December 29, 2020

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Microcement in bathrooms: Everything you need to know about this trend

Microcement in bathrooms is in fashion and Micro-stuk from Porcelanosa is one of the best options for cladding the walls in this room.

A material that is continuous, resistant, flexible and versatile. The microcement in bathrooms is the latest trend in wall cladding thanks to its multiple technical and aesthetic advantages. For example, it can be applied on surfaces in both kitchens and bathrooms as it is a product that is impermeable and easy to clean.

Micro-stuk is Butech's microcement product, and it offers a wide variety of finishes and colours. The perfect choice for walls, showers, washbasins, bathtubs...

Microcement shower: a wellness retreat

As an alternative solution to the conventional shower tray, microcement offers the option of creating a floor-level shower, facilitating access and increasing the dimensions of the space.

It is also possible to use it in on a shower tray that is already in place, and thereby adapt this element to a new decor. It is not necessary to remove the previous element so this change can be made without the need for construction work.

Additionally, it is possible to apply a finish with anti-slip properties to the surface to guarantee safety. These varnishes also have an antibacterial function which also prevents the proliferation of fungi and bacteria.

Micro-Stuk Snow Butech Shower tray

Microcement washbasin: impermeability and design

It is becoming increasingly common to find bathroom furniture, countertops and washbasins made from microcement. They are the perfect option if you are looking to combine textures and colours with other elements of the bathroom's decoration. In addition, its hardness, resistance and impermeability allow the use of the piece to be extended without it deteriorating over time.

Spirit Krion+Micro-Stuck Manhattan Butech washbasin

Microcement bathtubs: bath time pleasure

Microcement is very pleasant to the touch. That is why it is increasingly being used for microcement bathtubs.

There are a wide variety of finishes that can be applied to this bathroom space: smooth, rough, glossy, matt... and which can also incorporate the anti-slip finish to improve safety.

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Micro-stuk grey nature

Microcement colours for bathrooms

The excellent benefits of microcement are enhanced further thanks to its wide variety of textures and colours. In this regard, Micro-Stuk by Butech combines resistance, flexibility and minimum thickness with a complete range of colours with different finishes. On the one hand, Nature, with homogeneous colour and texture; and on the otherFine, which offers decorative effects and a very fine texture.

The variety of shades of Micro-stuk ranges from pure white to wenge. And in terms of finishes, we have smooth and textured.

Micro-Stuk Manhattan Butech

White microcement bathrooms

The colour white is synonymous with cleanliness and hygiene and provides unparalleled luminosity to the bathroom.
The Micro-stuk wall cladding is available in two varieties of this shade: Micro-stuk White, with a characteristic off-white; and Micro-stuk Snow, which reveals the splendour of pure white.

Black microcement bathrooms

Micro-Stuk Wenge and Micro-stuk Cement, the two darkest shades in the colour chart of the Porcelanosa microcement, contribute robustness to spaces.

Micro-stuk Cement

Beige microcement bathrooms

In terms of intermediate shades, Micro-stuk is available in Beige, Grey and Manhattan. Three more neutral tones that, thanks to their textures and finishes, can easily be incorporated into any style.

FAQ's

Microcement is one of the most widely-used materials in the construction world today and one of the most popular trends in bathrooms. This material is made from fibres, resins, polymers and aggregates. It stands out for being able to be pigmented with any colour tone, as well as having several finishes: matt, glossy, smooth and textured. This is a versatile material in terms of the amount of surfaces on which it can be applied, as well as with regard to its properties. It is impermeable, ultra-resistant, flexible and, as it does not have joints, it prevents the proliferation of bacteria and fungi in damp areas. Installation does not require construction work and it does not generate any debris

Polished microcement is a material with a thickness of between 2 and 3 mm, and it can be applied on any surface: floors, walls, ceilings... Its soft finish gives a minimalist and modern touch to bathrooms.

Smooth microcement is a type of microcement that can be applied on practically any surface without the need to remove the previous material. An improvement on smooth cement, much more aesthetic and with a wide range of colours and finishes.

Microcement can be installed on almost any type of surface or interior material (terrazzo, marble, tiles, plasterboard, gypsum, cement mortar, self-levelling mortar, etc). Suitable for walls, ceilings, furniture, bathroom elements such as the bathtub, shower or washbasin, swimming pools, etc. It can be placed both vertically and horizontally.

Alkaline products such as chlorine, bleach, ammonia, detergents and soaps in general with descaling properties should not be used. Therefore, the recommended way to clean this type of surface is with neutral soap. Although it is very easy to clean and requires virtually no maintenance, care must be taken to prevent it from deteriorating prematurely.

This material has different drying times depending on whether it is a base or fine microcement. Base microcement may take up to 5-8 hours to dry. For fine layers, the drying period is between 3 and 5 hours. When applying microcement in bathrooms, it is recommended to wait longer than this between each layer. This will ensure it dries properly and achieves a better result.

 

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