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

Efectto Quartz is the ready-to-use microcement line that offers highly decorative continuous finishes. Its exclusive formula does not contain cements that can cause unforeseen shrinkage or cracking.

A coating conceived for professionals who want to be more productive, increase the speed of microcement application and avoid debris. For all these reasons, Efectto Quartz is the best choice for work on houses that are already inhabited.

This ready-to-use microcement stands out for its low thickness which, together with its great adherence, makes it possible to apply it on practically any substrate. A coating suitable for vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and outdoors.

Efeccto Quartz is available in 16 exclusive microcement colours and in four different granulometries. All of them stand out for their natural look.

Unlike the two-component microcement Sttandard or the one-component microcement Evoluttion, the colour of Efectto Quartz is more homogeneous and retains the coating's own texture.

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 0.1.

Download the Efectto Quartz Small data sheet here

Types of ready-to-use finishing microcement for walls

Efectto Quartz Small Grain 17 Kg
Efectto Quartz Small Grain 6 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/m3

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Taber Abrasion

42 mg

Consumption

One coat of Efectto Quartz Small Grain : 0,250 kg/m².

Packaging

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

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 0.2.

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

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/m3

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Taber Abrasion

66 mg

Consumption

One coat of Efectto Quartz Medium Grain: 0,450 kg/m².

Packaging

Efectto Quartz Medium Grain ready-to-use microcement floor finish is packaged in 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 0.3 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

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/m3

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Taber Abrasion

42 mg

Consumption

One coat of Efectto Small Grain: 0,9 kg/m².

Packaging

Efectto Quartz Big Grain ready-to-use microcement for wall preparation is packaged in 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

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/m3

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Taber Abrasion

66 mg

Consumption

One coat of Efectto Quartz Small Grain: 1,3 kg/m².

Packaging

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

Ready-to-use microcement application Efectto Quartz on walls

Step 1
Fill the joints with Efectto Quartz Big Grain and sand.
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Step 2
Apply a coat of Primacem Plus/ABS by roller.
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Step 3
Trowel on a coat of Efectto Quartz Big Grain and sand.
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Step 4
Trowel on a coat of Efectto Quartz Big Grain and sand.
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Step 5
Trowel on a coat of Efectto Quartz Small Grain and sand.
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Step 6
Apply three coats of Topsealer WT All in One by roller and sand.
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+ Ready-to-use microcement application Efectto Quartz on floors

Step 1
Fill the joints with Efectto Quartz Super Grain and sand.
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paso 1 aplicacion pure mettal
Step 2
Apply a coat of Primacem Plus/ABS by roller.
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paso 1 aplicacion pure mettal
Step 3
Trowel on a coat of Efectto Quartz Super Grain and sand.
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Step 4
Trowel on a coat of Efectto Quartz Super Grain and sand.
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Step 5
Trowel on a coat of Efectto Quartz Medium Grain and sand.
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Step 6
Apply three coats of Topsealer WT All in One by roller and sand.
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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 high-end decorative system for professionals designed to achieve high design decoration

Efectto Quartz is a continous decorative coating with a low film thickness and because of it high grip, you can apply it to tiles, terrazo, gypsume, cements, etc… Its handmade application is made with the trowel in several layers. It is suitable in interiors and outdoors applications, in vertical and horizontal parameters.

Efectto can be use by itself or as complement of, for example, the sttandard line because these have a total different finish, colours and texture.

How to apply?

Before the application of Efectto Quartz, it is necessary to prepare the surface with a primer.

The application of Efectto Quartz will be apply in several layers with the trowel, the same in interior, exterior, in vertical and horizontal surface, always if the surface is even and consolidated.

It is important that the layers are thin, otherwise cracks should appear. Allow 4 hour of drying time between layers.

Once the product is dry, it should seal with Topsealer finish.

The following that has to consider:

  • Never apply on natural woods or substrate from different expansion ways. de forma diferente.
  • The substrate has to be consolidated.
  • The surface it has to be dry, free of dust and oil.
  • The planimetry will determine the final aspect.

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.