If you have stumbled upon our website, chances are you are either an interior designer, a professional installer , DIY enthusiast, or a client looking to purchase microcement products for your builder.
The biggest confusion when it comes to microcement products is understanding the different systems and products available. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to make the right decision. And if you are unsure about which product to buy and how many, don’t worry, you are not alone, we are here to help !
At ClaudiCemento, we believe in making your shopping experience easy and hassle-free. That’s why we have created this comprehensive guide to help you make the right choices for your project.
We understand that every project is unique and may require different products. That’s why we have a variety of microcement systems and products choose from. Our goal is to provide you with the best products and guidance to ensure your project is a success.
So, let ClaudiCemento be your go-to destination for all your microcement needs.
We guarantee high-quality products and excellent customer service. Start shopping now and let us help you bring your microcement project to life.
We offer two types of Microcement systems:
Traditional ClaudiCemento microcement – monocomponent microcement with crystal resin added to the powder mortar, which is then mixed with water by an installer.
Innovative Ready MIX ClaudiCmento microcement – mineral, ready mixed mortar based on acrylic resins, additives and selected minerals to confer high mechanical and chemical performance with low VOC emissions. Ready to use, the material is intuitive to work with, making it simple for anyone to achieve the desired results.
Both system available in a wide range of colours and three distinct grain sizes: thick grain- BASE, medium grain- DECK, fine grain – FINE.
What should you consider before purchasing ClaudiCemento microcement products?
There are 5 elements that require attention:
- Substrate preparation,
- Product selection based on microcement installation area
- Your skillset
- Right number of products for your project
- Desired finish and colour.
We will take you through each of these elements to ensure that you have all the information you need to make the right decision.
You can also use our Product Recommendation Tool which will assist you in this process.
- Substrate preparation
When installing microcement on a screed or concrete surface, the surface must meet certain requirements. These requirements include being level, clean, cured, dry, dust-free, and free of substances that could hinder adhesion. Microcement cannot be applied on non-solid substrate with any type of movement issues.
If the microcement is being installed on a new screed or concrete floor or plastered walls, it is important to ensure that the surface has had enough time to cure and is free of moisture. It is common for freshly screeded floors to appear crack-free at first glance, but only after applying our bonding sealer/primer, No1 Sealer, will you be able to fully assess the condition of the subfloor.
Microcement can be applied to various surfaces such as tiles, glass, metal, screed, concrete, green MDF, and marine plywood. However, it should not be applied to wooden or laminated floors due to potential movement issues.
Before applying microcement, it is crucial to carefully inspect the subfloor for any cracks, moisture issues, unevenness, or movement issues. These issues must be addressed before installation begins.
All external areas must be water-tight and protected from wind, and roofs must also be water-tight. Prior to installation, any pipework and underfloor heating systems must be tested to ensure there is no water ingress, which can affect the curing process and final finish of the microcement.
Microcement should not be used as a levelling material as it is not time or cost effective. Instead, self-levelling compound, screed, or our FIX ALL mortar system can be used.
When applying microcement on dry-lined walls, there are two options: plastering or taping and jointing. Plastering involves applying tape to joints and then coating the entire surface with plaster. Taping and jointing involve taping the joints and then applying three coats of jointing compound to the joints only.
When applying microcement to the walls with the cement boards on then either plastering or ClaudiCemento FIX ALL system should be used.
When creating a furniture that is designed for a microcement coating, double up on moisture-resistant Green MDF, glue and screw it from the bottom, and flush and overlap the joints.
Proper attention must be paid to joints and movement during floor or wall preparation, as any future movement can result in cracks.
Under floor heating should be turned off at least 3 days before application and can be turned back on after 28 days.
Existing expansion joints should be mirrored, and any new ones should be designed by architects or structural engineers.
