Microcement Worktop Kit with Anticrack
With the microcement worktop kit -which is a combined, high-quality multi-layer coating system– you can now a harder, more durable finish worktop surface. Our microcement is arguably the easiest to apply on the UK market, with an amazing cost/value ratio, that includes more material than any other similar system to make sure you have ample microcement to create a durable, waterproof and heatproof finish for worktops!
Now the kit is available in 5 sqm and 10 sqm sizes to enable you to apply this product on smaller and larger worktops and splashbacks.
Our microcement worktop kit comes with the newly developed TOP ART, which is a harder coating designed to protect the surface against heat, making it perfect for kitchen worktops and splashbacks. You won’t need to worry about maintenance as the resin will ensure that water will not penetrate and the coating will last.
If you’d like to see real, hand applied sample boards, check out our Microcement Mood Board Set, showing the stunning contemporary colours from our ‘Colours of Britain’ range.
If you’d like to test the quality of our microcement check out our Microcement Sample kit you will be able to cover roughly 0.5msq.
If you’d like to see how gorgeous microcement can look, visit our microcement design page!
If you choose our microcement pack you can select from 20 colours which can be further modified and personalised to provide you with a wide aray of natural shades (for details contact our sales team). These microcement colours were developed in London and are based on the most requested and popular contemporary colours.
Unlike any other provider, the colours presented on our site are as close to the real ones as possible and show the look of the real finish.
For a complete list of numbers and respective names of microcement colours please click on the ‘Specifications and Application’ tab.
Tools for Microcement
With this microcement kit you’ll have a lightweight worktop solution on 2 to 3mm. You can further customise this system with satin or matt protectors, applied by roller, to create a long-lasting finish.
Click here to see our pdf microcement colour chart.
Why Use Microcement
The distinctive advantages of our microcement system:
- You will purchase from the most established UK retailer of Italian decorative specialist finishes, based in London.
- You will have original, hand-applied and durable wall and floor coating that lasts.
- You’ll have a complete Microcement system for every 10 msq with colourants already added (no measuring is needed, colour accuracy is high), with a two-year shelf life.
- You’ll use an approved Microcement system from the largest decorative products specialist producer in Italy
- You can complete projects in only three to five days depending on which kit you purchase. (scope of work, preparation, the complexity of work and working place conditions can extend this time frame significantly)
- You can apply it on top of underfloor heating (see more details in the manual), cover furniture and create durable and waterproof bathroom finishes
- You will have our technical support before and after purchase. Technical training can be also provided.
- You can purchase only a 0.5msq kit for sampling or patching
Finally, besides enhancing modern homes and business environments with microcement finishes you can also renovate existing surfaces like ceramic surfaces, porcelain tiles, mosaic, natural and reconstructed stone and other coatings like epoxy or polyurethane resins, just to name a few.
The 10 msq kit includes the following products
|Atomo||Primer for porous surfaces||1L|
|Continuo Base||Base coat||25Kg|
|Continuo Deco||Decorative coat||15Kg + 5Kg|
|Continuo Link||Sealer||0.1L + 0.05L|
|Continuo Top ART||Resin||1.25L + 0.375L|
|Mesh||For the base coat||12 msq|
The 5 msq kit includes the following products
|Atomo||Primer for porous surfaces||0.5L|
|Continuo Base||Base coat||12.5Kg|
|Continuo Deco||Decorative coat||7.5Kg + 2.5Kg|
|Continuo Link||Sealer||0.05L + 0.025L|
|Continuo Top ART||Resin||0.65L + 0.195L|
|Mesh||For the base coat||6 msq|
Don’t forget to purchase PRO LINK seperately for non-absorbent surfaces as it’s not included in the kit!
Please be aware that corner beads, stop beads and reveal beads are not included in the Kit.
