Micro concrete on walls: everything you need to know about its use.

Micro concrete is a decorative coating that has become popular due to its massive use as continuous flooring in private homes as well as in large premises and shops. Its versatility in terms of finishes, colours and textures, as well as its functionality and competitive price, are some of the factors responsible for the boom that this coating has experienced for some time now.

A popularity that is not only limited to floors, as the use of micro concrete walls has skyrocketed in recent years in both interior and exterior spaces. The fact that micro concrete on walls is very popular is due to its elegant aesthetics, its durability, its easy cleaning and maintenance and the absence of costly renovations, among many other qualities.

Micro concrete on walls: all advantages

The fact that micro concrete on walls has become a trend in decoration and design, especially in interiors, is no coincidence. In fact, micro concrete is one of the best wall coverings on the market for many reasons.

Whether you decide to use micro concrete for the walls of a particular room or a whole, you will obtain a long-lasting aesthetic result without unnecessary complex work. Whatever style you want to give your space, micro concrete walls are the perfect solution.

Proyecto Carmen House con micro concrete
Our White Micro concrete has been chosen to cover the interior walls of the luxurious Carmen House.

Forget about building work with micro concrete walls

Undoubtedly, the great added value of using micro concrete on walls is to escape from the most chaotic part of a conventional renovation: the rubble involved in building work. A factor that inevitably forces the home or premises to be renovated to remain unused for a certain period of time.

A handicap that disappears completely when micro concrete is applied to walls. Thanks to its thickness of just 3 mm and its compatibility with all types of materials (marble, tiles, stoneware, ceramic, terrazzo, tiles, etc.), it is laid directly on the substrate without having to remove the existing material.

Micro concrete walls: resistance and durability

Micro concrete walls offer high resistance to knocks, scratches and chemical products.

Excellent chemical and mechanical resistance proves that micro concrete is much more than just a decorative coating.

An indication of the enormous potential and durability of this non-cracking wall covering that has spread like wildfire in recent years.

Micro concrete for interior and exterior walls

Who said that micro concrete can only be used for walls in interior rooms?

Micro concrete is a material whose properties are not damaged by exposure to sunlight. This resistance to UV rays, as well as to changes in temperature and humidity, has led to this coating being increasingly in demand as an exterior wall covering.

Take advantage of the impermeability of micro concrete walls

Micro concrete walls are impermeable to running water, which is why they are so popular in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. In the case of bathrooms, micro concrete showers are one of the most popular resources.

Almost non-existent cleanliness thanks to micro concrete for walls

Whoever says they like to spend endless hours cleaning is not telling the truth. Thanks to the absence of joints in micro concrete for walls, cleaning will not be a problem as fungi or germs will not proliferate. By avoiding the accumulation of dirt, cleaning is practically non-existent. It is enough to use a damp cloth and neutral soap once a week.

Microcemento on the walls of a cinema
Image of the avant-garde IPIC cinema in Miami where our micro concrete has been used on the walls.

Micro concrete walls: why they are fashionable

Few materials are capable of imprinting the industrial character that micro concrete walls achieve. The loft style that emerged in New York and that continues to cause a sensation today is very easy to achieve with micro concrete walls. That is why they are so fashionable.

An ambience that is quick and easy to achieve and, best of all, lasts for a long time. But the wide palette of micro concrete colours for walls goes far beyond the characteristic grey of the industrial style. As well as the variety of finishes: gloss, matt, satin, etc. A plurality that has led to the use of micro concrete for walls being here to stay.

Micro concrete walls in bathroom
Bathroom renovation in Düsseldorf (Germany) with Himalaya coloured micro concrete walls

Minimalist, elegant, continuous spaces that provide a greater sense of spaciousness. An aesthetic to which we must add the resistance and durability of micro concrete on walls. In fact, Topciment's micro concrete for walls is guaranteed for up to 10 years. Forget about chipping, cracks and damp. What other wall covering can offer the same?

Micro concrete on kitchen walls: an absolute trend

It is no secret that micro concrete walls in kitchens are a real decorative trend. The walls of this room require a coating capable of resisting environmental humidity, the chemical and cleaning products used as well as the impacts and knocks to which they are exposed by everyday objects.

Requirements that micro concrete on kitchen walls more than meets, as well as providing a decorative finish that is aesthetically very attractive. Likewise, micro concrete walls in kitchens can boast finishes that are impermeable to running water and are impervious to stains and liquids.

However, one of the most important benefits of applying micro concrete to kitchen walls is undoubtedly that the kitchen will not be unusable while the renovation is being carried out, as no building work or removal of existing materials is necessary.

imagen isla cocina micro concrete
Modern industrial kitchen in which grey micro concrete has been used on the walls.

Applying micro concrete on walls: step-by-step application

To apply micro concrete on walls, five well-defined steps must be taken into account.

1. Clean the surface before applying micro concrete on walls.

2. Prime the micro concrete walls and use a fibreglass mesh.

3. Apply two coats of micro concrete base for walls.

4. Apply two coats of micro concrete wall finish.

5. Seal and protect the micro concrete walls.

If you want to learn more about applying micro concrete on walls, know which products to use and the drying times you have to respect between each step, visit this page.

How much does it cost to apply micro concrete on walls? Price 2021

There are several factors that come into play when defining the price of micro concrete on walls. Firstly, the length of the surface to be covered. The more metres there are, the higher the cost of micro concrete on walls.

Secondly, it is necessary to analyse the state of the surface of the future micro concrete walls. If the substrate is in poor condition, the price of applying micro concrete on walls will be higher as it will be necessary to remove the damaged pieces.

Thirdly, although it is obvious, the quality of the micro concrete for walls plays an important role. The higher the performance, the more it will cost to put micro concrete on walls. In this sense, it is important to remember that cheap often ends up being very expensive, so skimping on the quality of the material is not the most advisable thing to do.

Fourthly and lastly, labour costs. Each applicator, depending on their experience, the complexity of the renovation and the micro concrete to be used, will set one price or another for micro concrete walls. However, as a general rule, the final cost of applying micro concrete to walls is between 60 and 100 euros per square metre.

Microfino micro concrete, the best for micro concrete walls

Thanks to its fine-grained texture that is very pleasant and silky to the touch, Microfino micro concrete is one of the most suitable for micro concrete walls. A coating that produces a very characteristic watermark effect that embellishes the future wall clad with Micro concrete.

proyecto con micro concrete terrabean
Image of the interior of Terra Bean To Bar, a chocolate shop in Taipei where the walls have been covered with Microfino brown micro concrete

Although Microfino is the most suitable micro concrete for walls, at Topciment we have also developed Microdeck. This is a medium-textured micro concrete, created to be applied mainly on floors and pavements, but which can be laid on walls thanks to the wet on wet technique. In this way, a finish is obtained that is almost as smooth as Microfino but more natural, as the water effect is less noticeable.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive in your email tips for the application and care of micro concrete, the latest trends and news about Topciment products.