Before talking about the price of a reform with microcement, let’s see the options that exist. In the case of walls, the options are very limited since today, apart from microcement, there is paint and tiles. In the case of paint, its great advantage is the minimum cost, but instead it is a surface that does not tolerate humidity and cannot be cleaned thoroughly. With tiles, we solve the problem of humidity, but dirt gets embedded in the joints.
When we talk about the floor, in addition to tiles, porcelain, … there is parquet. All these coverings can have a multitude of finishes, although with ceramic we will always have joints and the parquet does not manage to give a sense of continuity.
The option we are discussing is to use microcement, and what does it cost? Is it an economical option? It depends.
The state of the support is very important, since depending on how it is it will partly determine the quality of the microcement application.
If the support needs deep regularization, the cost will inevitably increase. If we apply on tiles, we must check that they are well attached. In case they are not, it would be necessary to remove them and master the area and make it completely smooth.
If we apply on a plastered surface, this should also be the best possible. Otherwise, glue would be needed to achieve that flatness that we are looking for.
Therefore, these previous treatments could increase the cost of microcement by 15-20%.
Another factor that can influence the cost of microcement is humidity. Humidity must be resolved before any application. For this there are various treatments such as water-repellent mortars or epoxy resins that manage to create a vapor barrier. Microcement does not tolerate humidity while it is curing. In addition, if dampness arises once it is installed, it could attack the support layer and with it, the microcement would lose its support.
Obviously, the surface to be worked on will directly influence the cost of any application. The more meters, the higher the cost will be. The cost per square meter in Spain is usually around 60-80 euros. The cost does not depend so much on whether it is wall, floor, or ceiling. It usually depends on the amount of flat surface that exists.
Microcement can acquire different finishes, and each one has a material cost and a cost for the time invested. If we talk about a normal fine finish, the costs are those described above (60-80 euros per square meter). But the microcement cost increases if we look for those more exclusive finishes that will need a much longer time invested. These finishes are oxides, concrete effect finishes, stone finishes, … In some areas of Spain, these textures can be paid between 100 and 150 euros per square meter.
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