up of a Decocement microcement application is 2-3mm on top of the existing surface. The surface to be covered has to be dry, cured and as smooth as possible. Radiant floor heating is no problem.

How do I have a new bathroom prepared for a Microcement finish?

We recommend you have it prepared with the suitable products available for wetrooms, all the cementicious surfaces should be rendered smooth as if they where going to be painted. Drywall needs no cementicious render.

What does a typical application of Microcement consist in?

On tiles or cementicious aereas for example, a bonding agent is to be applied to the cleaned and dry surface. Next a fibreglass mesh is rolled out and then covered with the Decocement microbase. 2 coats of Decocement microbase are typically applied. Next the pigmented Decocement microcement can be applied. Again 2 layers are applied in most cases. Finally the dry Microcement layers are sealed with a penetrating and a superficial sealer, protecting the Microcement.

How durable is the Microcement?

We have many clients that have applied our Microcement in public places like restaurants, shops, hotels, on floors and bathroomshotels We like to compare the Microcement to real wood floors. The Microcement is protected in a similar way in most cases, by sealing and covering it with Polyurethane sealers for example. Next day transit is possible, nevertheless the cement hardens and cures over time, the sealers in most cases reach 80% of their durability within aprox. 7-9 days. We also have a sealer that hardens within seconds.

How should the Microcement floors and walls be cleaned?

The microcement surfaces should be cleaned with a damp mop, use a neutral soap. We highly recommend maintenance of all surfaces coated with Microcement, especially floors. Microcement surfaces should be cared for in a similar way as a natural wooden surface. It is recommended not do drag heavy or sharp objects, and refrain from using abrasive products. Saturate a sponge or rag mop in water, then wring it almost dry so it feels only slightly damp to the touch. Damp-mop the floor.

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