What is microcement? Uses, types, application and advantages

The Topciment microcement is a decorative coating composed of cement, water-based resins, additives and mineral pigments that can be applied to a multitude of vertical and horizontal surfaces thanks to its great adherence. This construction material stands out because it is placed directly on the existing material: tiles, plasterboard, tiles, marble, terrazzo or plaster, among many others. With barely any work and a thickness of only 3 millimetres, a quick renovation of spaces is achieved.

A coating at the forefront, without joints and ideal for both outdoor and indoor spaces. A continuous coating applicable on floors, walls, stairs, ceilings, pools and even furniture. Its versatility has led to it being increasingly present in renovations of private homes and in commercial premises and large surfaces such as sports centres, industrial warehouses, hotels or restaurants.

Topciment offers you a wide range of possibilities and decorative finishes, where the limit is set by you. Give the rooms a unique and personal character thanks to the different textures (thick, medium or fine); the wide variety of microcement colours; and the different finishes that our varnishes and metallic coatings allow.

Complicated renovations are over. With Topciment microcement any combination and style is possible. We are looking forward to helping and advising you.

Where can microcement be applied?

The decorative solutions of microcement are endless. Hence its uses are so varied. From microcement stairs or microcement pools to furniture coated with microcement. Although the quintessential use of microcement is on floors and walls of kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor spaces like terraces.

No matter the surface to be coated with microcement, at Topciment we care about the final result. Therefore, in our eagerness to achieve an optimal, versatile and quality product, that lasts over time and adapts to the needs of the market, we have achieved the balance between hardness and flexibility.

And what does this mean? That our microcement can cover any surface, no matter how large, achieving a continuous pavement without joints or cracks. In this way we avoid dirt areas, thus facilitating cleaning and disinfection, contributing to obtaining germ and bacteria free places.

In addition, our microcements guarantee high resistance in areas most exposed to traffic as well as to the most aggressive cleaning products. Hence the high demand for microcement in kitchens and microcement bathrooms.

Microcement floor living room dwelling Hernán Cortés
Image of the modern dining room in the Hernán Cortés house. Our Iron 004 coloured microcement on the floor adds brightness to the room.

Microcement on walls

Microcement is a highly recommended building material for cladding all types of walls and facades. In our gallery you will find different Topciment microcement walls to inspire you. If you want to complete the information about the microcement on walls, read our post.

Microcement floors

Continuous microcement floors are not only very attractive to the eye, but they also have interesting qualities. Explore our gallery and discover all the microcement floors that can be created with Topciment. If you are still eager to know more, we recommend that you read our article on microcement floors.

Microcement bathrooms

Microcement is a perfect decorative coating for renovating the bathroom, especially for its resistance to moisture and how easy it is to clean. Take a look at all the microcement bathrooms that are possible with the microcements Topciment in our gallery or read our article about the microcement bathrooms.

Microcement bathroom on walls and floor at Casa Isabel
Beautiful rustic style microcement bathroom. The walls and floor have been covered with our Kalahari colour microcement.

Microcement in kitchens

Microcement in kitchens can be used in many ways. It can cover floors and walls, ceilings, sinks and kitchen countertops in virtually all the colours you can imagine. Microcement kitchens of all styles and sizes. We invite you to check it out in the article on our blog about microcement kitchens.

Microcement stairs

The versatility of microcement allows it to be used even on stairs, although the applicator's work may be somewhat more complex. With Topciment's microcements, spectacular microcement stairs can be designed. Discover them in our post of microcement stairs.

Microcement pools

Coating the crown and the area around the pool with microcement is a guaranteed success. The non-slip and waterproof nature of our decorative coatings, as well as their excellent resistance to UV rays are ideal for coating indoor and outdoor pools. In our blog, you will find everything you need to know and the advantages of the microcement pools.

Exterior microcement

Microcement is an excellent continuous coating also for exterior surfaces such as terrace floors, patios of residential houses or facades and walls of buildings. Visit our gallery or read our post and discover all the options to apply microcement in exteriors.

Now that you know where it can be applied, it's time for you to learn how to do it. On this page you will find the step by step of the application of microcement on floors, walls and swimming pools.

