Microcement and Polished Cement

Differences between Microcement and Polished Cement

MICROCEMENT AND POLISHED CEMENT – It is quite common that there are still many people who do not know exactly what microcement is. Hence, many of them confuse it with polished cement, and think that they are the same product but with a different name.

The main difference between one material and another is its function. While microcement is a decorative coating, polished cement does have the function of absorbing loads. From this difference of applications, come the rest of the differences.

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Thickness and Expansion Joints

Another difference that comes from this different functionality is its thickness. The microcement achieves its maximum resistance in thicknesses of 3 millimeters. In addition, this thickness is achieved by adding layers with thicknesses of 1 millimeter, with which its thickness is minimal.

On the other hand, polished cement only achieves its maximum resistance with a minimum thickness of 6 centimeters. This difference in thickness already makes them totally different materials, since their uses are different.

Another of its differences is its expansion and contraction. Microcement is a material that does not undergo expansion, unlike polished cement. This difference causes the polished cement to need expansion joints to avoid cracking. On the other hand, the microcement does not need them. This property makes it the ideal solution to achieve a continuous coating.

Microcement is Versatility

Another difference between the two materials is where they can be applied. This is another of the advantages of microcement, and it is its ease of being applied to both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Its application with a trowel allows it to be applied on any type of surface, both curves and even on ceilings. On the other hand, polished cement can only be applied on the floor and does not allow its application either on vertical walls or on ceilings.

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