What is Microcement? A Comprehensive Guide

In the world of interior design and architecture, finding innovative methods that align with your design values can lead to eureka moments where a unique opportunity has the potential to transform the impact of a project. Microcement finishes offer a cutting-edge solution redefining the possibilities of surface design. Look at its application in this Barcelona penthouse highlighted in Domus Magazine, and how the microcement floor reflects light softly to create a neutrally bright home with a smooth texture.

However, there are many more possibilities with microcement to create a customised surface. Also referred to as microcrete or microconcrete, microcement is a versatile material that provides a seamless blend of style and functionality, perfect for both residential and commercial spaces.

In this blog, we will guide you through the ins and outs of microcement, from its customisation options available with Revelare to its applications, maintenance and role in sustainability.

What is Microcement?

Microcement is a cement-based decorative finish that can be glued, baked or sprayed on top of a substrate, or baked into a substrate. Applied in thin layers, microcement creates a seamless surface reminiscent of polished concrete, 

Microcement’s hand application process, akin to plastering, requires scrupulous attention to detail. Our team of artisans meticulously prime and layer the surface, then sealing it for desired finishes ranging from matt to satin or gloss.Microcement can be applied to create an incredible range of textured looks from organic natural finishes to rock like surfaces, the range options is endless. 

The result is a surface with true sophistication, and unlike traditional concrete, microcement is a more affordable solution that does not require expansion joints or heavy equipment.

How Can Microcement Be Customised?

One of the most intriguing aspects of microcement is its ability to embrace a spectrum of colours, shades and textures. By incorporating pigments and texture into the mix, you can craft bespoke surfaces that reflect personal style and vision. From subtle neutrals to bold hues, and delicate dents to speckled flecks, microcement is a canvas of opportunity that offers unparalleled customisation and allows you to add authentic detail to your project.

Where Can Microcement Be Used?

Several material properties conspire to make microcement a highly versatile product that can create an impact in any setting. Its long-term resilience proves a worthy material for internal and external walls, floors, ceilings, countertops and wet rooms, while its waterproof nature makes it an ideal choice for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and swimming pool surrounds.

How are Microcement Surfaces Maintained?

Maintaining microcement surfaces requires little additional maintenance due to the hardwearing nature of the finish.

Clean using water and pH-neutral cleaners, and avoid abrasive products to keep its original texture. By employing proper care techniques, microcement surfaces retain their integrity and allure for years to come.

Is Microcement Sustainable?

Microcements can achieve a wealth of designs, and in an era marked by environmental consciousness, is a more sustainable alternative to traditional concrete to boot. Utilising smaller quantities of material, microcement offers the same aesthetic while minimising environmental impact.

Create an Individual Statement with Revelare

Revelare’s bespoke microcement finishes combine a uniquely minimalistic allure with customisation and sustainability. Microcement’s unique properties make it an extremely capable material for architects seeking to push the boundaries of design, and at Revelare, we understand the importance of collaboration to achieve a project’s full potential.

Our artisan team works closely from the initial conceptualisation stages to the unveiling, underpinning our expertise at every stage to achieve your vision. If you have any questions or ideas you would like to pitch, our team is ready to help. Contact our team today for more information, or request a sample for ideas on your bespoke build. Let Revelare help you add that extraordinary touch that turns ordinary spaces into remarkable statements.

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