Types of Microcement

At Topciment we are much more than manufacturers of microcement. We are specialists, and that's why we make the difference.

We have been listening to professionals in the sector for almost two decades to understand their concerns and shortcomings. Thanks to this, we have developed different types of microcement that suit their needs. We have several systems of microcement and decorative coatings depending on the demands of the work and the final effect that is sought.

Bicomponent Microcement Topciment

On one hand we have STTANDARD, our traditional two-component microcement applicable on both floors and walls. It stands out for its robustness, versatility and ability to create unparalleled textures.

Monocomponent microcement Topciment

Simplifying mixtures reduces future errors. That's what EVOLUTTION, our monocomponent microcement, guarantees. It provides very good mechanical resistances and great workability of the material.

Topciment microcement for swimming pools

ATLANTTIC is our exclusive line of microcement for swimming pools and other surfaces in constant contact with water. A two-component microcement that offers a non-slip finish in those areas prone to slips such as the crown and outer area surrounding the microcement pool.

Topciment ready-to-use microcement

No other microcement ensures such a quick application as EFECTTO QUARTZ, our ready-to-use microcement available in 4 granulometries. Not only is the time spent on the job reduced, but the finishes are most natural.

Topciment epoxy microcement

INDUSTTRIAL is an industrial coating that does not give up high decoration finishes. An epoxy microcement that increases the mechanical resistances, hardness and impermeability of traditional systems. Available in 16 colours.

Bicomponent Topciment tadelakt look microcement

NATTURE is a mineral coating for high decoration on walls and floors. Two-component microcement and lime base available in 4 granulometries and 34 colours. It stands out for its artisan finish and superior mechanical resistances.

Advantages of microcement

Microcement is a decorative coating that enjoys great qualities. Below, we give you a brief summary of the main advantages of Topciment microcement:

Multiple decorative finishes.

Jointless surface.

Can be applied on floors, walls, ceilings, pools and furniture. Indoor and outdoor spaces.

Great variety of microcement colours and textures

Handcrafted application. Exclusive and personalised result

High adhesion. Compatible with tiles, marble, ceramic, tiles, stoneware, terrazzo, plasterboard, concrete, cement, plaster, etc.

Resistant to traffic, impacts, scratches and chemical products.


Non-slip, depending on finishes.

Quick works and without rubble.

Material thickness 2/3 mm, so it does not affect the structural load of the building.

Natural materials. Product 100% environmentally friendly.

Easy maintenance and cleaning; with water and neutral pH soap.

Germ and bacteria free spaces.

Microcement floor living room Sardinera House
White microcement walls inside the Carmen House residence (Denia).

Microcement finishes

The different finishes of microcement that can be obtained depend on the textures (see types of microcement) and the varnishes or sealers used, as they are two elements that condition the appearance and final finish of our microcements.

As microcement is a porous material, it is necessary to apply a varnish or sealant that protects it from dirt and can make the surface to be covered waterproof.

Matte finish

Matte finish microcement

It gives a very natural look to the microcement coating. Slightly dims the tone of the colour.

Matte finish

Microcement super matte finish

Ideal for when a deep matte finish, without shine, is sought.

Matte finish

Microcement satin finish

Halfway between the matte finish and the glossy finish. It is one of the most requested for giving a modern look to the surface.

Matte finish

Microcement gloss finish

Enhances and brightens the colour. The effect obtained is marbled.

Matte finish

Matte finish anti-slip microcement

Matte finish but with the condition of being non-slip. The varnish or polyurethane sealer Topsealer Anti Slip must be used.

Microcement colours

We have a wide range of microcement colours. The pigmentation system allows to create any custom colour, thus personalising rooms and environments to achieve a unique style.

White, grey, green, red, black or blue are just some of the many microcement colours available for our systems. Choose the one that best suits your project here.

Discover all the colours of STTANDARD here.

Discover all the colours of EVOLUTTION here.

Discover all the colours of ATLANTTIC here.

Discover all the colours of EFECTTO here.

Discover all the colours of INDUSTTRIAL here.

Discover all the colours of PURE METTAL here.

