What is microcement?
Microcement is a decorative cement coating, between 1 and 3 mm thick, offering varied colours and finishes. Highly flexible and resistant, it is suitable for covering all kinds of surfaces.
What is microcement used for?
Microcement has many different uses. It can be applied as a coating over floors, walls, staircases, ceilings, furniture and architectural elements. It can also be applied to enhance the finish of exposed concrete.
How is microcement applied?
Microcement is applied in multiple layers. The number of layers needed depends on the existing support. Between all layers, we apply sealants, fillers, lacquers and primers.
Is it true that every microcement application is unrepeatable?
Yes, the artistic nature of the application makes each work unique and unrepeatable. Is microcement a high-traffic floor?
Is microcement a high-traffic floor?
Yes, microcement is suitable for high-traffic surfaces.
Can microcement be used as an outdoor coating?
Yes, microcement is a finish for both indoor and outdoor surfaces. It is UV resistant.
Can microcement be applied on ceramics, porcelain tiles or marbles?
Yes, microcement can be applied on any solid surface. It is ideal for refurbishments without construction works and enables the creation of a unique and innovative finish in just a few days and without demolitions.
Can microcement be applied on plasterboards, wood plates or concrete slabs?
Yes, microcement can be applied to any solid surface.
Can microcement be applied on radiant floors?
Yes, microcement is ideal for radiant floors, as it is very thin, and heat is transferred directly.
Does microcement need joints?
No, microcement needs no joints. It is a continuous floor. However, if you wish, we can create joints.
Does microcement crack?
No, microcement does not crack.
Does microcement stain?
No, microcement does not stain if it has the appropriate protection and maintenance. At Livello, we apply acrylic and polyurethane sealants, lacquers and waxes to protect your microcement. A correct maintenance is also very important.
Can a microcement floor be made in a plain colour, without shades?
No, it is not possible. As it is a cement coating, it has shades.
Can furniture be covered with microcement?
Yes, you can cover all kinds of furniture and architectural elements with microcement.
Is it possible to apply microcement of different colours on the same surface?
Yes, it is possible to apply different colours on the same surface, and to mix colours to create a new, fully customized tone.
Is the microcement manufactured by third parties?
No, at Livello we manufacture, commercialise and install most of our products.
Can I buy microcement and apply it myself?
Yes, you can contact our office to only buy the material. However, in this case, Livello will not be responsible for any incorrect application of the microcement.
Can microcement be applied in areas with humidity, such as bathrooms or kitchens?
Yes, microcement is a totally waterproof coating, which makes it suitable for bathrooms and kitchens, as well as kitchen worktops, shower cubicles, baths, etc. However, if the area already has humidity, it should be treated before applying the microcement.
Is microcement an anti-slip coating?
According to tests made under European standards, microcement is Class 2. If you want an inlayer anti-slip microcement floor, we can make a special finish, that raises microcement to Class 3. However, Class 2 microcement is used on shower and bath floors without slipping problems.
How should a floor with microcement be cleaned?
Cleaning a floor with microcement is very easy: using a damp cloth with neutral soap and water. The frequency will depend on usage, the same as with any other floor.
When can the floor be used after the application of microcement?
It is recommended that the first 2 days the applied floor is trodden on as little as possible. Avoid blows, dragging furniture and spilling liquids.
Its quick application is one of the most important advantages of microcement. However, we must bear in mind that it is a material that goes through its drying process in situ, and it needs 4 weeks to be completely dry. It is therefore during the first month when we must take special care not to damage it. Beware of factors such as humidity, as they can affect the drying process.