Micro cement, as you will already 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 is increasingly common to find micro-cement furniture in the outdoor furniture sector.
Its composition based on polymers, accelerators, ultra-fine aggregates, aerators and fibers gives it enormous resistance to adverse weather conditions and inclement weather. Also to humidity and heat, and it does not require expansion joints because the microcement does not contract or expand by itself due to environmental changes, unlike other materials such as wood.
This composition also guarantees that the weight of the outdoor furniture is always less than that of others made of materials such as stone or concrete. In addition, the structure of the outdoor furniture made from microcement is made up of fiber and cement boards covered in this material.
The micro-cement layer that covers the structure is usually 2 or 3 millimeters thick, and its characteristics allow it to resist without any problems against chafing, bumps or scratches. So outdoor furniture made from this material can last generations.
What maintenance do microcement furniture need?
The microcement does not stain as long as its sealing and waterproofing process has been carried out correctly, so in most cases it requires almost no maintenance.
What is recommended is to carry out periodic maintenance, cleaning it with neutral soap and water to guarantee greater durability and a more profitable amortization of the investment we make in outdoor furniture made of micro-cement.
If in addition to that the protection layer is renewed from time to time using a self-polishing wax diluted with water, the micro-cement furniture is capable of maintaining the same aesthetic appearance and properties that they had the first day they were installed.
Finally, if it is scratched or broken (something that, as we mentioned, is very difficult but can occur), the solution is to sand and wax the affected surface again and that's it. A separate case is that a crack arises due to an incorrect application of the microcement, a problem that can only be solved by covering the entire surface completely again.