Why does microcement have a bad reputation? It is true that microcement has had many problems. Many of the applications that it had in the past have caused defects and that it had to be repeated so that the finish was correct.
Nowadays, all these problems have already been overcome and if a project is executed with microcement, it is guaranteed of success. But we will see what events led to microcement acquiring the bad reputation it has now.
Microcement began to become popular in the early 2000s, possibly initiated by the Moroccan tadelakt technique. It began to be used in those renovations that sought that point of naturalness that microcement provides.
But at that time, the experience of the microcement manufacturers themselves was limited, so the knowledge passed to the applicators was scarce. This caused each applicator to work with different standards and the results were not as expected on many occasions.
We cannot ignore that in the early days of microcement, the quality of materials was low. Both the bonding bridge and the polyurethane failed to provide the properties that microcement acquires today. The lack of knowledge meant that the quality controls were not well defined and therefore there was not enough rigor to know what was delivered.
This caused different results applying the same techniques, making reproducibility difficult.
Currently all the problems of microcement are overcome, and if you have specialized applicators and a good product, there should be no problem. Although the reality is that there are still problems. The reason is the intrusiveness that exists today, and is that many professionals from other sectors such as painting or masonry in general, offer this type of service without having the necessary experience.
At Lunik we recommend having true professionals in the application of microcement. We consider that it is a technical material that, for customers to enjoy it for many years, must be perfectly installed. The control of temperatures, humidity, the state of the previous surface, a good professional will manage to control all the variables so that the result is as expected.
If you want to know more about Lunik, visit our website and keep getting to know us. We are manufacturers of ONEROCK ready-to-use microcement. We have the experience and knowledge to be able to offer the best microcement on the market.