If you have made your concrete using our Worktop Premix, then the Smoothing Paste is perfect for filling in any small holes or imperfections. If you have used microcement then a small amount of the microcement can be used to repair any holes or imperfections. Take a look at our Repair Guide in our Video … Continue reading What do I do if there are holes on my concrete project?
The premix kit is effectively traditional concrete but enhanced for use as a worktop and as furniture etc. It is suited to the prefabrication method wherby the concrete premix is poured into moulds. Microcement is a 3-5mm skin of concrete that is applied over a substrate. The substrate can be timber, cement board, concrete, plasterboard … Continue reading Where Can I Use Your Microcement and Premix Kit?
When going over underfloor heating, the substrate onto which the microcement is laid needs to be dry. The moisture content in the floor should be no more than 4-5%. Ideally, the underfloor heating should have been operational for at least 2 weeks AFTER the full cure of the substrate below. The underfloor heating should be … Continue reading Can I use Microcement Over an Electric Underfloor Heating System?
First of all, research. We have plenty of videos on microcement application showing all the tools and materials you need. If you are going to do this project then you need to know what you’re doing right? Link to Our YouTube Series on Microcement So once you’ve watched all the videos and you know what … Continue reading I am interested in doing my first microcement project. What do I need?
Microcement is an extremely robust product. That said it is only as robust as the sub-base. The sub-base needs to be structurally sound so that there is NO movement in it. Any movement will mean an increased risk of cracking to the microcement. In terms of minimum thickness, this isn't really the issue. A sheet … Continue reading I want to use 18mm moisture resistant MDF as a sub-base for my microcement project. Is this ok or is it too thin?
Essentially any joint need to be solid. So the piece of wood/MDF etc that is forming the splashback needs to be bonded REALLY well to both the wall and worktop. Using glue and using screws is the best way to achieve this. Please refer to the microcement instructions for application.
A pH-neutral cleaner is best for decorative concrete flooring. Avoid harsh cleaning products such as ammonia, citrus, bleach, vinegar or pine cleaners because they can react with the concrete and etch the surface. For daily cleaning, it is enough to use water and a mild detergent with a pH above 6. In order to be … Continue reading How do I clean my microcement floor?
Yes it can be used in bathrooms and wet areas however we recommend you seek our advice or better still training before undertaking such projects.
Yes our Microcement is waterproof provided it is complimented with a sealer. It obtains further protection using our penetrative sealer. Regular waxing of the microcement also provides extra protection and water-resistance.
Yes it is. However the substrate must also be suitable. So if you have a solid base (such as a concrete screed) then the microcement will go straight over the top. If the substrate is a timber floor then it will need to be prepared first. We recommend Hardie Backer but there are other similar … Continue reading Is the Microcement Polished Concrete suitable for bathroom/ensuite?