For more information about substrate preparation please go to our article ‘’ Rules of Successful microcement installation’ on our BLOG tab https://claudicemento.com/uncategorized/blog/rules-successful-microcement-installation/
- Product recommendation based on microcement installation area
|AREA OF INSTALLATION||CLAUDICEMENTO READY MIX||TRADITIONAL CLAUDICEMENTO|
MICROCEMENT WITH PROTECTOR DUR MATT/SATIN
|BATHROOMS AND WET ROOM WALLS AND FLOOR , FURNITURE , CEILINGS||BEST CHOICE||NOT SUITABLE||SUITABLE, TO BE USED BY PROFESSIONALS ONLY|
OUTDOOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL AREA WALLS AND FLOOR ,FURNITURE
|BEST CHOICE + HYDRO FIX||NOT SUITABLE||SUITABLE, TO BE USED BY PROFESSIONALS ONLY + HYDRO FIX|
|RESIDENTIAL FLOOR – LOW FOOT TRAFFIC||SUITABLE||SUITABLE||SUITABLE|
|RESIDENTIAL FLOOR – HIGH FOOT TRAFFIC||BEST CHOICE||SUITABLE||SUITABLE|
|INDOOR RESIDENTIAL WALLS , CEILINGS||SUITABLE||BEST CHOICE||SUITABLE BUT NOT RECOMMENDED|
|INDOOR COMMERCIAL WALLS||SUITABLE||BEST CHOICE||SUITABLE BUT NOT RECOMMENDED|
|INDOOR COMMERCIAL FLOOR||BEST CHOICE||NOT SUITABLE||SUITABLE, TO BE USED BY PROFESSIONALS ONLY|
|FURNITURE INDOOR||SUITABLE||SUITABLE||SUITABLE BUT NOT RECOMMENDED|
|KITCHEN SPLASH BACK||BEST CHOICE||NOT SUITABLE||SUITABLE, TO BE USED BY PROFESSIONALS ONLY|
|KITCHEN WORKTOP||BEST CHOICE||NOT SUITABLE||SUITABLE, TO BE USED BY PROFESSIONALS ONLY|
3. Your skillset
ClaudiCemento offers a variety of products to suit different needs and skillsets. Whether you are a professional microcement installer or a DIY-er, there will be a suitable product for you in our offer.
If you are new to using microcement or have limited experience, we highly recommend going for ClaudiCemento READY MIX. This product stands out as an innovative and superior choice, making it suitable for even first-time users. One of the key features that make ClaudiCemento READY MIX ideal for all user levels is its simplified installation process. Unlike standard microcement, it does not require the use of a fiber mesh during installation. This not only saves time but also eliminates the added cost and hassle of acquiring and using a fiber mesh. Moreover, READY MIX addresses a common issue with traditional microcement – drying too quickly under the trowel. This can make the installation process challenging and require a high level of workmanship. However, READY MIX product is specifically formulated to dry at a slower pace, making it much more user-friendly and easier to work with. This means that even those with limited experience can achieve professional-looking results.
In addition to its user-friendly installation process, ClaudiCemento READY MIX also boasts impressive properties that make it stand out from traditional microcement. One of the most notable features is its waterproof properties. While standard microcement only becomes waterproof after sealing, READY MIX has limited absorption and does not require a solvent-based sealer for protection. This not only saves additional time and effort but also makes it a more environmentally-friendly option. )
If you are a professional installer looking for the best traditional nanocomponent microcement, ClaudiCemento has got you covered. Our traditional monocomponent microcement is perfect for those who have worked with monocomponent microcement in the past and appreciate the traditional way of installation. Our traditional ClaudiCemento microcement thanks to an appropriate graining size does not form clumps when mixed, making it easy to apply and ensuring thorough coverage on any substrate. One of the unique features of ClaudiCemento is that it is based on crystal resin mixed with water. This offers numerous benefits, including making dosing easier and reducing the amount of wasted material. Additionally, our microcement does not bind or set as quickly as resin-based microcement, giving installers more time for application, which is especially useful in higher temperature conditions. At ClaudiCemento, we also offer a range of high-quality sealers, including Protector Dur Matt, Satin, and Epoxy. These sealers are 100% waterproof and guarantee to prevent stains or leakage. They are also installer-friendly, with a smooth application and a quick 60-minute “touch dry” time after application. This makes them easy to use and allows for more efficient installations. One essential component of our traditional microcement system is our specially designed, thin fiber glass mesh. With a thickness of only a few millimetres, this mesh provides additional flexibility and durability to the system. In a traditional ClaudiCemento system, the fiber mesh is applied straight after the first sealer application. This ensures that the mesh sticks to the substrate and does not move, making the initial microcement application process seamless and easy. In summary, if you are a professional installer looking for a high-quality, traditional monocomponent microcement, look no further than ClaudiCemento. With easy application, unique crystal resin base, and reinforced with fiber mesh, our microcement system is perfect for achieving long-lasting and beautiful results.
