Finishes and textures of microcement: maximum decorative versatility

The microcementIt is a coating that is obtained as a result of a mixture of cement, sand and pigments, which is applied to a surface to create a smooth and resistant finish. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces, from wood to metal, and is ideal for those looking for a more durable and resistant alternative. There are different types of microcement, and each one produces a very characteristic finish. In addition, it is a material that can be combined with other coatings or materials to create unique textures.

In addition, the strong decorative character of this material is also given by the amount of colors in which it is available. Thus, we have a coating that offers us a large number of decorative options, which help it to stand out from the rest of the coatings on the market.

Textures of microcement: a myriad of possibilities

The textures of microcement are a great option to achieve an elegant and modern look "in any space. With its smooth surface, this coating is ideal for those looking for a alternative to traditional wall coverings. Unlike others, it adheres to the surface. This makes using microcement achieving the desired textures much easier, both indoors and outdoors.

This is another of the great decorative advantages of this material, its versatility. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces, from wood to metal, and in any type of space or environment, from domestic to industrial, but always guaranteeing unique textures and finishes that are difficult to achieve with other coatings. With a wide range of colors and textures available, microcement allows for an unusual amount of looks, nothing comparable to other materials. Thus, with its use, you can achieve everything from rough and natural textures to a smooth finish. If you are looking for a way to give your home or business a modern touch, the textures of microcement are an excellent option. In addition, it is an economical and ecological alternative to traditional wall coverings with which the decorative possibilities are much more limited.

Next, we are going to detail some of the textures that can be achieved with this decorative-construction material.

- Smooth texture: The smooth texture is achieved by applying the microcement with a roller. This finish is ideal for those looking for a smooth surface without joints.

- Textura áspera: La textura áspera se logra al aplicar el microcemento con un cepillo. Este acabado es ideal para aquellos que buscan una superficie áspera y rústica.

- Textura con relieve: La textura con relieve se logra al aplicar el microcemento con un pincel o espátula. Este acabado es ideal para aquellos que buscan una superficie con detalles.

Wall with smooth microcement texture in sand color

Microcement finishes: infinite options

As a material Here are some of the many possible finishes and textures with microcement:

Polished finish

The polished finish is the most popular for wall coverings. It is created by polishing the surface once the microcement has dried. This finish is ideal for those looking for a clean and modern look.

Polished and aged finish

The polished and aged finish is similar to the polished finish, but is achieved by aging the surface with a chemical before polishing it. This finish gives the wall a more rustic look.


Tinted microcement is achieved by mixing the microcement with pigments. This finish gives the wall coating a unique color that turns each floor or wall into a fundamental piece of the decorative system.


Its shiny and resistant surface makes it ideal for use on floors, walls and ceilings. It is also very easy to maintain and clean. It is not used as much because having such intense shine takes away from the colors and the rest of the nuances that these may have.


Matte microcement is one of the many finish options that can be chosen when using microcement. This type of finish is characterized by its polished and sober appearance, which makes it ideal for minimalist or modern spaces. If you are looking for a way to give your home or business a refined and sophisticated appearance, matte microcement is an excellent option.

Rough microcement texture wall


A satin finish is an ideal choice for those looking for a smooth and elegant finish option. This type of finish is characterized by its appearance and its softness to the touch. Because the satin finish is very polished, it is also relatively easy to clean. The satin finish is an excellent choice for those looking for an elegant alternative to waxed or shiny finishes. One of the main advantages of this type of finish is that it does not need to be waxed or polished frequently. It is also much less prone to marks and fingerprints than other types of finishes. The satin finish can be used in a wide variety of applications, including floors, walls and countertops. It has become a popular choice in both commercial and residential applications.

There are many other types of finishes and textures possible with this material. These are just some of the most popular. If you are interested in using microcement for your project, consult a professional to help you select the right finish and texture.

Microcement colors: a material that adapts to your taste

The colors of the microcement do not end and, thanks to them, this material can be adapted to any taste or aesthetic trend, demonstrating once again its decorative versatility.

Thanks to its high capacity to create new colors by mixing pigments, the finishes of the surfaces that are applied with this coating are endless.

