Tag Archive: Micro cement

  1. Easyfloor Micro Cement

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    As well as being experienced applicators of micro cement materials, applicArt are also the UK’s sole supplier and distributor of Easyfloor micro cement.

    What is it, where do I use it, and can I do it myself? Those questions will all be answered in the article.

    So what is Micro Cement?

    Micro cement is a cement based material that is used to seal and cover existing flooring, walls ceilings and other surfaces such as bar tops, work surfaces and tables. Its main benefits include the aesthetics, the longevity, variety of colours and its cleanliness.

    The aesthetics

     

    Micro cement is chosen by interior designers and architects from all over the world because it has the edge on other screed and cement due to its modern and stylish looks.

    Longevity

    Some of its main properties are the fact that it has a high resistance to abrasion (5 times higher than that of concrete), It is very resistant to weight, permanent footprints, friction, shock, high, anti-slip, temperatures, water, moisture and to ultraviolet.

    Lots of examples see micro cement being used in high traffic areas since it bears weight so well. It also copes very well against fluctuating heat and water. Perfect for Saunas and Steam rooms.

    Variety of colours

    Easy floor colour chart

    There are more than 1500 customised colours, and 50 standard colours available to choose from.

    Cleanliness

    No debris is created during the application meaning no cleaning to do at the start or end.  The application of the micro cement is a clean, quick process, one of the reasons people prefer it over normal cement or concrete.

    It is very easy to maintain and keep clean. The cleaning is a simple process, just a mix of mild soap and water will work best for cleaning the floor on a daily basis, in high traffic areas you can weekly use the Easyfloor cleaner product that will help with degreasing, leaving the floors clean and shiny. To ensure the micro cement’s long lasting qualities, every couple of months apply the EasyFloor Refresher product, this is a polish that should be applied once the floor is clean and dry, this specially formulated product is hand applied helping maintain the products high performance.

    Where can I use it?

    Micro cement can be used in various different places. It performs well in high traffic areas so can cope well in hallways and showrooms. Its weatherproofing means it is perfect for decorative courtyards, gardens and its aesthetics make it perfect for inside homes working well in feature rooms, kitchens and living rooms.

    In the past, we have seen micro cement used in a lot of different ways and it never seems to disappoint. It always looks modern and stylish. Here a few of our favourite examples over the last 12 months.

    Can I do it myself?

    The answer is YES! If you are interested in trying your hand at applicating micro cement yourself you can attend one of applicArt’s monthly training courses, where you will learn all about the prep work involved, using the right tools for the job and learn all about the different technical qualities throughout the EasyFloor range. You can read more about our training courses here.

    However, if you don’t want the hassle of it all and you just want a professional team to come in and lay your floor contact the applicArt team for a free quote……

    Overall micro cement is a stylish, inexpensive improvement on regular cement and concrete based screeds. To enquire about Micro Cement floors or to get some more information contact us now.

  2. Want to develop your Professional Skills?

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    Professional Skills Development Micro Cement

    Professional Skills Development Micro Cement

    Are you looking to develop your professional skills? Improve you knowledge of EASYFLOOR Products?

    applicArt are hosting an exclusive training course with our Spanish Principles on NEW EasyFloor products.

     
    They are sending over one of their most senior applicators for a 2 day course here at ApplicArt.
     
    We are awaiting final confirmation of the final dates but it is likely to be during 2nd  week January 2017, on the day we will also have some of our own applicators there for the training day, so you will be well mixed in with all of our team!.
     
    This offer is limited to a first come first served policy – sorry that also means cleared funds to pay!   It is a special one off course.
     
    EASYFLOOR  will be investing in sending over Oscar and Javier, they will bring over specifications and specific documents on the new products, this will be a fully interactive session, with both group and “one to one” tuition.
     
    Oscar will be demonstrating and training specific techniques that will enhance your professional skills. He has been with us previously in the UK on a couple of major projects and for training of our own staff, we want to roll this opportunity out to you.
     
    This will be a CERTIFIED COURSE. The cost is only £75 per day.
     
    To quote Javier :
     
    In short you´ll receive info on the new metallized glaze. Gold, silver and bronze. About micro stone, on the technical training, I want Oscar to show to you the new porcelain micro; It´s finish is really fantastic and it´s being quite a good hit.”
     