There is even more support for you! ClaudiCemento offers excellent customer support and assistance to ensure a successful installation. We offer support and assistance before and during installation form our technical advice team, and for those who wish to enhance their skills we offer 2 days microcement workshops. So, if you are looking for a reliable microcement product that can cater to your specific skillset and needs, ClaudiCemento should be your go-to option!
To sum up with our traditional monocomponent microcement, you can trust that you are using the best product on the market that will provide stunning results for your clients. And for those looking for a more convenient and time-saving option, our Ready Mix microcement system is also available, offering a pre-mixed solution for quick and efficient installations. No matter which option you choose, ClaudiCemento has everything you need for a successful microcement project. Trust us for impeccable quality and outstanding results.
4. Right number of products for your project – How much product do I need ?
When planning your microcement project, it is important to determine how much product you will need.
At ClaudiCemento, we understand that purchasing the right amount of product can be confusing. That’s why we have made it easier for you by offering KITs ranging from 10-100 sqm. Simply select the KIT that covers the area of your project and you are ready to go. Our KITs include all the necessary products for installing microcement, except for pigment. The pigment can be selected separately in the pigment tab. We have made the process as hassle-free as possible, so you can focus on creating a beautiful finished project with our high-quality microcement products.
It is crucial to make sure you have enough material for your project, as running out and having to redo the entire layer of microcement can end up costing you more in the long run. While our Kits come with a small material allowance, we recommend getting a larger one if you are not an experienced installer. This is especially important if you are applying the microcement on walls or ceilings. For example, if your project is 25 sqm, it is best to go for the 30 sqm KIT instead of the 20 sqm one.
If you need assistance in selecting the right product for projects over 100sqm, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will gladly assist you with any queries you may have.
The table below provides a helpful guide on product consumption when purchasing products separately.
Products Consumption table
(PER TWO COATS)
|ClaudiCemento Traditional Monocomponent BASE||20KG||10 SQM|
|ClaudiCemento Traditional Monocomponent DECK||20kg||21.5 SQM|
|ClaudiCemento Traditional Monocomponent FINE||20kg||33 SQM|
|ClaudiCemento READY MIX DECK||15kg||16.5 SQM|
|ClaudiCemento READY MIX FINE||15kg||21 SQM|
|ClaudiCemento READY MIX BASE||15kg||10 SQM|
|No1 SEALER||5L||50 SQM|
|PROTECTOR PRIMER||5L||50 SQM|
|PROTECTOR DUR MATT/SATIN||5L + 0.5L||50 SQM|
|PROTECTOR DUR EPOXY||4L + 1L||33 SQM|
|FIBER MESH||1M/10M or 1M/50M||10 SQM or 50 SQM|
|FIX ALL||25KG||5MM THIKNESS - 8 SQM
8MM THIKNESS - 5 SQM
|HYDRO FIX (aka FLEXY FIX)||20 KG + 10 L||19 SQM - PER ONE COAT|
|PIGMENTS||VARIES||READY MIX - ONE BOTTLE PER 15 KG BUCKET
TRADITIONAL MICROCEMENT - ONE BOTLLE PER 20 KG BUCKET
5. Desired finish
At ClaudiCemento we understand the importance of versatility and personalization. That’s why our microcement finishes cater to a variety of styles and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a strong and durable base layer, a stunning concrete-like appearance, or a subtle and refined finish, we have the perfect option for you.
ClaudiCemento microcement Base finish, characterized by its thick grain size. This durable and strong base layer forms the foundation of ClaudiCemento microcement systems – both traditional and READY MIX. While it is primarily used for its strength, some enthusiasts also appreciate its rustic appeal as a unique finishing layer, adding a touch of character to any space.
Next, we present the ClaudiCemento microcement Deck finish, designed to replicate the authentic look of concrete. With its medium-sized grain, it offers a mesmerising cloudy effect, complete with very attractive colour variations and a distinct concrete like pattern. It comes as no surprise that the Deck finish is highly sought after, as it effortlessly enhances any environment, creating a truly stunning result.
Finally, we have the ClaudiCemento Fine finish, characterised by its almost invisible grain size. This delicate and subtle option offers a beautifully cloudy effect with visible colour variations. What sets the ClaudiCemento Fine finish apart are the captivating burnishing marks, which add depth and texture to the microcement surface. Customers simply can’t resist the unique and sophisticated pattern it creates.