Microcement has had a bad reputation due to past problems, but advancements in technology have overcome these issues. Initially gaining popularity in the early 2000s, microcement was used for renovations that sought a natural aesthetic. However, manufacturers had limited experience and knowledge, and the quality of materials was low, leading to varying standards of application and inconsistent results.
With low-quality bonding bridges and polyurethane, microcement often required repeat applications to achieve the desired finish. The lack of quality control led to a lack of reproducibility, resulting in microcement gaining a poor reputation in the industry. Nevertheless, microcement has come a long way since then.
Modern microcement products have been developed with specialized bonding agents that provide improved properties, making them durable and long-lasting. Specialized applicators with the right training and experience are now able to apply microcement with precision, ensuring quality results that meet industry standards.
However, microcement still faces some challenges. Intrusiveness is one of the main problems in the industry, with many inexperienced professionals offering microcement services without the necessary expertise. This can lead to poor workmanship, causing issues such as cracks, peeling, or delamination, all of which can negatively impact the appearance and functionality of the finished surface.