Discover all the colours of CLASSIC METTAL here.

Discover all the colours of ELITTE here.

Discover all the colours of NATTURE here.

High-performance microcements: innovation + quality

The pursuit of excellence is what drives us. In our commitment and involvement with customers, we constantly improve in all processes to offer high-performance microcements.

Innovative products of the highest quality. A work policy whose efforts have been recognised globally, which for us as a company could not be more rewarding.

We can proudly say that we have the innovative SME seal thanks to our project 'Research and Development of Hygienising Microcement with Multinational Properties'. An award that highlights our increasing investment in R&D+I.

An effort that has also been rewarded with the obtaining of the ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate, a distinction that not many companies in our sector can say they have. An ISO Standard that endorses the quality of Topciment in the Design, Development, Manufacturing and Marketing of high-performance microcements.


Frequently asked questions about microcement

Despite its low thickness, one of the properties of this material is its resistance and hardness. Each of the Topciment systems is indicated for a space. Thus, products with coarser granulometries, such as Sttandard Microbase (L, XL, XXL), are recommended for floors. For walls, on the other hand, products with finer granulometries, such as Sttandard Microfino (S, M), are suitable.

There are multiple factors that can influence the strength and hardness of this coating. Among them, the support on which the microcement will be applied, the type of microcement selected or the sealer.


Podemos diferenciar entre dos tipos de resistencia mecánica (relacionada con la dureza del revestimiento):

Resistencia al impacto

La resistencia al impacto se estudia bajo la norma UNE-EN ISO 6272-1:2012: Ensayo de caída de una masa con percutor de gran superficie. Esta prueba analiza de forma estandarizada cómo el microcemento se deforma cuando recibe un golpe. Debido a que la capa de microcemento es de bajo espesor, elementos como el soporte y el barniz serán claves para conseguir mayor dureza. Si, ante un fuerte golpe, el soporte se deforma por ser poco resistente, el microcemento también se deformará. Por ejemplo, en aplicaciones sobre yeso. Mientras que sobre soportes como el terrazo, la resistencia será mayor. Otras situaciones como la caída de objetos puntiagudos o el arrastre de muebles también pueden perjudicar el revestimiento, de la misma manera que lo harían sobre un pavimento de madera.

Topciment ha desarrollado este ensayo de resistencia al impacto en centros externos acreditados por ENAC. Se ha realizado sobre una probeta aplicada con el sistema Sttandard: 2 capas de Sttandard Microbase L, 2 capas de Sttandard Microdeck M, 2 capas de Presealer y 2 capas de Topsealer WT One Coat.

Norma: UNE-EN ISO 6272-1:2012: Ensayo de caída de una masa con percutor de gran superficie.

Especificaciones de ensayo:


MASA(g): 400

Resultado: Clase I. Sin fisuras ni escamado Clase I: ≥ 4 Nm

Resistencia a la abrasión

La resistencia a la abrasión hace referencia a la pérdida de material que sufre el revestimiento por el desgaste. Se estudia según la norma UNE-EN ISO 5470-1:2017: Determinación de la resistencia a la abrasión. Se mide moviendo un trozo de revestimiento de prueba a través de la superficie de una hoja abrasiva montada sobre un tambor giratorio. De esta forma el recubrimiento se va desgastando, sufriendo una pérdida de material. En esta resistencia influye tanto el tipo de microcemento como del sellador. p>

Topciment ha desarrollado este ensayo de resistencia a la abrasión en centros externos acreditados por ENAC. Se ha realizado sobre una probeta aplicada con el sistema Sttandard: 2 capas de Sttandard Microbase L, 2 capas de Sttandard Microdeck M, 2 capas de Presealer y 2 capas de Topsealer WT One Coat.

Norma: UNE-EN ISO 5470-1:2017: Determinación de la resistencia a la abrasión.

Resultado: Pérdida de peso inferior a 3000 mg

Microcement is an elegant and versatile choice for coating surfaces and giving them a modern and durable aesthetic. However, its proper maintenance is essential to preserve its beauty and functionality over time. Just like with other delicate surfaces, such as natural wood parquet floors, the appropriate care of microcement requires attention to certain details.

