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Ready-to-use microcement for high decoration | Efectto Quartz

Efectto Quartz es la línea de microcemento listo al uso que ofrece acabados continuos de alta decoración. Su exclusiva fórmula no contiene cementos que puedan ocasionar retracciones imprevistas o fisuras.

Un revestimiento continuo concebido para profesionales que buscan ser más productivos, incrementar la velocidad en la aplicación de microcemento y evitar escombros. Por todo ello, el microcemento listo al uso Efectto Quartz es la mejor elección para realizar obras en casas ya habitadas.

Este microcemento listo al uso destaca por su bajo espesor que, sumado a su gran adherencia, posibilida que pueda aplicarse prácticamente sobre cualquier soporte. Un revestimiento apto para superficies verticales y horizontales, estancias interiores y exteriores.

El microcemento listo al uso Efeccto Quartz está disponible en 16 colores de microcemento exclusivos y en cuatro granulometrías distintas. Todas ellas sobresalen por su logrado aspecto natural.

A diferencia Sttandard o Evoluttion, el color del microcemento listo al uso Efectto Quartz es más homogéneo y conserva la textura propia del revestimiento.

Logo Efectto Quartz Small Grain

Ready-to-use microcement for wall finishes

Efectto Quartz Small Grain is our ready-to-use microcement finish for walls and other vertical surfaces. It is a filled microcement that is applied in a single coat after two coats of Efectto Quartz Big Grain. It has a maximum grain size of 0.125 mm.

Download the Efectto Quartz Small data sheet here

Types of ready-to-use finishing microcement for walls

Efectto Quartz
Efectto Quartz Small Grain 17 Kg
Efectto Quartz
Efectto Quartz Small Grain 6 Kg
Efectto Quartz
Efectto Quartz Small Grain 1,7 Kg

Technical characteristics

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Maximum thickness per layer

0,3 mm

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Shore D hardness

45 mg

Densidad aparente
Density

1,63 g/cm

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Taber Abrasion

42 mg

Consumption

The consumption of Efectto Quartz Small Grain ready to use microcement wall finish is 0.250 kg/m².

Packaging

Efectto Quartz Small Grain ready-to-use microcement wall finish is packaged in 1.7, 6 and 17 kg black plastic conical buckets.

Grano medio

Ready-to-use finishing microcement for floors and paving

Efectto Quartz Medium Grain is our ready-to-use microcement finish for floors and pavements. It is applied in a single coat after Efectto Quartz Super Grain. Its maximum grain size is 0.250 mm.

Download the Efectto Quartz Medium Grain data sheet here

Ready-to-use finishing microcement types for floors

  Efectto Quartz Medium Grain 17 Kg
Efectto Quartz Medium Grain 17 Kg
 Efectto Quartz Medium Grain 6 Kg
Efectto Quartz Medium Grain 6 Kg
Efectto Quartz
Efectto Quartz Medium Grain 1,7 Kg

Technical characteristics

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Maximum thickness per layer

0,5 mm

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Shore D hardness

66 mg

Densidad aparente
Density

1,61 g/cm

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Taber Abrasion

66 mg

Consumption

The consumption of Efectto Quartz Medium Grain ready to use microcement for floors is 0.450 kg/m²

Packaging

Efectto Quartz Medium Grain ready-to-use microcement floor finish is packaged in 1.7, 6 and 17 kg black plastic conical buckets.

Logo Efectto Quartz Big Grain

Ready to use preparation microcement for walls

Efectto Quartz Big Grain is the ready-to-use microcement line for wall preparation. After applying this coating, a layer of Efectto Quartz Small Grain finishing microcement with a maximum grain size of 0.35 mm is applied.

Download the Efectto Quartz Big Grain data sheet here.

Types of ready-to-use microcement for wall preparation

Efectto Quartz Big Grain 17 Kg
Efectto Quartz Big Grain 17 Kg
Efectto Quartz Big Grain 6 Kg
Efectto Quartz Big Grain 6 Kg
Efectto Quartz
Efectto Quartz Big Grain 1,7 Kg

Technical characteristics

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Maximum thickness per layer

0,8 mm

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Shore D hardness

45 mg

Densidad aparente
Density

1,65 g/cm

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Taber Abrasion

42 mg

Consumption

The consumption of Efectto Big Grain ready to use microcement wall preparation is 0.9 kg/m².

Packaging

Efectto Quartz Big Grain ready-to-use microcement for wall preparation is packaged in 1.7, 6 and 17 kg black plastic conical buckets.

