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.