1. Do not drag furniture: When moving chairs, tables and other furniture on the microcement pavement, scratches or marks can occur. It is essential to lift and support, never drag. And, in any case, always use felt stoppers on the legs of the furniture to protect your microcement floors. It is recommended to avoid furniture with pointed legs, as they will cause damage to the microcement surface.

2. Avoid blows and falls of sharp objects: Impacts can cause chips or indentations in the coating, compromising its integrity and aesthetics. It is recommended to handle sharp or pointed elements carefully, as well as to avoid dropping objects on the microcement. It is advisable to implement preventive measures in certain situations to avoid damage, such as the use of coasters for hot objects or protective blankets during the handling of heavy furniture.

3. Do not use cheap adhesive tapes: The choice of low-quality adhesive tapes can result in the removal of sections of the surface, which will leave unsightly marks and glue residues that will attract dirt. Opting for guaranteed quality tapes is fundamental to maintaining the integrity of the microcement surface.

4. Preventing heat marks on countertops: Microcement is a popular option for countertops, but it's very important to avoid placing hot pans or pots directly on the surface. Objects at high temperatures can leave marks on microcement countertops, something that also happens with other materials such as quartz or granite. The use of suitable boards or supports will help to avoid unwanted marks.

5. Use recommended cleaning products: We recommend the exclusive use of cleaners and maintenance waxes tested and approved by Topciment®. The use of non-recommended products can cause problems on the surface of the microcement, compromising its durability and appearance.

Microcement can be applied to almost any type of support: cement mortar, self-levelling, terrazzo, marble, tile, plasterboard or plaster. The application of microcement can also be carried out on vertical, horizontal, indoor and outdoor surfaces. A versatility with which we can create microcement stairs, microcement bathrooms, microcement kitchens and even microcement pools.

Indeed, microcement cannot be applied on natural wood or supports made up of pieces that may dilate differently.


One of the main properties of microcement is its high adhesion. Thanks to this, it is possible to apply microcement over tiles, speeding up renovations and avoiding the demolition of the original coating. As long as the tiles are firm and not loose. In these cases, the use of mesh is necessary to solidify the support.

Topciment microcement on tiles

Microcement over tiles, stoneware or terrazzo

Optimal conditions and state of the surface to be coated
The preparation of the support is as important as the application of microcement. If the support does not meet the necessary conditions we will not be able to apply the microcement with guarantees. The surface must be levelled, consolidated, free of dirt and with a humidity level below 5%.

In the event that the support on which the microcement is to be applied is a mortar, it must have set at least four weeks before applying the microcement, to control the cracks that may appear during the process of curing.

State of the surface to be reversed

Microcement pools
At Topciment we have developed Atlanttic, a line of two-component microcement designed exclusively for spaces in constant contact with water such as pools. And it is that microcement pools are a trend and will continue to be so due to the wide advantages of this decorative coating.

Microcement on natural wood or parquet
Parquet or natural wood floors have a large number of joints, the boards expand in different directions causing difficult to control tensions, which can cause cracks in the coating, so they are not suitable for applying microcement directly on them. In these cases it is necessary to lift the existing floor and prepare the support prior to the product placement.


More and more people are opting to install underfloor heating. But, can microcement be applied over underfloor heating? Yes, microcement can be installed without problems on underfloor heating. A heating start-up protocol must be carried out to prevent the cracks caused by temperature changes in the slab from reproducing in the microcement.


The start-up protocol will be as follows:

1. Turn on the heating at least 4 weeks after the cement mortar has been laid.

2. Keep the water entering the circuits at 25 °C for 2 or 3 days. Then, gradually increase the water temperature to 45 °C and maintain it for several days.

3. Turn off the heating at least 48 h before starting the microcement installation. The maximum floor temperature should be 18 °C.

Microcement pavements must be applied on cementitious mortars that have reached an advanced stage of setting. This happens after three or four weeks, depending on the weather. In any case, we must ensure that the mortar is practically dry. For this, there must be a maximum of 5% humidity in the support, which we will check with a relative humidity meter.

We recommend using quality self-levelling cement mortars.

