Microcement is an incredibly modern, smooth and contemporary kitchen flooring option, with countless styles and designs, from marble-effect gloss finishes to sleek matte black or grey, for a polished concrete flooring look and even wall coverings.
The versatility, extreme durability and sleek, seamless appearance of microcement make it uniquely suited to kitchen spaces – while it’s more often used as a flooring finish, Flexflooring can also use microcement for sinks, counters and worktops.
Because microcement doesn’t have joints, it creates a continuous line, ideal for hygiene, aesthetics and functionality, able to withstand water, high traffic and humid, steamy conditions.
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There are several advantages, not least that microcement can be applied quickly, often without requiring any initial work such as stud work or panelling – it also avoids the rubble and dust that are common in kitchen renovations or redecoration projects.
We’ll look at some of the biggest positives below.
Although microcement has a premium feel, it can be cost-effective because it is much faster to apply the decorative coating compared to almost any material. A direct application removes the need for disruptive building work and means your new kitchen is finished in a few days.
You can choose any colour, pigment or shade for your kitchen, including subtle neutrals, natural stone effects and bright, striking hues.
Because microcement is resistant to heat and cleaning products, it gives a luxe appearance while being easy to keep clean, disinfected, and free of bacteria, without gaps or lines between tiles that attract germs and particles.
Although the microcement itself is not entirely waterproof, we often apply a sealant or varnish to achieve the look you require and ensure that the material is waterproof, with additional hardness for a longer life span.
Steamy kitchens can often encounter slippery, skiddy floors due to moisture, but with an anti-slip top coating, your microcement kitchen floor is engineered to have the right grip.
The adaptable designs, finishes, textures and colours of microcement are excellent for homeowners who want a striking kitchen tailored to their tastes and preferences.
Microcement kitchens are also common in commercial settings, often for high-end hotels or restaurants that want a stunning kitchen space, particularly if this is open to view by diners or guests.
Industrial-style microcement can be mixed with epoxy for a tough, strong floor, worktop counters or wall coverings that can withstand heavy traffic, heat and humidity while looking unique.
Although microcement is a relatively simple material to work with, we strongly recommend using an experienced professional team to apply your microcement to whichever surfaces of your kitchen you wish to remodel.
Getting the mixtures or curing parameters wrong can mean that you end up with a poorly prepared surface or incorrect layers that compromise the microcement strength and appearance.
For example, suppose the surface flooring beneath the microcement is cracked, unstable or has loose tiles. In that case, you may see faults in the microcement surface, problems with the colour integrity or even fissures running through your new flooring.
Our capable, qualified microcement installers can provide a site visit before fitting a microcement covering to ensure any preparatory works have been completed.
It is also important to select the right microcement for the job since the right protective finishes, varnishes, or waterproof coatings will depend on the size and usage of your kitchen.
The joy of microcement is that you can finish all the visible surfaces in your kitchen with this diverse material – either with a coordinated colour scheme or with matching palettes and tones for an eclectic finish.
Microcement is used for:
You can review some of our many microcement projects through our website for ideas and inspiration about the impact of different shades and styles.
For example, matching microcement against soft furnishings such as curtains or using a range of creams, whites, and greys can have an incredible impact and transform how your kitchen looks and feels.
As a wall covering, you can redecorate your walls with microcement for a dramatic style change without needing to remove the existing surfacing in most cases.
The inevitable spills and grease that commonly arise from cooking and dining can be cleaned quickly and efficiently with protective surface coatings to prevent staining, water ingress or marks.
Microcement works equally well for worktops, with abrasion and heat resistance, creating a bespoke counter resistant to bacteria, and that does not feature any cracks or joins for food to escape into – making it hygienic and healthy for food preparation.
If you would like more information about using microcement in kitchen spaces, microcement flooring or style ideas, please get in touch with the Flexflooring team.
Our professional installers have years of expertise and can walk you through the quotation, design and fitting process to help you select the perfect kitchen finishes for your home or business.