Logo Efectto Quartz Super Grain

Ready-to-use microcement for floor and wall preparation

Efectto Quartz Super Grain is the ready-to-use microcement range for preparing floors and pavements. After applying this product, a coat of Efectto Quartz Medium Grain finishing microcement should be applied. The maximum grain size is 0.5.

Download the Efectto Quartz Super Grain data sheet here

Types of ready-to-use microcement for floor preparation

Efectto Quartz Super Grain 17 Kg
Efectto Quartz Super Grain 17 Kg
Efectto Quartz Super Grain 6 Kg
Efectto Quartz Super Grain 6 Kg
Efectto Quartz
Efectto Quartz Super Grain 1,7 Kg

Technical characteristics

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Maximum thickness per layer

1 mm

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Shore D hardness

66 mg

Densidad aparente
Density

1,67 g/cm

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Taber Abrasion

66 mg

Consumption

The consumption of Efectto Quartz Super Grain ready to use microcement for floor preparation is 1.3 kg/m².

Packaging

Efectto Quartz Super Grain ready-to-use microcement is packaged in 1.7, 6 kg and 17 kg black plastic conical buckets.

Application ready to use microcement Quartz Effect on walls

Step 1. Clean and prepare the substrate.

Make sure the surface is level and consolidated. Clean and dry the substrate.

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Step 2. Fill joints.

On tiles, fill joints with Primacem Joint. Allow to dry for 24 hours and sand with 40 grit sandpaper.

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Step 3. Priming.

Apply 1 coat of primer. Primacem Plus for non-absorbent surfaces, Primacem ABS for absorbent surfaces. Allow to dry for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

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Step 4. First coat ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Big Grain.

Apply the first layer of pigmented Efectto Quartz Big Grain ready to use microcement with a trowel. Allow to dry for 4 to 8 hours. Sand with 40 grit sandpaper.

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Step 5. Second coat of ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Big Grain.

Trowel on a second coat of pigmented Efectto Quartz Big Grain ready to use microcement. Allow to dry for 4 to 8 hours. Then sand with 40 grit sandpaper.

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Step 6. One coat of ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Small Grain.

Apply 1 coat of pigmented Efectto Quartz Small Grain ready to use microcement by trowel. Allow to dry for 4 to 8 hours. Sand with 120 grit (machine) or 220 grit (by hand).

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Step 7. Sealing

Protect the substrate with Topsealer WT All in One. Apply 3 coats, 4 for damp areas and high traffic areas. Sand the first coat with 400 grit. Allow 3 hours drying time between coats.

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+ Ready to use microcement application Quartz Effect on floors

Step 1. Clean and prepare the substrate.

Check that the surface is level and consolidated. Clean and dry the substrate.

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Step 2. Filling joints.

Fill tile joints of tiles with Primacem Joint. Allow to dry for 24 hours and sand with 40 grit.

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Step 3. Priming.

Apply 1 coat of primer. Primacem ABS for absorbent surfaces and Primacem Plus for non-absorbent surfaces. Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes, 2 hours maximum.

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Step 4. First coat ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Super Grain.

Apply a first coat of pigmented Efectto Quartz Super Grain ready to use microcement by trowel. Allow to dry for 4 to 8 hours. Sand with 40 grit sandpaper.

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Step 5. Second coat of ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Super Grain.

Apply the second layer of ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Super Grain pigmented by trowel. After a drying time of 4 to 8 hours, sand with 40 grit.

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Step 6. One coat of ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Medium

Apply one coat of the ready to use microcement Efectto Quartz Medium Grain pigmented by trowel. Allow to dry for 4-8 hours and sand with 120 grit (machine sanding) or 220 grit (hand sanding).

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Step 7. Sealing.

Use Topsealer WT All in One varnish to protect the substrate. Apply 3 coats, 4 coats for wet or high traffic areas. Use 400 grit for sanding the first coat. Let dry 3 hours between coats.

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Colours

Cairo Dakar Tunez Oran
Tanger Malta Adra Samos
Bari Derna Oslo Malmo
Turku Kemi Bergen Tibet
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Frequent questions

What is Efectto?

Efectto Quartz is a highly decorative ready to use microcement for professionals designed to achieve unique and elegant designs.

A continuous decorative coating of low thickness which, due to its great adherence, can be applied on tile, terrazzo, plaster, concrete and other materials. It is applied by hand in several layers using a trowel. It is suitable for interior and exterior applications, on vertical and horizontal surfaces.

A ready to use microcement that can be used alone or as a complement to, for example, the Sttandard line, as they have completely different finishes, colours and textures.