    We see this as a genuine opportunity for you to participate  and grow your professional skill and knowledge base.
     
    Please call the office or Email admin@applicart.co.uk  to book your slot. 
    We will confirm exact date, immediately after the Xmas and New Year break.

  3. applicArt Polished Plaster Training Course

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    Are you looking to enhance your skills? Do you want to add a new profession to your belt? If yes, then try your hand at one of our polished plaster training course.

    applicArt offer 4 different courses, if you already have knowledge of polished plaster then you can try the one day refresher course for £100 + VAT, this gives you the opportunity to work with our Italian products from IMPEX COLOR , we are the only UK stockists of this polished plaster brand and there are many different finishes you can achieve.

    Another one day course is the Venetian Plaster Stencil Course for £195 + VAT, here you will learn various techniques when applying inlay stencils with Stucco finishes, embossing stencils onto Marmorino’s and creating wall art with reversible Stencils.

    For a more informative course you may be interested in the 2 day (£290 + VAT) or 3 day courses (£390 +VAT).

    Here you will learn all about mixing methods, substrate conditions, primers and base coats, sealers, waxes and protection. Not to mention the application of the various products to create decorative wall finishes, including achieving a graduation from dark to medium to light that creates a visually stunning blend of colours.

    The 3 day course as well as working on to the sample boards (That are yours to keep) you will work directly on to walls in specially made bays, allowing you to work the trowel in different angles.

    In the video below you will see the latest candidates on the last 3 day course, applying Stucco direct onto the bays

    They worked hard and produced some fantastic finishes!

    Great work guys we wish you well in the world of Polished Plastering

  4. Micro Cement instead of Tiles!!

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    Are you tired of cleaning the grime from your bathroom tiles??If yes, then we have the solution – EasyFloor Micro Cement can be applied on to almost every surface (even your tiles). This being your walls, ceilings, sink units, shelving units.

    Ensure the substrate is of a decent standard, properly preparing the substrate is one of the most important steps to the final look of the micro cement. A mesh is applied followed by a base coat and the final coats of the fino micro cement. The micro cement has a final coat of waterproof lacquer ensuring the product is protected.

    This can be a smooth or textured finish with a huge variety of colours available to suit your personal taste.

    The care of your micro cement is extremely important if you wish it to maintain its performance.

    Here are a few tips for you to consider:

    First 72 Hours:  Do not wash or wipe the floor with any product, it is essential to aerate the room steadily within this time period. Do not walk directly on top of application, do not pour liquids on surface avoiding colour change. Room temperature needs to maintain above 15 degrees Celsius.

    First 7 Days: Cover the surface to protect from scratches and soil. You can very gently clean the floor using water. Avoid shock, items from falling and spillages. The temperature of the application should remain above 15 degrees Celsius.

    First Month: During the first month you need to take care of the surface avoiding moving any heavy furniture that could scratch the floor. Clean with a mild soap and water or neutral detergent like the Easyfloor Cleaner. After cleaning the floor will probably be clarified, this is normal. Remember for the first month to keep the temperature above 15 degrees Celsius.

    micro cement wet room

     

  5. Micro Cement Kits now available

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    LATEST DEALS AVAILABLE NOW

    We now supply micro cement kits

    Prices include UK delivery

    20 sqm Kit – £649.99 (Ex VAT)

    1 Primer

    2 Base

    1 Fine

    3 Resin

    1 Colourant

    1 Sealer

    40 sqm Kit – £1199.99 (Ex VAT)

    1 Primer

    4 Base

    2 Fine

    4 Resin

    4 Colourant

    1 Sealer

     

    60 sqm Kit – £1699.99 (Ex VAT)

    2 Primer

    6 Base

    3 Fine

    8 Resin

    4 Colourant

    2 Sealer

    Contact our office on 01254 703323 to place your order

  6. applicArt on Tour!

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    Hola!! Bonjour!! Hello!!

    Our applicators have just returned from their little Europe trip. Completing a project using various Italian Polished Plaster finishes and Spanish Micro-cement.

    All the preparation work to be undertaken was completed to a high standard by the construction team. The construction team is excited on site to see these bespoke Italian Polished Plasters as they have not seen them applied by the Artisan hand until now

    They are looking to use Spanish Micro-cement on future projects, our applicators will be back over at the beginning of 2016