We have spoken on other occasions about this material and its excellent performance. It is a coating that can be applied to any surface and receive multiple uses, as in the manufacture of a microcement countertop.
It may seem normal to think that a material like this can only look good in industrial environments. Nothing is further from reality. Microcement looks great in rustic or classic kitchens. It is very versatile from a decorative point of view.
MICROCEMENT COUNTERTOP characteristics
The characteristics that make microcement can be used in the renovation of a kitchen are:
- Fine finish.
- Very easy to clean. Only mild soap and water.
- Resistant to impacts and high temperatures.
- Can be applied to the existing workbench. For example, on stone, tile or even on a structure made with resistant and inexpensive materials such as cement that will later be coated.
- It can be easily adapted to any bench format.
- Available in various colors and finishes.
- In case of small breaks, they can be repaired.
[email protected] Anyone who finally decides on a microcement bench should hire qualified professionals. There is a lot of intrusion in the sector, and the difference is noticeable. In addition, special attention should be paid to applied sealant and its renewal. A bad sealer can allow liquids to enter and stains to appear.
Replace or cover?
To have a microcement bench in a renovation, it is not necessary to remove the previous bench. We can consider covering it with microcement.
The immediate benefits of doing this are related to the reduction of time and costs.
On the other hand, we will not have absolute freedom in terms of design or form, since it will be conditioned to a certain extent by the previous bench. On the other hand, not all materials are suitable for coating with microcement. With stone (granite, marble or quartz) there would be no problem, but with others like wood, with greater expansion and contraction coefficients, yes.
Disadvantages of microcement as a countertop
The main disadvantage of microcement is that it scratches. They will not be big and deep scratches, but they will be visible. It is something that would go completely unnoticed on the floor, but not in the bathroom or on the kitchen counter.
Some people often point out as a disadvantage that there are harder materials for this use. For example, granite or quartz. It is true, but this is not, from a strict point of view, a disadvantage of microcement. It is like saying that granite is a worse solution than microcement because its appearance is not smooth. Each material has its hardness, and just as there are harder materials, there are others that also serve to make countertops and are less resistant.
Furthermore, those who argue this often forget that, unlike granite or quartz countertops, microcement countertops can be repaired.