The advantages of microconcrete to cover stairs

More and more interior designers recommend the microconcrete to cover almost any surface of our house with a solution that provides both high strength, versatility and a finish capable of leaving anyone completely amazed.

From floors to walls, through swimming pools, countertops and all kinds of furniture, the microcement is a coating capable of offering endless advantages. Today, it is the turn of the microconcrete as coating for stairs.

Decorative advantages of microcement stairs

The characteristics of the microcement allow its application both indoors and outdoors, and one of the most important reasons why it is an ideal option for stairs is because its application can be done without major difficulties in corners, something relatively complicated to achieve with other coatings such as tiles.

In addition, there are almost unlimited possibilities in terms of finishes that can be applied to any type of surface. So regardless of the style of decoration that prevails in your home, with microconcrete you can adapt the surface of your stairs to the image you had in mind without any problem. Matte, bright colours and even three-dimensional textures that emulate stone or wood surfaces are available in Topcret. Take a look at our solutions at our website if you would like to know more.

This material also offers a whole series of advantages that make it the most recommended option to cover your stairs:

– Great adhesion.

– Continuous pavement, without joints.

– Resistant to wear and abrasion.

– No need to work or remove the previous coating.

– High durability.

– Great flexibility and versatility.

– Thin thickness.

– Impermeability.

– High customization capacity.

All these advantages have made the microcement a predominant option in interior decoration throughout the last years. And considering that it is specially designed to offer the best resistance and durability in high traffic areas such as the stairs of any home, it is no surprise that this coating has become one of the interior designers’ favourites.

If you decide to use microconcrete as the coating for your stairs you should trust a professional contractor, who is able to demonstrate experience and professionalism, such as Topcret. That is the way you will know that you are making the right decision.

And if you have any doubts about how the microcement will look on your stairs once applied, you just have to contact us and we will make an appointment with you to show you all the possibilities that this coating offers.

What advantages does microcement offer?

In a very short time, the microcement has gone from being a completely unknown material to being used indiscriminately as one of the most common coatings in our home and office. Its versatility allows it to adapt to any kind of surfaces, such as floor, walls or furniture, just to name a few applications.

What aesthetic possibilities does microconcrete offer?

It is usual to find this material with smooth finishes, although its composition allows to create more textured effects. In addition, the combination of different types of colour pigments gives us the possibility to create almost infinite colours for our finish.

Its thickness is much lower than that of smoothed cement. While the microconcrete is only applied in a thin layer of 2 to 3 millimetres thick, the smoothed cement requires 5 to 7 centimetres of surface area, which not only increases the structural weight of the resulting material, but also greatly reduces the decorative possibilities.

Is the microconcrete a resistant material?

Its finish is completely waterproof, which means that it can also be applied without any problem in outdoor areas such as patios and terraces. It is also non-slip, a feature of the floor and the walls of many bathrooms adapted for the elderly and disabled.

Its composition offers great adhesion to almost any kind of surfaces, such as concrete, plastic or wood, which means that it is not necessary to remove the previous material before coating the micro-cement surface. You can put on the microcement layer without fear, as it will not detach over time.

It is also a very resistant material against mechanical force, compression, bending and abrasion, and is even stable against ultraviolet rays.

What maintenance does microcement require?

It does not generate debris, so any work in which microcement will be used will be quick and clean, and its cleaning and maintenance is very easy. You only need water and neutral soap and occasionally apply a self-polishing wax diluted in water to keep its aesthetic properties intact year after year.

Finally, the micro cement is one of the best options for your budget in the current market, and the fact that it is so clean and does not require eliminating the previous material to be able to be applied reduces to a great extent the cost of the work.

Micro-concrete furniture has become a trend in 2019

The micro-concrete, as you will know if you have read any of our previous articles, is a material that due to its high durability and resistance is usually used on surfaces such as floors or walls. However, because it can be used both indoors and outdoors, it has become a trend in outdoor furniture sector to find micro-cement furniture.

Its composition based on polymers, accelerators, ultra-cold aggregates, aerators and fibres gives it an enormous resistance to adverse weather conditions and inclement weather. Also to moisture and heat, and does not require expansion joints because the micro-concrete does not shrink or expand on its own due to environmental changes, unlike other materials such as wood.

This composition also guarantees that the weight of outdoor furniture is always lower than that of others made of materials such as stone or concrete. In addition, the structure of outdoor furniture that is manufactured with micro-cement is formed by fibreboard and cement coated with this material.

The layer of micro-cement that covers the structure usually has 2 or 3 millimetres of thickness, and its characteristics allow it to resist without any problem against chafing, bumps or scratches. That is why outdoor furniture made with this material can last for generations.

What maintenance do micro-cement furniture need?

Micro-cement does not stain as long as the sealing and waterproofing processes have been carried out correctly, so it almost doesn’t require maintenance.

What is recommended is periodic maintenance, cleaning it with neutral soap and water to ensure greater durability and a more profitable amortization of the investment we make in micro-concrete outdoor furniture.

If, in addition to that, the protective layer is renewed from time to time using a water-diluted self-polishing wax, the micro-cement furniture is able to maintain the same aesthetic appearance and properties that had on the first day it was installed.

Finally, if scratches or breaks appear on your micro-concrete surface (something that as we discussed, it is very unlikely) the solution is to sand and wax again the affected surface. A separate case is that a crack arises due to an incorrect application of the micro-cement, a problem that can only be solved by completely covering the entire surface again.