Supports with powdery mortars are not suitable as the state of the application base must be consistent and otherwise it will need to be consolidated.

After applying the microcement, we should wait at least 48 hours before gradually turning the heating back on (+5 °C each day).

Always change the temperature gradually at the beginning and end of the heating usage period.

Make sure the relative humidity of the air in the rooms is not too low.

Always avoid heat build-up caused by carpets and rugs or lack of space between furniture and the floor.

Important! Between the slab and the vertical walls there will always be a dilation joint so that it can dilate. If this indication is not respected, cracks may appear.

Microcement is not waterproof by itself, but it can be if a sealer is used as a finish and applied in this way the microcement in bathrooms, showers or wet areas. At Topciment we have created the sealer Topsealer WT (water-based polyurethane varnish), a sealer with which to guarantee the waterproofness of the microcement.

Yes, depending on the type of microcement, texture left and sealer used, we can make the microcement slip-resistant.


Thanks to microcement, we can achieve any anti-slip surface. Depending on the type of microcement and texture, greater or lesser slip resistance (degree of slipperiness) is obtained. From least to most slippery we have: Microstone for being highly textured, Microdeck with a smooth texture, and finally Microfino which is not suitable for floors.

The different finishes for floors and their textures
Floors are classified based on their slip resistance value, and from least to greatest resistance there are 3 classes, class 1, 2 and 3.
With Topciment microcements we can achieve any of the required classes. Microdeck sealed with polyurethane corresponds to class 1 but if simply a coat of pore filler and one of polyurethane is applied, class 2 can be achieved. If Microstone is used, which contains particles of aggregate coarser than traditional microcement, class 3 is reached. The difference in texture can be appreciated at first glance.
The anti-slip characteristics of the surface and difficulty of cleaning must be taken into account. The greater the slip resistance, the more difficult it is to clean the surface due to the texturing.
Here we inform you more about the cleaning of microcement.

Anti-slip finishes and classification according to their slipperiness
In order to limit the risk of slipping, the floors of buildings or areas of Public Residential, Health, Educational, Commercial, Administrative and Public Attendance use, excluding the null occupancy areas defined in annex SI A of the DB SI, will have a suitable class according to point 3 of this section.
The floors are classified according to their slip resistance value Rd. This value is determined by the pendulum test described in Annex A of the UNE-ENV 12633:2003 standard. The Technical Building Code (CTE) in the document DB SUA-1 (Basic Documents for Use Safety and Accessibility) regulates the slipperiness indices and determines the class that a floor should have depending on its use. The floor is more anti-slip as the Rd value increases.
The floors are classified, according to their slip resistance value Rd, in accordance with what is established in this table:

Slip resistance (Rd)   Class
Rd ≤ 15   0
15 < Rd ≤35   1
35< Rd ≤45   2
Rd > 45   3

Class required for soils based on their location and characteristics
La tabla indica la clase que deben tener los suelos, como mínimo, en función de su localización.
Dicha clase se mantendrá durante la vida útil del pavimento
Zonas interiores secas:
superficies con pendiente inferior al 6% -> Clase 1
superficies con pendiente igual o mayor al 6% -> Clase 2
Zonas interiores húmedas, tales como las entradas a los edificios desde el espacio exterior (1), terrazas cubiertas, vestuarios, baños, aseos, cocinas, etc:
superficies con pendiente menor que el 6% -> Clase 2
superficies con pendiente igual o mayor que el 6% -> Clase 3
(1) Excepto cuando se trate de accesos directos a zonas de uso restringido.
Zonas exteriores, piscinas (2), duchas -> Clase 3
(2) En zonas previstas para usuarios descalzos y en el fondo de los vasos, en las zonas en las que la profundidad no exceda de 1,50 m.


Although the aesthetic finish of the polished cement may resemble, it is not the same.
With microcement you get more advantages:

  • Faster and easier to apply.
  • It doesn't require heavy machinery or tools for its installation.
  • Less work. Less cost. Less time.
  • Lighter, so there are no structural loads.
  • Use in any room, not just ground floors.
  • It doesn't need joints, and no cracks appear when drying.
  • It can be applied both on horizontal and vertical surfaces.


