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  • 8 reasons why microcement bathrooms will be a trend in 2022

    If you are thinking of renovating or enlarging your bathroom in the coming months this article is for you. The microcement bathrooms, decorative coating of high performance, will be a trend in 2022. In Topciment we know very well what we are talking about, there is a reason why we are leaders in the manufacture of microcement (link follow a fabricantes) in Europe with more than 15 years of experience.

    There are many advantages of this coating that have led architects, interior designers and construction professionals to increasingly opt for microcement in bathrooms. Not only because of the beautiful finishes offered by this coating, but also because of its resistance and durability, among many other benefits.

    What is microcement?

    Microcement is a decorative coating that has revolutionised bathroom renovations in recent years. A material composed of cement, aggregate, resin and pigments that is laid directly on top of the existing tiling without demolition and debris removal.

    This advantage is one of the reasons for the popularity of microcement bathrooms, as the fact that there is no actual building work means that the bathroom remains walkable during renovation. But there are many more benefits implicit in the use of this material in one of the most used rooms in any home.

    Main advantages of microcement bathrooms

    Microcement can be applied in bathrooms in many ways. A versatility that not many materials can offer and that conquers all those who are familiar with it. Mainly as flooring and wall cladding, but also to create shelves or the bathroom furniture itself with this material.

    Here are the eight main reasons why bathrooms with microcement are going to be all the rage in 2022. Take note!

    Topciment grey microcement bathroom
    Grey microcement bathroom countertop and grey microcement walls by Topciment.

    1. Greater feeling of spaciousness

    In most cases the bathroom is the smallest area of the house and therefore optimizing its size as much as possible is a priority when deciding to renovate it. The continuity of the microcement gives a greater sense of spaciousness that will be further enhanced if combined with light colours on floors and walls.

    This is the case of white, an ideal colour to make the microcement bathroom look much bigger than it really is and which also combines perfectly with other materials such as wood.

    2. Resistance to environmental humidity in microcement bathroom

    Another of the most outstanding advantages of microcement in bathrooms that will contribute to it becoming a trend in 2022 is its extraordinary resistance to environmental humidity. The bathroom is an area that suffers from this type of constant humidity, which is why it is so important to select the materials to be used correctly. With microcement this problem disappears completely.

    With microcement this problem disappears completely, because it is not only very resistant to environmental humidity, but also to water vapour.

    3. Versatility

    If there is one characteristic that perfectly defines microcement bathrooms, it is their versatility, as this coating has excellent adherence to practically any substrate such as tiles, one of the star materials in bathrooms.

    This is why we can apply microcement in bathrooms in so many ways, not only on walls and floors. It is common to see bathroom furniture covered with microcement, basins and even shower trays and bathtubs.

    A versatility that allows you to create infinite designs in any colour you want, as this innovative decorative coating has a wide range of pigments.

    Bathroom with Topciment grey microcement
    Topciment grey microcement applied on bathroom floors and walls.

    4. Easy and simple cleaning

    Decorating a bathroom is one of the laziest things in the world, isn't it? A problem that with this continuous coating disappears. A microcement bath is very easy to clean because the absence of joints in this coating prevents the accumulation of dirt. All you have to do is to use a neutral cleaner and a cleaning cloth for daily care and... you're done! Although we recommend our Ecoclean Basic microcement cleaner for domestic use, capable of removing any type of dirt.

    5. Enhances natural light

    If there is something that occupies and worries when it comes to renovating a bathroom, it is that it is luminous, creating a relaxed atmosphere. Microcement in bathrooms is ideal because it enhances natural light as if it were reflected on it.

    6. Quick installation of microcement in bathroom

    As the application of microcement does not require any building work, installation will be very quick. If it is applied on floors, you will have to wait about 2 or 3 days to be able to walk on the new flooring without any problems. Isn't that fantastic?

    On the other hand, if you decide to cover the bathroom furniture basin with microcement or the shower tray, the application time is a week.

