10 reasons why you should use Microtopping!
Microtopping is an alternative concrete-coating service offered by PMac. With a thickness of just 3 mm, Microtopping gives you the opportunity to transform floors or walls without removing existing surfaces. You can use it on wood, concrete, self-levelling, ceramic, natural stone, or any other type of surface. It is ideal if you want a continuous, innovative and tactile surface to create a unique and modern space.
1. Design versatility
Microtopping is as versatile as it is beautiful. Your imagination is the only limit. Microtopping comes in a multitude of colours and textures. It can be used on floors, walls, ceilings, counter tops, bathrooms and shelving. There is a palette of colours to choose from. Different finishes can be achieved that range from smooth and sleek to rustic and anti-slip
2. Natural ingredients
Microtopping is made with natural ingredients. Liquid polymer and a special cement mixture are blended manually on site. Microtopping is applied in 5 coats with a thickness of only 3mm. Microtopping is an innovative material, and the result is a protective and strong surface offering a wide variety of possible aesthetic characteristics.
3. Easy maintenance and cleaning
The isolation of Microtopping in the first few days of application is essential to ensure a perfect and durable finish, especially during the first month. Microtopping must be allowed to cure for a minimum of 1 week, to allow the pores to close before it can take any traffic or offer any resistance to spills. Care must be taken when moving furniture not to drag it across the surface and break the seal. In the long term, Microtopping maintenance is similar to a wooden floor. The floor can be cleaned with a mop and water without soap or detergents during the first month . After this, washing with water and a PH Neutral detergent is recommended. P Mac can help you with more information on how to take care of your new floor.
4. Change colours anytime – although everyone loves grey
Another advantage of Microtopping is you can change the colour , just sand and re-apply Microtopping and the surface is renewed. This provides a great opportunity for those who like to change colour schemes. In general, the colours used have high resistance to UV rays and the protective treatments are not subject to change over time. Microtopping is not prone to yellowing. However, as with all types of materials, after years of constant exposure to light or the elements it may show some slight fading.
One of the greatest advantages of Microtopping is that it can be applied seamlessly without any joints. It can cover any type of surface due to its remarkable adhesive properties, as long as the surface is smooth, flat and solid.
6. Unique application
Microtopping demands special knowledge and craftsmanship. Team PMAC are the only certified applicators of Microtopping in Ireland. Our Team learned the technique when they attended training courses in Italy from the Creators IDEALWORKS
7. Bathroom friendly
As Microtopping provides good protection against water penetration, it is suitable for bathrooms, shower cubicles, bathtubs, etc. Even the sink can be covered. Microtopping has sufficient adhesion and it adjusts to the shape of the support. Of course, for the restoration of existing surfaces, an appropriate assessment needs to be carried out by a specialist in order to make sure that the surface is suitable.
8. Microtopping use in furniture
Microtopping accents furniture beautifully. You can coat a fireplace, a kitchen top, or even a bench outside as Microtopping is waterproof and suitable for outdoors.
9. High resistance
Microtopping has great resistance to various stresses, similar to a top of the range wooden floor. Microtopping is highly resistant to heat and displayed no visible defects when stress tested to temperatures of up to 115 C . It can be used in kitchen tops; however, it is recommended to use a suitable chopping board to avoid cutting or chopping directly on to the surface. It is also inadvisable to lay boiling objects on the surface. Instead, suitable heat resistant maps should be placed on the surface.
Microtopping has endured many rigorous laboratory tests to examine its performance. The resistance of Microtopping has been tested with mechanics, impact, wear, fire, cracking as well as corrosive matter. The outcome is that Microtopping has a significantly superior resistance compared to a typical floor resin.
10. Interior and exterior
The use of Microtopping is not limited to the interior. Microtopping is an extremely durable and hard material. In environments where Microtopping is exposed to atmospheric agents, Microtopping delays the penetration of water and de-icing salts, as well as being resistant to UV rays and bad weather conditions. Consequently, the floor maintains a stable level of humidity so that the concrete doesn’t dry out and it conserves its characteristic strength for longer. Microtopping is ideal for external applications such as footpaths, walls and terraces. It can also be used in car parks, driveways and construction access ramps due to its high resistance to abrasion. A special coat is applied to ensure it is slip-resistant.
11. Environmentally friendly
Practical and innovative, it is also environmentally friendly and respects the modern requirements for adaptability, transformation and modification. Throughout its installation, it helps to reduce to a minimum any dust, plaster flakes, rubble and clutter compared to other flooring materials.
Microtopping is an ideal restoration solution for interiors and exteriors. It can stand out as the main attraction in contemporary design while also complementing a more rustic or vintage environment.
If you would like further information about Microtopping, get in touch by calling 01 473 3666 or send us a message.