Differences between Microcement and polished cement (trowelled concrete) for pavements in terms of components

It is necessary to differentiate between, cement, cement mortar, and concrete. Cement is a component of both mortar and concrete that acts as a binder. Mortar is obtained by mixing sand and water with cement and concrete is a cement mortar to which gravel is added.

While all are solutions for creating pavements, in the case of microcement it is continuous and in the case of polished cement, stamped concrete or trowelled concrete it is discontinuous (requiring expansion joints).

Both the polished concrete, and the stamped concrete, as well as the trowelled concrete, consist of a reinforced concrete slab that is given a surface treatment to achieve the final finish. They are discontinuous pavements, as they are slabs, expansion joints are required to prevent cracking.

Trowelled concrete: In the case of trowelled concrete, a mechanical smoothing is carried out with trowelling machines or helicopters.

Trowelled concrete

Stamped concrete: Whereas in stamped concrete a stamping with moulds is carried out. Both during the setting process (hardening process of the concrete).

Imprinted concrete

Polished concrete: On the other hand, polished concrete involves applying a surface treatment to achieve the final finish but on fully cured concrete. It consists of a mechanical process of devastation and polishing through which the surface is sanded with a polisher with diamond heads, leaving in view the section of the aggregates that make up the concrete, the final appearance is similar to terrazzo.

Polished and devastated concrete


The microcement is a coating that is applied both on walls and floors, it has an approximate thickness of between 2 and 3 mm, it does not need joints and it does not crack. It adheres very well to any material, it is applied using a steel or rubber trowel.


The troweled mortar would be the smoothing that is done manually to a rendering (layer of mortar about 2 cm thick used to coat a wall)

Microcement low-thickness coating

In this table we summarise features and compare the differences, as well as possible applications.

  Features Surface thickness Gaskets Weight Ideal for:
Topciment Microcement Continuous coating applied with a trowel Walls ceilings and floors 2 - 3 mm. It doesn't need joints 0,01 Kn/m2 Refurbishments without rubble, covering tiles, furniture cladding…
Imprinted concrete or stamped concrete Surface treatment of the concrete slab in plastic state Floors 5 -10 cm At most every 25 m2 (e=10 cm) 2,50 Kn/m2 Ideal for parks or public walks. With rustic finishes simulating stone.
Trowelled concrete or smoothed cement Surface treatment of the concrete slab during the curing process floors 5 -10 cm At most every 25 m2  (e=10 cm) 2,50 Kn/m2 With a smooth finish, ideal for car parks and large surfaces
Polished concrete or Polished cement Surface treatment of the already hardened concrete slab Floors 5 -10 cm At most every 25 m2 (e=10 cm) 2,50 Kn/m2 Appearance very similar to terrazzo. Smooth finish, ideal for large surface floors.
Trowelled mortar Coating of the manual smoothing to a rendering Walls or floors 2 cm At most every 25 m2 (e=2 cm) 0,50 Kn/m2  

As microcement adheres to the existing material, works are not necessary, so jobs with microcement can be carried out in a very short time: between three and five days. On the other hand, the application of microcement on floors extends this period up to a week.


This is a coating that is worked with a prior conditioning of the surface, an application of the material in different layers, and a final protection with sealer.

Each layer of material has its execution and drying time. In addition, special care must be taken in its first week (once the work is finished) as it gradually acquires all its hardness and resistance.

No, it's not necessary. The microcement grows on the surface from 1 to 3 mm thick.
Normally, the clearance with which the doors are placed is 5 mm from the floor; therefore there is enough margin not to have to plane the doors.

One of the most frequent questions about this decorative coating is how to clean the microcement. Although cleaning microcement is simple and water and neutral soap is more than enough, at Topciment we have created exclusive cleaning and care products for microcement to achieve better results over time.


The care of microcement is similar to that of a natural wood parquet. We advise preventing permanent puddles and prolonged contact with moisture. We must avoid leaving wet rugs and towels on the floor or pots that lose liquid. We should also keep the surface free of stones or grit, which can scratch the coating when stepped on. Avoid hitting and rubbing with hard objects.