    Regarding the application of microcement in bathrooms, the process varies depending on the type of microcement chosen and the surface to be covered (whether it is walkable or non-walkable).

    7. Microcement in bathroom is anti-slip

    Moisture due to condensation and water in the bathroom can cause slips and falls. A problem that is avoided by applying microcement in the bathroom. Depending on the finish given to the flooring, the varnish with which it is sealed, and the type of microcement used, the floor acquires this property. So it is a perfect solution for this room.

    8. The microcement bathroom offers waterproofing

    The hundreds of renovation projects in which shower trays and furniture have been covered with microcement are no coincidence. The excellent resistance to running water of this material allows you to give free rein to your creativity. Forget about possible leaks. We recommend sealing the substrate with Topsealer WT One Coat or Topsealer WT All in One (for ready-to-use microcement).

    Make sure beforehand that the substrate on which the microcement is going to be applied is free of dampness. If there is any and it is not corrected, the microcement will "copy" the dampness.

    baño microcemento bolera
    Bolera in A Coruña (Spain) with microcement in the floor and washbasin of the bathroom.

    Price of microcement bathroom

    The price of microcement bathroom depends on several elements such as the difficulty of the work, the quality of the microcement to be used as well as what is going to be covered. It is not the same to apply microcement on the floor or walls of the bathroom as it is to make a shower tray or a bathtub.

    In Topciment we have approved applicators worlwide, accustomed to perform all types of works of bathrooms with microcement.

    5 Ideas for applying microcement in bathrooms

    Microcement in bathrooms can be applied in many ways and in many places. The experts at Topciment give you some of the most interesting ideas to achieve a magazine bathroom.

    1. Microcement bathtub and shower

    For some time now, there has been a boom in the production of microcement bathtubs and showers. Fundamentally because, apart from its beautiful aesthetics, microcement is a decorative coating that is low-maintenance and easy to clean.

    But also because of the ability of this innovative coating to create anti-slip finishes to prevent those treacherous slips that we all suffer from at some point in our lives. Our Topsealer WT Anti Slip varnish makes the microcement bathtub and shower a 100% safe space.

    In addition to this, a waterproof finish can also be achieved with the use of another sealant to prevent water from standing in the shower tray and fungal growth.

    2. Microcement on bathroom countertop and basin

    A waterproofing that makes it very suitable to cover with microcement the worktop or bathroom basin, two elements that are constantly exposed to water. The wide range of Topciment microcement colours allows numerous designs for countertops and bathroom basins. However, white microcement and grey microcement are still the most popular when renovating a bathroom.

    3. Microcement shelves in bathroom

    Organisation and storage in the bathroom is essential. Sometimes it can be a real headache when the bathroom in question is very small. Therefore, optimising space as much as possible is a priority.

    Regardless of its size, opting for a bathroom shelf with microcement is a good idea, since it not only allows you to store hygiene items such as towels, but also contributes to providing a sense of continuity to the whole room. Furthermore, the flexibility of this material allows you to create any type of microcement furniture in the bathroom, not only shelves.

    Grey microcement bathtub
    Large grey microcement bathtub matching the wall that has also been covered with Topciment microcement.

    4. Microcement walls and floors in bathrooms

    The most widespread use of microcement was not going to be an exception in the case of bathrooms. Covering the walls, but above all the bathroom floors with microcement is one of the preferred options. This type of flooring should be taken into account because, as mentioned above, it can become non-slip.

    As you have seen, the potential of microcement in bathrooms is immense. These skills have made architects, interior designers and other construction professionals fall in love with it.

    5. Microcement basins

    One of the best ideas for applying microcement in bathrooms is to build a washbasin because of its low maintenance, functionality, design and modern aesthetics. Whatever the colour of the microcement, the final finish will be very attractive, smooth and pleasant to the touch.

