Topcret products are ideal for spaces in which the circulation of people is continuous due to their resistance and durability, Baxab® being the most suitable product if maximum resistance is required.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I choose Topcret over the competition?
TOPCRET is a leading and pioneering company in the production and installation of cement-basedcoatings. Its experience, after two decades in the market, not only lies in the high technology applied to its products, but also in the high level of training and specialization of its applicators (trained by Topcret). Topcret also stands out with its exceptional Warranty Program, which covers both the quality of the materials and the application, and with its Remaking Insurance.
In which parts of the world are Microcemento and Topcret products available?
Topcret is available in every continent. By being physically present and licensed in more than 16 countries, Topcret can reach any part of the world.
Who performs the installation?
All Topcret products are installed by its own installation personnel. The staff receives continuous training in both operating techniques and product response, as well as in techniques for improving aesthetic finishes.
Is it possible to buy microcement or Topcret material for another independent professional to install it?
No. Professionals trained by Topcret are specialized in the application of Microcemento® and Baxab®. Topcret not only guarantees the quality of its products, but also the quality of its installation, which is why it does not sell the material to outside professionals. Please, contact your nearest office for more details.
I want to check the quality of the products. How can I do this?
For that you can visit one of the company's showrooms , where you can see all the microcements and coatings and appreciate their finish, color and real textures. You can also visit a Topcret facility near your location. On this website, you can check that Microcemento® and Baxab® have different quality seals that make them exclusive products. As the Warranty and Insurance program, which certifies the quality of the material in writing, the experience of the company's clients endorse the quality of Topcret's products.
Can the price of the product and its application vary according to the material on which it is installed?
The cost of the application of any microcement or coating is the same on any surface. There can only be an additional cost in the case that, due to exceptional deterioration of the surface to be coated, it is necessary to first apply a self-leveling agent or some extra layer of microcement base. In these cases, the client can opt for Topcret's services or can request an independent service.
I want to choose colors and surface finishes. How can I do it?
Although Topcret shows the color palette of its products on the website and in printed catalogs, the perception of them may vary according to the configuration of each screen or print. The colors in these media are for guidance only, so it is advisable to visit any of our showrooms before making a purchase and check the color and surface appearance. Even so, the finish of the color, brightness and roughness is unique in each work.
Can I customize any Topcret product?
What is the difference between polished cement and Microcemento?
They are two different products. Microcemento has similar aesthetic characteristics to polished cement, but it also has other features that can be very beneficial such as the possibility to apply on any preexisting surface and, with an approximate thickness of only 2mm, creates continuous surfaces.This makes it different from polished cement where it is necessary to create expansion joints and requires adding a thickness of more than 6 centimeters to the surface, which together may represent a higher risk of cracking. In addition, with Microcemento® or Baxab® the range of finishes and textures is wider than in polished cement.
Renovation and Maintenance
I need to repair my already-coated floor. How can I do this?
Ask the company's technical staff. Each repair may need a different treatment.
How can I renew a coating that has worn out over time?
Through the exclusive Floor Recovery System, any Topcret coating can be renewed, eliminating the wear and tear caused by the passage of time.
Can I change the color of my old Topcret coating?
Yes, technically it is possible. Also activating the Remaking Insurance, you can access a Bonus for life to make these types of changes whenever you want.
How often the maintenance of a floor to which a micro-coating has been applied must be done, and what products do you use for that?
The maintenance and cleaning of Topcret coatings is carried out by washing with water and neutral soap. Periodically, it is recommended to apply self-shine waxes diluted in water, as these leave an acrylic residue that renews the protective layer of the floor.
Are there any special recommendations for surfaces where the flow of people is high?
Applications and Works
Is a building permit required?
It is not necessary to request a building permit. Furthermore, its installation does not generate any debris, so the application of any product is very quick and the inconveniences are minimal. The result is visible almost immediately and the paved surface is accessible to traffic after 24 hours.
On what type of surfaces can Microcemento® or Baxab® be applied?
Due to the great adhesion of both, it is possible to apply them on practically any type of solid surface: ceramics, porcelain, cement mortar, tiles, plaster, plasterboard, marble... By not having to remove preexisting material, a quick renovation of spaces can be achieved, saving time and money.
What kind of products can be applied on stairs?
There are a variety of products that can be applied to stairs. All Topcret products are very versatile so you only need to take into account some technical details to applythem easily.
What kind of products can I install on outdoors?
All Topcret products can be installed on outdoor surfaces as long as precautions are taken to properly waterproof the bases where the coatings are applied. These measures, together with correct planning, avoid rising humidity and prevent the accumulation of water on the surface.
Can Topcret products be applied to furniture?
Topcret not only makes its own furniture but also offers the possibility of coating furniture that has been designed by its clients.
Is it possible to apply Microcemento® or Baxab® on wood and parquet floors?
Due to the inherent movement of wood or parquet floors, it is necessary to remove them before installing Microcemento® or Baxab®.
Are Topcret coatings anti-slip?
All Topcret coatings can be made slip-resistant by applying the T/Grip product developed in Topcret's T/Labs laboratories.The anti-slip grading will depend on the requirements of existing regulations in each country.
Is it possible to apply Microcemento® or Baxab® on heated floors?
Both Microcemento®® and Baxab®® are totally compatible with heated floor systems. However, precautions must be taken to correctly condition the application base. For more information on how to prepare the base, please contact any Topcret office.
Can there be imperfections in the products?
The application of any Topcret product is done by hand. The coating is applied manually by trowel, so variations in texture are typical and characteristic of the application.
I want to apply one of your products on a wet surface. Are your products waterproof?
All Topcret products are waterproof, a quality that makes them suitable for wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, showers or baths. However, the base where the coating is applied must be perfectly dry since the coatings are waterproof but NOT waterproof sealants.
Is it possible to apply your products on a deteriorated floor without having to lift it?
Topcret products are especially suitable for renovation work as the existing surface does not have to be removed. However, Topcret's technical staff always carries out an inspection before any application, particularly on deteriorated pavements, in order to provide the client with the appropriate recommendations.
In the case of new construction, what is the most appropriate material to use as a base for applying any of the products?
Due to the high level of adhesion of all Topcret products, they can be applied to any surface except parquet. The essential requirements for the base are firmness, a smooth surface and freedom from cracks. Thus, the base could be either remolded cement mortar, polished concrete, anhydrite mortar, self-levelling and in many cases you can even choose to use a low-cost ceramic coating.
Does the fact that your products are seamless increase the risk of cracks?
No, not at all.
Due to their thinness and high adhesion, Topcret products do not crack on their own under any circumstance. The only possible cracks may appear if the base on which the coating is applied undergoes any significant settling or expansion movement. The inclusion of a fiberglass mesh in the flooring minimizes the risk of cracking from the base.