Although microcement offers high resistance to chemical products, the cleaning of microcement should be done with neutral soaps, never with aggressive products or descalers. We will avoid products such as chlorine, bleach, ammonia, soaps and detergents in general, as they can damage the protective film.

Initial care

The microcement reaches the values of hardness, chemical resistances and desired watertightness one month after its application. The greatest risk of damage is in the first two weeks. It will be walkable with great care two days after the sealing of the floors, and walkable as normal one week later.

We recommend avoiding dragging heavy objects so as not to damage the surface. To move furniture: better to lift and support, never drag. It will be necessary to protect the flooring from furniture (metal legs, sharp surfaces), and from objects with abrasive or considerably heavy contact surfaces, with covers or felts.

Permanent care

Aconsejamos mantener periódicamente los pavimentos de microcemento con Ceraciment o Ceraciment PRO o ceras acrílicas. La frecuencia del encerado dependerá del uso y de las características del lugar (tránsito, polvo circundante, etc). Recomendamos el uso de mopas pasaceras para garantizar la correcta aplicación del producto.

At Topciment, manufacturers of microcement, we have a wide range of microcement colours to cover any type of surface. Now, can microcement lose colour over time? No, our microcement colours behave stably, without undergoing alterations over time and without being affected by the weather.


The pigments we use to make our dyes are of mineral origin. It is worth distinguishing between mineral origin pigments and organic origin pigments. Mineral origin pigments are the ones that behave best against the alkalinity of cement. Organic pigments (molecules containing carbon), are not stable to the weather, they end up transforming into other compounds without pigmentation properties or migrating to the surface, so initial tones end up disappearing almost completely after some time. Inorganic pigments generally maintain stability in mortars and concretes.

The application of microcement is a craft job, factors such as the load of material or the roller used in the sealing can cause small differences in shine between the sample and the work... Catalogues are sealed with a roller, if the sealing is done with a gun a little more shine is achieved.

Yes, different colours of microcement can be combined on the same surface, even several finishes. The key is to clearly define the surface where you want to apply another colour.

We always recommend applying fibre mesh, especially on tile floors and walls, just like in the joints between plasterboard plates, it is used to arm the base microcement and prevent cracks due to the tensions of the microcement support. The final decision to put it or not is up to the applicator, of course, but if they don't add it, warn them of the problems that may arise.

The drying time between layers of the sealer or varnish will depend on several factors. Such as weather conditions, the degree of relative humidity, the ambient temperature of the room, if it is a closed and humid space like a bathroom, if the sun hits directly, etc.

In any case, we will always try under any circumstances to leave the maximum possible drying time between layers to avoid the formation of white spots due to the surface still being wet. The minimum drying time between layers is 4 hours for the Presealer and 24 hours for the Topsealer.

The price of microcement varies depending on many factors. Only a professional applicator of this decorative coating can accurately state the price per square metre of this coating.

The displacement of professionals, the type of microcement selected or the support on which the microcement has to be applied are some of the factors that will condition the price of the m2 of microcement.

Are you a professional and would you like to train in the application of microcement? We can help you. Visit our microcement courses web page and discover our extensive program.

In it you will find all the information you need for each course: knowledge you will learn, duration and price of it, where it is held, who teaches it, etc. As well as the calendar, which we constantly update, and the link for you to make your reservation.

If you need more information before deciding, do not hesitate to call us or complete our form on the contact page. We will be delighted to assist you.

Microcement is a coating that tolerates low temperatures once placed thanks to the use of a protective varnish. However, care must be taken when applying this material in the winter season. In this regard, and to avoid possible whitish stains, fissures and cracks, it is necessary to heat the work area (20-25ºC) to obtain an optimal result.

Just as it happens in winter, in the summer season, a series of precautions must be taken if works are carried out with this material. Although it is a coating that perfectly withstands, once applied, the sun's rays. A UV light resistance that has expanded the bet of projects with microcement in outdoor spaces such as terraces and pools.

In summer, it is necessary to avoid applying the microcement in the middle of the day and in the afternoon. Time slots in which the support is very hot and, if the material is placed, it could contract and expand the surface. There is no problem for the rest of the day.