    When manufacturing a microcement washbasin, a series of considerations must be taken into account, which will be explained below.

    lavabo baño microcemento
    Baño de estilo industrial con lavabo de microcemento color Pizarra. La obra, donde también se ha aplicado nuestro microcemento en suelo, se ha realizado en una casa en Bélgica.

    1. Microcement washbasin with a good slope to the drain

    It must be ensured that the future microcement washbasin has a good slope to the drain to avoid water standing, which would be fatal. By ensuring this, most problems will be avoided when applying microcement to a washbasin.

    2. Reinforcing microcement washbasin edges

    One of our experts' tips, although not necessary at first sight, is to reinforce the edges of the microcement washbasin with aluminium trims. Doing so adds extra quality, consistency and design to the washbasin coated with smoothed microcement.

    3. Waterproofing microcement washbasin

    One of the great advantages of creating a microcement washbasin is the waterproof character that can be given to this coating with specialised sealants. With our varnishes, the microcement washbasin will resist environmental humidity and running water without any problems.

    4. Wide range of possibilities for microcement washbasins

    Microcement washbasins offer a wide range of decorative possibilities depending on the type of coating. If you are looking for a marked water or stucco look and a soft touch, Microfino microcement is recommended.

    If, on the other hand, a more natural look is preferred, the best choice is Microdeck microcement. However, a stone or rustic finish can also be achieved by applying it with fresh on fresh technique.

    bathroom grey microcement washbasin
    Our Himalaya coloured microcement is the protagonist of the bathroom in this Germany house. The bathroom wall and the washbasin have been covered with microcement.

    Most popular colours for microcement bathroom

    White, grey and beige are the most commonly used colours in microcement bathrooms. White, as mentioned above, is the favourite shade to promote the brightness and cleanliness of the room as well as the feeling of spaciousness in smaller microcement bathrooms.

    On the other hand, beige and other light browns are an ideal microcement colour for those bathrooms looking for a more rustic atmosphere and style. If you are looking for just the opposite, a more modern and contemporary style, grey is the best ally. In any case, it is important to note that the versatility of microcement in bathrooms allows you to combine various colours.

    Which microcement to use for bathrooms

    The choice of one type of microcement or another for the bathroom is subject to the client's preference. The finish you have in mind. On this basis, at Topciment we have developed different systems that are ideal for application in this room.

    Microfino, microcement for bathroom walls

    For vertical and non-trafficable surfaces in the bathroom, we have Microfino. An ideal microcement due to its smooth finish which makes it easier to clean. It also stands out for its very characteristic watermark effect. This line includes Sttandard Microfino (two-component microcement) and Evoluttion Microfino (one-component microcement).

    Microdeck, microcement for bathroom floors and furniture

    Microdeck, on the other hand, is the most suitable microcement for bathroom floors and furniture. A more robust covering with a natural and rustic appearance. It stands out for its magnificent resistance to wear and tear due to abrasion and traffic. It also has the particularity of being able to be applied with the fresco on fresco technique. On the one hand we have Sttandard Microdeck Microdeck, both two-component microcements, and on the other hand Evoluttion Microdeck, a one-component microcement.

    large bathroom with microcement on walls
    Luxurious home with large bathroom with microcement on walls and ceiling.

    Industtrial, microcement with greater impermeability for the bathroom

    Industtrial is a microcement for bathrooms that must be taken into account. It can be applied both on walls and floors, but that is not why it stands out. It stands out for its greater impermeability, hardness and resistance. This is due to its composition with aggregates and epoxy resin.

    Efectto Quartz, ready-to-use microcement for the bathroom

    To be less complicated, but to obtain the same finishes and resistance. That is why we created Efectto Quartz, a ready-to-use microcement that is equally suitable for bathroom floors and walls. It is available in different granulometries.

    As you have seen, the potential of microcement in bathrooms is immense. These skills have made architects, interior designers and other construction professionals fall in love with it. Which one do you prefer?

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