How is Efectto Quartz ready to use microcement applied?

Before applying Efectto Quartz ready to use microcement, it is necessary to prepare the surface with a primer.

Efectto Quartz is applied in several layers with a trowel, both indoors and outdoors and on vertical and horizontal surfaces as long as they are level and consolidated.

It is important that the layers are thin, otherwise cracks may occur. Allow 4 to 8 hours drying time between coats.

Once the product is dry, seal with Topsealer WT All in One top coat.

Please note the following:

  • Never apply on natural wood or substrates consisting of parts that may expand differently.
  • The substrate must be consolidated.
  • The surface must be dry, free of dust and grease.
  • The planimetry of the substrate will determine the final appearance.

what happens if there is joints?

It is necesarry to level the surface with Effecto Super Grain if there is joints. If the joints are too wide, it has to repare with a mortar with low shrinkage.

Is it necessary to mixed before using it?

Before starting to use Efectto Quartz it is necessary to mix it with a mechanical shaker or vigorously by hand to homogenize the product

What properties do have Efectto?

  • Ready to use, so you do not need to make any mixture.
  • Faster to apply than a traditional microcement.
  • Faster to dry than a traditional microcement.
  • Easy to apply, with no previous application experience
  • Very good adherence to the substrate
  • Flexible and it doesn't have shrink.
  • High abrasion resistance.
  • Wide range of colours and effects.
  • Compatible with conventional tintometric systems.

What range of colours have Efectto?

Efectto Quartz has a wide collection of colours and cromatic posibilities depending on floors or walls application. See our colour chart.

Efectto is pigmented?

No. It can be pigmented if the order is over 1000kg, if it is not, you have to buy the pigment separately.

To pigment Efectto, it can be done vigorously manually and it should pour all the pigment in the bucket and shake it until you have a homogenious mix.

Mesh can be use?

Mesh cannot be use because it is a decorative product to apply in thin layers. It is very important always to respect drying times to get the maximum performance. 

What happens if I use mesh?

For this kind of product mesh is not suitable. In case you have used it, we will need a thick layer to cover it, affecting the drying time and its hardness, also increase the risk of cracks.

Efectto does not have cement, made of resins, so it has less shrink, more flexible and lightly more elastic, therefore using mesh will damage the system.

How to maintain the quality of the unused product after the job is finished?

It is recomended using a plastic stick to the material to avoid the air. Doing this it will maintain perfectly without loosing properties.

What guarantee has Efectto?

Efectto has 5 years guarantee from the production date. If you do not follow correctly the application process the product will loose its guarantee.

From what substrate you can apply Efectto Quartz?

Efectto Quartz can apply in vertical and horizontal substrate. It can apply on tiles, terrazo, gypsum, cement, etc.

Where it can be use Efectto Quartz?

Efectto is a very resistant material that can be applied in interiors and exteriors, also in wet rooms like as bathrooms even inside the showers. For all the product situation sealing process is key to work perfectly.

Is Efectto Quartz waterproof?

Efectto itself is not waterproof. To achieve a total waterproof it is necessary to apply the final sealer. Thanks to the sealer, the material can apply in all kind of surfaces.

How to clean Efectto Quartz?

To ensure a longer life of our microcements, we recommend using the cleaning product and care of microcement Topciment: Ecoclean and wax maintenance Ceraciment, as follows to this pdf

Can microcement be applied to a radiant floor?

Yes, but before applying it, a heating protocol must be carried out in order to avoid the possibility that expansion, produced by the temperature changes in the floor, will crack the microcement itself.

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The heating protocol is as follows:

1. Turn on the heating at least 4 weeks after placing the cement mortar.

2. Maintain the water entering the circuits at 25°C throughout 2 or 3 days. Then gradually increase the water temperature to 45°C and keep it on for several days.

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

Microcement floors should be applied to cementitious mortars that have reached an advanced setting stage. This occurs after three or four weeks drying-out, depending on the weather. In any case, it is essential that the mortar is practically dry. To achieve this, there should be a maximum of 5% humidity in the support, which must be checked with a relative humidity meter.  

We recommend using quality self-levelling cement mortars.

Supports with powdery mortars are not at all suitable, since the base state for the application must be consistent, if otherwise then the base should be consolidated.

After applying the microcement, at least 48 hours should pass before the heating is gradually turned on (+5°C each day).

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

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

Always avoid an accumulation of heat caused by rugs and carpets, or the lack of space between the furniture and the floor.

Important!  Between the floor and the vertical faces there will always be a joint to permit dilation. Failure to comply with this indicated requirement may result in cracking.