Microcement is a cement and polymer-based coating that is applied on a broad range of surfaces to create a modern concrete aesthetic. Also known as micro-screed, micro-concrete or micro-topping, microcement is a highly versatile material that is thinly applied to floors, walls and even joinery across residential and commercial environments to achieve a concrete finish without actually using concrete.
Microcement’s strong polymer bonding power allows the finish to be applied to almost any existing substrate such as concrete, compressed sheeting, yellow tongue, tiles, plasterboard, villaboard or MDF.
Microcement’s many benefits
Microcement is an excellent solution for creating a concrete aesthetic where it would not normally be possible, making it an increasingly popular choice in projects across Australia. Microcement is an ideal material for creating concrete look flooring without using concrete.
The X-Bond microcement from Alternative Surfaces offers several benefits, especially in projects that aim to achieve a modern, industrial vibe.
For instance, X-Bond can be applied at minimal thickness on an existing surface, and also directly on a substrate without any prior surface preparation, allowing users to ‘remodel without removal’. Additionally, microcement allows designers to achieve seamless flooring without grouts.
Key benefits also include a wide range of colours and finishes, easy application even over underfloor heating, high slip rating, indoor and outdoor application, simple maintenance, and underfoot comfort superior to concrete.
High quality sealers are available for residential and commercial installations.
Where can microcement be applied?
Microcement products in the market come in a wide range of options. Alternative Surfaces’ X-Bond microcement is a versatile high-quality topping that can be applied to floors, walls and joinery in many areas across residential and commercial buildings.
Residential areas include kitchens, living and dining spaces, bathrooms (including showers and splashbacks), wet rooms (including steam rooms and saunas), balconies, alfresco and pool surrounds, garden pathways, external façade, and fireplace surrounds and plinths.
Commercial areas include entryways and receptions, breakout spaces, workspaces, furniture pieces (including reception desk and planter boxes), bathrooms, change-rooms, end-of-trip facilities, lift lobbies, external façade and showrooms.
How much does microcement cost?
The cost of microcement installations is calculated based on a number of factors since the topping is hand-trowelled on-site. These factors include location, total surface area, existing substrate, surface preparation, and intricacy.
X-Bond microcement colour palette
X-Bond microcement comes in a range of different colours, finishes and shades.
Explore the palette.