The variety of modern finishing materials allows you to choose between popular solutions to create the optimal style and decor. What is hidden under the concept of decorative plaster microcement, and which is better - is it a good old self-leveling or a more modern quartz floor?
Features of floor coverings and their benefits
For the formation and arrangement of floor coverings, not only linoleum, tiles or parquet with laminate are used. More modern solutions that have increased wear resistance parameters and decorative functions are also welcome.
It is also micro concrete, it is a mixture that contains finely ground cement with the addition of pigments. For mixing, a liquid in the form of a polymer solution is used. Another component of such a coating is a protective varnish that prevents moisture penetration and abrasion as a result of stress.
Micro concrete plaster has the following advantages:
1. High level of adhesion, as a result of which the material can be easily applied to any type of surface, except for smooth tiles;
2. Low consumption and a thin layer of application - no more than 3 mm after drying;
3. High strength, similar to stone coating and resistance to abrasion due to stress;
4. Original appearance, allowing to create coatings of different shades and using color pigments;
5. Moisture resistance, thanks to which micro concrete can be used in the bathroom, shower, kitchen, as well as in the corridor.
Another advantage of micro concrete is the price, which is relatively low in comparison with other floor coverings. Among the most popular options for such a coating, we recommend using Monto Professional products. To familiarize yourself with the assortment of the Spanish manufacturer Monto, follow the link: https://mva.com.ua/mikrocement
The self-leveling floor is an original topcoat, which includes epoxy resins. It is used both in residential and industrial areas due to its properties.
The coating is a self-leveling mixture that, as a result of application, forms an even, uniform surface. Visually, the self-leveling floor resembles linoleum, but it has high wear resistance.
Such a coating is distinguished by its durability, it serves for more than 40 years even in premises with high traffic and load. The polymers in the mixture have a high level of resistance to moisture, do not dissolve under the influence of chemicals, detergents, and withstand temperature fluctuations.
The key feature is that there is no need for finishing due to the uniformity of the finished coating without seams.
One of the types of self-leveling coating is a quartz floor. It is a floor version, which contains particles of quartz sand.
The quartz floor has the following features:
1. Seamless structure with high tightness, resulting in less contact with moisture;
2. The polymer bonding material prevents the formation of dust on the surface;
3. High level of wear resistance due to strong, well thought-out structure;
4. Neutrality in relation to detergents, which makes it possible to wash floors using any product;
5. At high temperatures, quartz sand does not emit toxic and hazardous to health elements;
6. Convenience of a surface that does not slip and does not lead to injury.
7. Moisture resistance, which also makes it possible to widely use such types of coatings, like microcement.
Of the features of the coating, it is worth noting the rather high cost, as well as the need to attract a professional to work with it due to the increased complexity of pouring.
You can buy the appropriate coating from us, choosing from the Elf Decor catalog. You can order a matt, as well as smooth or textured polyurethane floor of high quality and for every taste.
Micro-cement finishing, micro-concrete finishing: what else can be used for
Microcement coating, due to its high adhesion, is used not only on the floor, but also on the walls. It is used regardless of the base material: microcement adheres well to metal, wood, ceramics and even concrete.
Most often, wall decoration with microcement is used. In particular, such an even, uniform coating looks good in loft, high-tech or minimalist interiors. And in combination with the same floor, it creates a uniform, stylish design.
Decorative plaster microconcrete can also be applied to furniture as a finishing layer for decoration. Use cabinets, shelves, countertops, shelving and other items to create your own personal design and achieve the desired shade.
Due to its high resistance to moisture, such a finish can be applied to kitchen and bathroom elements. In the kitchen, an apron made of microcement or quartz coating is widely used. Showers, bathrooms, ceramic sinks, toilet bowls and plumbing fixtures are also finished with their help.
Which is better - to buy micro-concrete or quartz, self-leveling floor
When choosing a floor covering, you must first of all decide on the room where it will be applied. For areas with medium traffic, a quartz floor or microcement will be a find, but for rooms / rooms with a high load indicator, it is better to choose a self-leveling floor.
If you plan not only finishing the floor, but also other components, it is better to pay attention to microcement / quartz. Wall micro concrete will also help to brighten any horizontal surfaces. Quartz mixtures will help in decorating kitchen and not only countertops, plumbing fixtures and other items.
Choose a covering and according to the base of the walls or floor. Quartz adheres better to cement, stone, concrete, ceramic tiles. Micro concrete is suitable even for wood coatings, but a self-leveling floor will require special preparation, the formation of fortifications and surface preparation before finishing pouring.
It is important to pay attention to the reviews of different coatings. They should focus on the overall quality, the complexity of the application, as well as the textures on which the mixture holds or does not, in order to determine your own choice.
Pay attention to the price of the self-leveling floor. If it seems to you high - in this case, choose a more budgetary option in the form of micro-concrete, thereby contributing to savings. However, if you want a unique finish, look at the quartz floor. It is necessary to pay attention to the size of the room - the more it is, the more expensive any of the listed decorative options will cost.
And if you want to understand before buying what the microcement plaster or quartz floor will look like, you can visit our showroom in Kiev, Dnipro, Nikolaev, Chernivtsi, Lviv or the salon of our partner companies in other large cities of Ukraine.