The colors that set the trend

Among all the colors in which microcement is available, there are several that are most commonly used in all types of spaces. Thus, from swimming pools to bedrooms, any room or space is ideal to have on its surfaces one of these colors that we are going to detail below.

Room with matte finish on the wall


Black is an elegant and sober color. This, combined with the texture obtained with this tone of microcement, allows to give a touch of sophistication to different areas of your home.

If you opt for black microcement and want to apply it to the entire wall, do it in a room with high ceilings and good lighting. On the other hand, you can balance the power of black microcement by combining it with less intense tones such as white, gray or beige.

While black expresses sadness in some cultures, the application of black microcement creates a texture that gives life and personality. In addition, it combines wonderfully with small decorative pieces whose colors are vivid.

Black is a very suitable color to use in living rooms or fireplaces, highlighting the latter and creating unique contrasts with the rest of the elements in the room.

Gray, beautiful versatility

When we talk about microcement, gray is one of the most used colors. This is, simply, for its versatility and adaptability to any style, but without a doubt it is the most used color to achieve an industrial style.

This tone is ideal for floors, ceilings and walls, as well as for stairs and furniture. In addition, thanks to the ability of microcement to reflect light, when combined with this color, the rooms are filled with brightness, being able to create much more pleasant environments.

The combination of different shades of gray with each other or with other colors creates great contrasts. These tones work very well with wooden furniture, with leather or, even, with iron.

Hotel with tadelakt microcement finish on the wall

White, light and more light

This color evokes many sensations and positive values that can be perceived when coming into visual contact with it. We talk about brilliance, luminosity, and timelessness. In addition, this color is associated with cleanliness and order.

As if that were not enough, it is very combinable with any color, so it is ideal for making combinations in the same room, being in any of the cases a winning combination.

For furniture, the finish with wood and natural fiber materials such as raffia or linen helps to increase warmth and offset the shine emitted by the white microcement.

Its versatility is such that it is used both in bedrooms and in swimming pools as the white adapts perfectly to any environment, as well as to the curbs or parts of the pool.

Beige, style and calm

The beige color is undoubtedly a serious competitor of white tones. If you want light colors for a space that is already flooded with natural light, beige microcement on the walls is one of the best alternatives to create spaces or rooms by slightly reducing the brightness.

In addition, one of the advantages of this color is that it can be combined with both cool and warm colors. This neutral and elegant microcement color adapts to any space, whether traditional or modern.

This shade adapts very well to bathrooms, so, increasingly, many tiles are seen painted in this color. This increases the warmth of the space while also providing feelings of calm and tranquility. In addition, it will match any towel you have.

Grey microcement wall with semi-matte finish

Sand, naturalness and neutrality

If before we were talking about beige as an essential neutral color, sand microcement is not far behind and this leads it to be one of the most used. This color, combined with other elements such as rugs, brings warmth to any space.

In addition, with the right texture, this color creates an environmental harmony that extends throughout the house, perfectly combining with other rooms of different colors.

The sand color can help you achieve flashy and attractive finishes that evoke a subtlety very rarely seen with other colors used in the decorative sector.

For example, in the living room floors it can be a great success to use a color like sand, as it will enhance the decorative qualities of other elements without losing its own.

Topciment color range: create your own shades

Arcocem is the pigment and training system microcement colors exclusive to Topciment. A wide collection of pigmented pastes in which we have more than 30 shades from which, unlimited decorative finishes can be achieved in indoor and outdoor spaces.

Within this variety of quite concentrated liquid colorants that are added to the microcement, we find other product lines such as Arcocem WT Basic and Arcocem WT Plus. Both are compatible with any surface: walls, floors, terraces... With Arcocem, new colors can be obtained from combinations of the existing ones to renovate spaces in a quick and effective way.

Regarding the color collection of the Arcocem WT Basic range: there are White, Black, Smoke Black, Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Vanilla Yellow, Red, Intense Red, Orange Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Magenta. These colors are the basis for the Arcocem WT Plus pigment range.

On the other hand, we have the Arcocem Plus collection, the pigmented pastes from which the colors of the wide chromatic range of Topciment emerge. Among all these, the scale of grays stands out, in which are the colors that users and professionals demand the most.

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