How to Apply Microcement
The application method is simple and straightforward, you should apply one coat after the previous one is dry enough. Please see the below table for further details:
|Step||Product||Layer||When?||Tool||Diluted / Mixed|
|0||Atomo or Pro Link||Only one||Create a bonding coat on porous OR non-absorptive surfaces||Roller or brush||Should be diluted 30%;
300 ml of water to 1L of Atomo. Pro Link doesn’t need to be diluted.
|1||Continuo BASE||First of two||4-6 hours after step 0||Stainless steel or plastic trowel||Mixed with water; 5-6L to 25Kg
2.5 to 3L to 12.5Kg
|1a||Mesh||Directly embed in the 1st coat of Continuo BASE|
|2||Continuo BASE||Second of two||3 hours after step 1||Stainless steel or plastic trowel|
|3||Continuo DECO*||First of two||At least 3 hours after step 2||Stainless steel or plastic trowel||Component A mixed with B; cca 330g of B to 1Kg of A|
|4||Continuo DECO*||Second of two||At least 3 hours after step 3||Stainless steel or plastic trowel|
|5||Continuo LINK||Only one||At least 12 hours after step 4||Roller||Link A and B mixed with water; 1 unit of B to 2 units of A mixed with 12 units of water. Eg. 100ml of A to 50ml of B with 600ml of water.|
|6||Continuo TOP ART||First of two||At least 6 hours after step 5||Roller||Top A and B mixed with water; 1 unit of B mixed with 3.3 units of A with cca 0.45 units of water. Eg. 1.25L of A mixed with 375ml of B with 163ml of water.|
|7||Continuo TOP ART||Second of two||At least 3 hours after step 6||Roller|
|Light traffic||24 hours after step 7|
|Fully usable||5 days after step 7|
*Continuo Deco coats can be coloured. On walls/ceilings ‘Continuo BASE’ doesn’t need to be applied, but make sure thermal and mechanical movement has been accounted for.
Moreover, when you choose this system you’ll be using a formaldehyde free, water-based and low VOC solution. Our microcement products were classified as A+ (the best rating) Emission Rating (‘Emissions dans L’air Interieur’) by the French government.
|Components in Micro cement kits|
|Beton cire kit||Wall kit||Wall & Floor kit||Sample kit|
Impera Italia’s Advice™
If you sand the coats and apply this finish with a plastic trowel you can eliminate most of the movement and can actually achieve a microcement finish with no or little movement!
Microcement products derive their strength not only from the nature of the mineral-, micronised cement base and their compactness, but also from the reinforcing effect of the resins.
A: Yes, it can be, when you apply it properly it will create a durable and waterproof coating that needs very little maintenance.
Q: Can you apply microcement on tiles / mosaics?
A: Yes, you can. On the other hand, please be aware that you need to apply Pro Link instead of Atomo as tiles / mosaics are non-porous and non absorptive.
Q: Can microcement be applied on floors?
A: This kit is designed for worktops, if you would like to apply it to floors, please see our microcement floor and wall kit.
Q: How durable is your micro cement? Is it scratch proof?
A: Your micro cement coating becomes extremely durable once it achieves it’s complete hardness (7 to 21 days), however, it hardens very quickly and can be walked on after a day. For further information on the hardness please see the manual.
Q: Can I mix the A and B components of the micro cement sealer and sealant in a plastic container?
A: Yes, you can. Please be aware that they only retain their workability for about an hour after you’ve mixed them.
Q: How accurate and resistant are your colours?
A: Our colours are very accurate and resistant due to the nature of the finish and the composition of the pigments.
Q: Can I leave out some parts of the system and still get the same look / finish quality?
A: No, you shouldn’t. This system is proven to work as it is, with the base and top coat, sealer and sealant. We strongly advise against changing the method or materials or leaving out any steps.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply microcement?
A: You should make sure this beton cire is applied by someone with experience and/or training due to the fact that it has to be prepared and executed differently than most standard coatings. Microcement coatings are not a DIY products!
Q: What’s the shelf life of your microcement?
A: If you store it under the correct conditions the ready-mixed product stays applicable for at least 2 years, sealers and sealants for a year and the powder for 3+ years.