Microcement Shower; Perfect For a Modern Bathroom

Waterproof Microcement is Perfect for Bathrooms and Showers

Frustrated with dated tiles and grimy shower grout? Ready for a bathroom upgrade that’s as effortlessly stylish as it is practical? A microcement shower might be the perfect solution. This innovative material is gaining popularity with homeowners and designers for its sleek look, seamless design, and incredible durability.

As experienced microcement installers, DirectStone understands the transformative power of microcement showers. Whether you’re dreaming of a complete bathroom overhaul or a stylish shower upgrade, we’ll guide you through the benefits, installation, and design possibilities of microcement.

  1. Why Choose a Microcement Shower?
  2. Installing a MIcrocement Shower
  3. Easy Care Tips
  4. Microcement in Bathroom Design Trends
  5. Is Microcement Right for DIY?

1. Why Choose a Microcement Shower?

Your bathroom should be a sanctuary – a space for relaxation and revitalisation. If you’re tired of cramped bathtubs and crave a sleek, modern shower experience, a microcement shower might be the transformative upgrade you’ve been seeking.

Not only are showers more environmentally conscious and often quicker, but they open up your bathroom for stunning, minimalist designs. And that’s where microcement shines. This versatile material combines the organic beauty of polished concrete with benefits like durability, waterproofing, and seamless sheen.

Here’s why homeowners are choosing microcement showers:

  • Effortless Elegance. Create a statement with microcement’s smooth, sophisticated finish. Its colour and texture options let you design the bathroom you desire, from industrial chic to calming spa vibes.
  • Goodbye Grout, Hello Easy Cleaning. Microcement creates continuous surfaces, eliminating the need for unsightly grout lines. Enjoy a spotless shower with minimal effort.
  • Built to Last. Forcrete microcement stands up to the tests of a busy bathroom. Its waterproof properties and exceptional durability mean your shower will look stunning for years to come.
  • A Colour for Every Vision. Discover endless design possibilities with hundreds of microcement colors. Need something specific? We’ll custom match any RAL, NCS, Pantone, or paint manufacturer’s shade for a truly unique touch.

Let DirectStone unlock the potential of your shower space with microcement!

2. Installing a Microcement Shower

A microcement shower isn’t just a beautiful surface; it’s a carefully crafted system where each element works together to create a stunning and functional space. Let’s consider each of the components:

Microcement Shower Tray – The Sleek Foundation

Your microcement shower tray is more than just the place you stand. It’s a seamless extension of your bathroom floor. Microcement is applied expertly over your existing surface or a custom substrate, resulting in a smooth, uninterrupted surface for a clean, spacious feel.

Microcement Shower Walls – Where Style Meets Function

Eliminate grout lines and embrace the beauty of sheer microcement walls! This continuous, customisable surface creates a modern, polished look. Choose from a wide array of colours, textures, and finishes to express your unique bathroom vision.

Microcement Shower Floors – Durable and Beautiful

Your microcement shower floor isn’t just gorgeous – it’s built to last. Its waterproof properties ensure it stands up to daily use, while its natural non-slip texture helps keep you safe. No more worrying about water damage or slippery surfaces!

3. Keeping Your Microcement Shower Stunning – Easy Care Tips

You choose a microcement shower for its beauty and low-maintenance appeal. Here’s how to ensure it stays that way:

Your Simple Cleaning Routine

  • Regular Wipe-Downs. After each shower, take a moment to wipe down walls and floors with a soft cloth or sponge. This prevents water spots and buildup.
  • Gentle Cleaning. For deeper cleaning, use a mild, pH-neutral soap and a soft sponge. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.

Prevent Stains & Issues

  • Be Mindful of Spills. Wipe up hair dye, harsh chemicals, or other potential staining liquids immediately.
  • Protected With a Sealant. DirectStone microcement installations apply a sealant for enhanced stain resistance.

With minimal effort, your microcement shower will provide years of worry-free enjoyment. Enjoy the low-maintenance luxury!

4. Microcement – Design Your Dream Bathroom

Whether you long for a soothing retreat or a statement space, microcement’s versatility makes it the perfect material to bring your bathroom design to life. Here are three on-trend styles and how microcement makes them shine:

Microcement – A Perfect Choice for Minimalist Bathrooms

  • The Vibe. Uncluttered spaces, relaxing neutrals, and only the essentials for a sense of zen-like calm.
  • Microcement Magic. Seamless surfaces in soothing tones create a tranquil backdrop. Imagine walls and floors flowing together, uninterrupted by fussy grout lines.

Industrial Chic – Where Raw Meets Refined

  • The Vibe. Think exposed brick, sleek metal accents, and an edgy, urban feel.
  • Microcement Magic. Raw-looking concrete finishes on shower walls become a statement when paired with polished fixtures. Consider adding depth with a darker shade of microcement flooring.

Microcement is Ideal for a Bathroom Inspired by Nature

  • The Vibe. It’s about earthy colours, natural textures (think wood accents), and creating a haven for relaxation.
  • Microcement Magic. Choose shades like warm sand or soft stone to ground the space. A textured microcement finish adds another layer of organic appeal.

5. Is Microcement Right for DIY? The Honest Answer

Microcement has a strong appeal for DIY enthusiasts – it’s beautiful, customisable, and seems deceptively simple. However, there are several factors to consider before taking on a microcement shower project yourself:

  • The Learning Curve. While tutorials exist, applying microcement correctly takes skill and practice. The trowelling technique is essential for achieving a smooth, even finish.
  • Thin Layers, Big Impact. Each microcement layer is incredibly thin, leaving little room for error. Imperfections are magnified, not hidden.
  • Time Investment. A professional installation is surprisingly quick. DIY often ends up taking longer, especially if mistakes require reworking.
  • Material Considerations. Achieving the right water-to-powder ratio and mixing the product thoroughly is crucial for strength and water resistance.
  • Hidden Costs. If the DIY attempt requires professional fixing, you may end up spending more than you would have initially.

The Case for Professional Installation:

  • Industry Expertise. Experienced installers like DirectStone are approved installers of Forcrete microcement and can guarantee perfect results.
  • Time Savings & Peace of Mind. Professionals complete the project swiftly, and you relax knowing it’s done correctly.
  • Superior Finish. A flawless microcement shower adds value to your home; botched DIY can detract from it.
  • Warranty Protection. Many installers offer warranties for material and workmanship, something you won’t get from DIY.

The Verdict:

Microcement can be a DIY project, but success greatly depends on skill level and time investment. For beautiful results and stress-free bathroom renovation, a professional microcement shower installation is often the wisest choice.

About DirectStone

DirectStone is a long-established family-run business with a reputation for creating beautiful flooring and walls for kitchens, bathrooms, and residential living spaces – indoors and out. We install microcement showers and bathrooms in new builds, renovated properties, period housing and as part of home improvement projects.

Our microcement specialists work across the UK mainly in London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

Are you considering a microcement shower? Why not call DirectStone today and talk to one of our microcement installers? – 01525 20863920

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