What is Microcement?

Discover the Versatility of Microcement

Microcement provides an elegant, stylish solution to elevate your interior spaces without the need for a concrete slab installation.

This flexible, hardwearing surface can be seamlessly applied to walls, floors, or work surfaces, offering a durable, polished concrete look and feel. With numerous finishes and colours to choose from, achieving an interior design that harmonises perfectly with ceramics, wood, or glazed surfaces has never been easier.

At DirectStone, we offer a comprehensive installation service, ensuring that your home or workspace realises the exact aesthetic you want to achieve.

Advantages of Microcement

Microcement not only replicates the captivating aesthetics of polished concrete but also lends an edgy, urban style to your interior design. The benefits of using microcement are truly remarkable, making it a standout choice:

  1. Effortless Installation. Unlike traditional concrete, microcement installation does not require heavy machinery, making the process more efficient and less disruptive. Microcement is hand trowelled, and our flooring specialists can achieve a range of finishes, such as float finish, medium, smooth and 2 tone.
  2. Structurally Light. At a thickness of just 3mm, microcement is significantly lighter than concrete, which means it doesn’t exert the same structural load. This makes it a versatile option for various innovative architectural designs.
  3. Versatile Application. Microcement’s adaptability shines through in its ability to be applied vertically and horizontally on walls, floors, stairs, and worktops. This versatility opens up endless design possibilities.
  4. Integral Waterproofing. DirectStone, is an approved installer of the Forcrete microcement system, which offers integrated waterproofing. This essential characteristic resides in every layer, providing peace of mind against moisture-related issues.
  5. Enhanced Protection. Sealers are skilfully applied to further enhance stain prevention and dirt retention, ensuring that your microcement surface maintains its beauty and resilience over time.

Microcement goes beyond aesthetics; it offers a range of practical benefits that make it a compelling choice for interior design. Whether you’re seeking a hassle-free installation, structural efficiency, or protection against the elements, microcement delivers on all fronts, elevating the beauty and functionality of your interior spaces.

A Palette of Captivating Colours

One of the standout advantages of opting for microcement is the dazzling array of colours at your disposal. From classic hues to contemporary shades, microcement offers a fantastic range of colours. DirectStone can colour match RAL, Pantone, NCS and many of the high-end paint manufacturers’ colours. We can also vary the shade and intensity of the colour to match your interior colour scheme.

How Long Does a Microcement Installation Take?

How Long Does a Microcement Installation Take?

Microcement installation requires a meticulous, hand-trowelled layering process that ensures precision and quality. The drying period typically takes between 7 to 14 days, during which the microcement cures to perfection. Subsequently, sealers are expertly applied to fortify the surface against staining and dirt retention.

The patience involved in the installation process is undoubtedly rewarded with a stunning, long-lasting outcome that transforms your interior spaces into a work of art.

Versatile Applications for Microcement

Microcement boasts a remarkable versatility, adhering to a wide range of surfaces, making it a go-to choice for virtually any area of your home. Here are some of the key applications where microcement truly shines:

  • Microcement Bathrooms. The layers of waterproofing inherent to microcement render it the ideal coating for both bathroom floors and walls. Beyond its protective qualities, it offers anti-slip properties, ensuring safety, while the seamless application makes cleaning a hassle-free experience.
  • Microcement Kitchens. In the kitchen, microcement’s versatility truly comes to life. It can be used for flooring, walls, and worktops, offering a range of finishes from smooth to glossy or textured. This adaptability transforms your kitchen into a modern, functional, and stylish space.
  • Microcement Stairs. Achieving seamless continuity between different floors is made possible by versatile microcement. With its thin 3mm coating, structural load concerns become a thing of the past. The durable surface can withstand scuffs and scrapes, ensuring your staircase maintains its elegance over time.

Microcement’s adaptability allows it to enhance a wide range of interior spaces, offering not only a stunning look but also functional benefits that make it a top choice for homeowners and designers seeking to redefine the beauty and utility of their living environments.

About DirectStone

DirectStone is a well-established, family-run business with a proven track record of crafting stunning, polished concrete flooring for both commercial and residential spaces, whether indoors or outdoors. Our dedication to excellence has earned us a reputation for quality and reliability within the industry.

We are excited to extend our expertise to include the application of microcement, providing a new dimension to our offerings for home improvement projects, renovations, refurbishments, and new builds. With microcement, you can expect the same commitment to quality, aesthetics, and durability that have made our polished concrete solutions a preferred choice for clients.

If you are considering microcement flooring for your project, we invite you to get in touch with DirectStone today. Our team of experienced microcement installers is ready to assist you in transforming your spaces with the beauty and functionality that microcement offers. Contact us at 01525 20863920 and let’s discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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