We call microcement an overlay that is seamless, low-thickness, and whose appearance resembles concrete. Indeed is far more than that: microcements differ from paints or resins, even if they are made essentially by a binder and some aggregates or fillers.
Some producers offer two components kits. One is a liquid resin, the actual binder, and the other is a mix of cement and fillers to give the appearance of cement. You can think of them as cementitious paint.
A different way to do this, the one we chose, is to use cement as the binder (in place of the resin), producing a cementitious mortar. By doing so, we offer a single-component product with a very low content in resin. And more important than that, with an extremely low or even zero content of VOC, that is what makes that kind of microcement healthier for the final user.
Ecobeton microcements: Microbond®, Ercole® and Poseidone.
A bath tub overlayed with microcement
The typical use of cementitious overlay is to make flooring with a continuous luxury smooth finish. Also very common is the beautification of bathrooms and showers: the low thickness of microcement allows the installation on top of old tiles without the need to modify doors and windows. You can find a gallery of exciting projects on this page.
The coating of furniture and furnishing accessories also falls within the standard applications. You can overlay worktops, kitchen backsplash, chairs, tables, etc. You can obtain any shade using mineral pigments. Moreover, you can easily model the surface to bring textures, stamped shapes, and decorations. Ingenious applicators use this technique to beautify fireplaces, walls, outdoor sidewalks, and many other details.
A fireplace coated with Microbond and stamped.
Being microcement so versatile, it opens to the more unthinkable uses.
A Sicilian artist realises his paintings using our Microbond. The consistency of the microcement gives a three-dimensional, rustic material effect to the picture. Cleverly using mineral pigments brings a more natural look without renouncing the bright tones.
Paintings painted with Microbond®.
Dario Todaro made a sculpture using Ercole and representing the globe. This artwork is installed in a roundabout in Enna (Italy). Ercole is even more suitable for outdoor realisations cause it has a more coarse texture, and the resulting effect is amazingly natural. This microcement is excellent also for traffic area.
Globe realized with Ercole.
Paolo Tassi, an applicator of our microcements, customized his own stereo speakers. He created a very material stone effect using Microbond, molds and a lot of creativity.
Microbond coated stereo speakers.
Another example of microcement used on furtinure, was made by Creoplast, one of our customers. They pushed creativity to higher level by transforming a simple piece of furniture with drawers into a small work of art covered with Microbond.
Drawers covered with Microbond microcement.
Arimo Cangini uses a special photoluminescent additive inside Microbond and Ercole to realise artwork that changes with light and shadow. A peculiar mineral inside the pigment collects energy from the sunrays or even from artificial light and releases it when darkness comes.
Photoluminescent additive inside Microbond and Ercole.
Worth mentioning is that you can cast microcement to create objects, accessories, and even jewels. Some customers use spray application of microcement to obtain a beautiful, uniform, silky effect on surfaces. By spraying, you can also renew your old stamped concrete.
Microbond and Ercole bond to virtually any surface, allowing you to beautify and decorate anything you like.
Do you feel inspired? Let us know about your project, have a look at our gallery or Microbond, Ercole and Poseidone pages.