Everything you need to know about Microcement

Microcement is a very versatile material. It is used as a building block, decorative accent, and flooring system. Microcement is made from cement, sand and water and can be used for just about any building project.

You may be wondering what Microcement is and how it's made. We've got all the answers to your questions about this unique product that impresses your senses! 

Here at Stucco Veneziano, we have supplied microcement to customers for several years; during this time, we have become well known for the Nikkolor products we sell. If you have any questions or queries regarding microcement, be sure to reach out, we are always more than happy to help in any way we can. 


What is microcement?

Microcement is a patented polymeric material that has been proven to be an effective alternative to conventional cement. The material comprises nano-sized particles of poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF), which are then mixed with water, sand and other additives. It can be used as a replacement for cement in concrete, mortar and stucco.

Microcement is made from natural ingredients, including lime and clay, making it environmentally friendly compared to conventional materials such as cement bricks or blocks. The process also reduces waste and pollution because the raw materials are biodegradable (although this does depend on the particular type of material used).


How is it different from traditional cement?

Traditional cement requires the presence of sand, gravel or stone aggregate. This makes it more expensive than microcement because it needs additional materials to create the mixture required for concrete or stucco applications. Furthermore, traditional cement does not have the same longevity as microcement and thus needs to be replaced more often than microcement when used in construction projects.

The process involves mixing sand with water and applying it as a thick paste, similar to how you would mix concrete. The critical difference is that the cement does not need to cure for several days like traditional cement products. This means you can build with it immediately, or even use it in existing concrete structures.

Microcement can be used in many applications where traditional cement is unsuitable due to its size or nature (for example, when working with metals or other substances that react with cement). This makes it an ideal product for use in manufacturing industries where size and weight are important factors when determining the best product for your needs.

Microcement is made from a mixture of aggregates, Portland cement and water. The aggregate consists of crushed stone or other natural materials. Portland cement is created by heating limestone or other natural clays at high temperatures until they become liquid. The liquid mass is then cooled into a solid block which can be used to create new structures or repair old ones. Water makes up the remaining portion of the mixture, allowing it to flow during pouring and harden into a durable product that can withstand heavy use without crumbling or breaking apart after long periods.

Microcement can be used in many different ways throughout the construction process. It can be used as an ingredient in precast concrete panels, pavers, bricks and other masonry products such as stonework or brickwork walls. It can also be used as an additive to asphalt pavement for those who want their roads to last longer than traditional pavement materials would allow them.


How does Microcement work?

Unlike traditional cement, microcement does not need water to bind with sand and aggregate particles present in the mixture before pouring it into moulds or forms. This means that you do not need to use water to mix this type of polymerised material; instead, you can add water directly into the moulds after pouring out the initial mixing.

Microcement is typically used in low-rise construction jobs because it requires less labour than traditional concrete. It also can be customised with other materials such as grout or rebar. This allows microcement to be used for projects such as floors and walls requiring different reinforcement types.

The most common types of microcement are castable and extruded. Castable microcement can be poured into moulds without pre-cast forms being needed beforehand. The extruded variety can be formed into sheets using a machine that resembles a rubber stamping machine.


What Are The Advantages Of Microcement?

Microcement can be used in areas with high temperatures as it offers superior insulation value to other materials like cement boards or cement blocks. This makes it ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms where you need to protect your furniture from moisture damage due to condensation or water leakage. It also offers excellent impact resistance when earthquakes or heavy winds, so you don’t have to worry about your furniture being damaged or destroyed during such events. 


Choose Stucco Veneziano For Microcement Today

Microcement is a great flooring solution for both residential and commercial properties. If you are considering this type of flooring, contact Stucco Veneziano today for more information. We have been the UK’s number one supplier for several years; why go elsewhere?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have about the installation process or the different types of microcement available. With several years of experience in the industry, we are confident that we can provide you with a high-quality product that will exceed your expectations.

Get in touch today to find out more or place your order online for quick and efficient delivery services.