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QUICK ANSWERS ABOUT MICROCEMENT
What is Microcement?
Microcement is a coating that you put on surfaces where you want a nice concrete look and feel. There are materials in different qualities. For example only for walls, both floor and wall or only indoors. in pools and more. So it is important that you check that the microcement can withstand exactly what you are going to use it for. Just like with all building materials. Our microcement can withstand most things, but then we have adapted the stain protection so that it is the best according to different conditions.
Can you lay microcement yourself?
Yes, in general, everyone can lay microcement, but some brands can have a complicated design and therefore require training and some have it because they want it because they address that customer group. But it is not very difficult and therefore there are only internal trainings that the manufacturers design. At Design By Cement, you don't need any training to buy the material and most of our customers lay for the first time with good results. But it is important to follow the instructions.
What does Microcement consist of?
All recipes are unique, but they are usually divided into groups. Binder Filler additives The binder is usually cement and plastic. sometimes just cement and sometimes just plastic/glue The filler/ballast is a mixture of stone types often marble, lime flour and sand, quartz Additives are used to achieve certain effects or influence the mixture. You can change drying times, flow characteristics, water resistance ext Pigment is then what makes the fine color. Most microcements are basically white.
Is Microcement approved for Bathrooms?
No approval is required for surface layers in Sweden, but the approvals that are usually talked about, such as BKR and GVK, apply to the waterproofing layer. But the waterproofing layers need to approve that microcement is laid on top of them. This is determined from manufacturer to manufacturer. Then the Housing Authority has a rule that the surface layers are not easy to clean. So an overly rough lay may be impermissible. Boverket 6:5336 Cleanability. In wet areas, surfaces, joints, connections and penetrations must be arranged so that they can be easily kept clean and so that they do not favor microbial growth