Microcement is the new material of choice for designers, and it is popping up in retail stores, trendy restaurants, offices and homes everywhere.
It originated in France and became very popular under the nane “Beton Cire”, which translates to ‘Waxed Concrete’.
How does Microcement differ from the traditional polished concrete?
The traditional polished concrete is a concrete mortar which has a coloured overlay with hardeners.
This type of floor is not always adapted for modern buildings and rarely suitable for renovation as it’s thickness is around 4 centimetres.
The mottled aspect of the polished concrete has been very well imitated by microcement, which is only a few millimetres thick.
What are the benefits?
Microcement offers a wide range of decorative possibilities as it as it can be applied over most existing surfaces such as wood, tiles, plaster and metal, and is available in a variety of colours and textures to suit your design.
Furthermore, Microcment is extremely durable, and easy to clean and maintain. It’s waterproof properties and resistance to scratches and chemicals make it the ideal material to be applied in kitchens and bathrooms etc.
Missiato Design & Build are skilled in Microcement, thanks to some excellent training and mentoring from Koubi Design. We continue to work in partnership with Koubi Design, who are the sole distributor for the UK of AD LUCEM, French manufacturer of microcement.