How to clean microcement: specialised products and recommendations
Microcement is currently the construction material par excellence. Not only because of the great decorative possibilities it offers, but above all because it is a very resistant coating and has great durability, among many other benefits. Not to mention the fact that it can be applied on any material without the need for building work.
But what about cleaning microcement? In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know to clean this decorative covering. From the most suitable products to tips and recommendations from our experts for cleaning microcement..
Tips and recommendations for cleaning microcement
Our experts recommend taking into account a series of factors when cleaning microcement. As the impact on microcement walls is considerably less than in the case of pavements, since they are not walkable surfaces, we are going to focus on microcement floors.
This decorative coating is experiencing exponential growth and can be found as a covering for all types of floors, both in private homes and in large warehouses or commercial premises.
Here you have four of the most important tips for cleaning microcement:
1. In the first week after applying the microcement, it is very important not to clean the floor under any circumstances. During the drying of the microcement floor, it is essential to air the room so that it dries properly before carrying out any cleaning work on the microcement. Spilling any type of liquid on the floor could change the colour of the microcement floor, causing the surface to lighten or even whiten. Therefore, avoid at all costs even walking on the floor.
2. After the first week following the application of microcement on the floor, the microcement floor can be cleaned very gently using only water. Why? Because it is necessary to wait for the porosity of the microcement floor to close completely, and this only happens after the first seven days.
3. Wait at least one month for the microcement floor to acquire the hardness and resistance it provides. After this time, the microcement can be cleaned with water and neutral soap.
4. Do not use under any circumstances abrasive or aggressive products such as metallic brushes, sandpaper, acids or ammonia, among others. If you do so, the microcement floor could be seriously damaged.
Specialised products for cleaning microcement
Although water and neutral soap are enough to clean microcement, both floors and walls, at Topciment we offer two specialised products for cleaning microcement. Two cleaners that enhance even more the durability of the optimal state of this innovative coating.
Cleaning microcement with Ecoclean Basic
Ecoclean Basic is an ecological detergent cleaner aimed at a more domestic environment, as it is ideal for cleaning microcement walls and floors in private homes. Thanks to its high degreasing and descaling power, it quickly removes accumulated grease, food residues, limescale and oil marks.
But how is it applied to the microcement floor or the microcement wall? It's very easy. Just dilute it with water and apply it to the surface with a mop, sprayer, spray ball or sponge. To clean the microcement in depth, the product should be left to act for 5 to 15 minutes.
Cleaning microcement with Ecoclean Pro
At Topciment we also have Ecoclean Pro , an environmentally friendly, alkaline detergent cleaner. A feature that leads to the need to use protection to clean microcement on walls and floors, which is why it is intended for purely professional use.
Ecolean Pro is highly recommended for cleaning garages or workshops, hotels, restaurant kitchens, hospitals, hotels, airports, shopping centres and other large surfaces. Unlike Ecoclean Basic, its degreasing power is much higher, and it is therefore able to remove practically all stains and marks. Even the most difficult and persistent ones such as tyre marks, release agents, pollution, soot, limescale, oil, food residues, grease, blood, etc.
As for its application on microcement walls or microcement floors, it can be appliedboth concentrated and diluted in waterdepending on the degree of soiling of the surface. In the case of diluting the cleaner with water and then spraying it on the surface to be treated, the product should be left to act for 5 to 15 minutes. Once this time has elapsed, wipe with a cloth or wipe and then rinse with water.