Microcement over tiles: the step-by-step of a successful renovation

December 1, 2022

microcement is the best coating for renovating old tiles in bathrooms and kitchens. The main reason is that it has a supreme adhesion on any type of surface, without the need to remove the support, so that it allows to carry out a total transformation of the rooms quickly, easily, cleanly and without works.

Retro style kitchen renovated with microcement over tiles

A privilege that cannot be boasted by the other alternatives on the market. Its main attraction lies in the ease of brand new spaces without raising a speck of dust.

Spaces that are also endowed with an aesthetic and visual richness capable of embracing all eyes. A decoration that reaches the pinnacle of exquisiteness for the creation of the most outstanding spaces. Places that speak and shine by themselves, those that manage to embrace you.

Incalculable aesthetic beauty but, above all, ease, cleanliness and speed as added values not offered by most decorative coatings on the market. A transformation without works or generation of debris, which ends with the complex and tedious processes of reforms, to pave the way for a new concept in which the traditionally known reform is left behind. And this is precisely what has allowed the application of microcement over old tiles for the renovation of surfaces, which has boosted its use especially in bathrooms and kitchens.

The power to completely transform a room and do it in the most comfortable way. Because if it is one of the most demanded decorative solutions in recent years by both individuals and professionals of construction and decoration companies, it is because it really makes things easier.

A process that reflects luxury, not only for the quality of a superior material, but because it ends with what we conventionally knew as works, becoming an antonym concept that is far from the licenses, debris and complications that we have always encountered.

Discover from Luxury Concrete® the advantages of using our luxury decorative coatings to renovate tiles and the essential tips for the application of microcement over tiles to achieve success, releasing rooms impregnated with a completely magical atmosphere.

The sublime advantages of using microcement over old tiles

We will start by talking about the pleasant sensation of brand new spaces. Renewed and updated places that are endowed with an atmosphere impregnated with harmony.

Because transforming those rooms that have become obsolete or have been affected by the passage of time to turn them into those places we had always dreamed of, is already pleasant in itself. And it is even more so when this renovation is done comfortably and, practically, in the blink of an eye..

The speed, cleanliness and simplicity of applying microcement over old tiles to renovate them is its great strength. A competitive advantage combined with the creation of rooms dominated by continuity, which enhances their beauty and makes them more functional. A successful combination, as well as exquisite.

Nice bathroom with microcement over tile walls

Easy installation

Its excellent adhesion and great compatibility with all types of substrates allows microcement over tiles to be applied directly to them, without the need to lift or remove them.

This application puts an end to the commonly known traditional works: no debricking, no unpleasant waste and consequent savings in time and resources. Easy, clean and fast: the renovation everyone dreams of.

Imminent modernization

A transformation that completely changes the design of the rooms, making them more modern, more contemporary and more attractive. And this is possible thanks to the multitude of finishes that are achieved with the full range of textures, varnishes and colors of microcement that Luxury Concrete® makes available to the professional.

Non-slip and waterproof character

Our microcements are state-of-the-art luxury coatings. They allow their finish layer to be coated with varnishes and sealants to make surfaces slip-resistant and waterproof. Products that we have designed with the objective of fulfilling these properties.

The application of microcement over tiles makes the coated surfaces waterproof. An aspect of particular importance in rooms that, like bathrooms, suffer constantly from the presence of environmental humidity. A more competent solution than the other options on the market because, in addition to preserving the beauty and exquisiteness of continuous surfaces, it is also highly resistant and waterproof. And for this, not just any coating will do.

These Luxury Concrete® varnishes and sealers comprise a range of specific products with which to seal bathroom or kitchen tiles. Superior quality coatings prepared to perfectly resist exposure to ambient humidity and non-stagnant running water.

Although some of our microcements already have a natural anti-slip finish due to their different granulometry and textures, this product line also reinforces this property. In this way, much more secure and stable surfaces are guaranteed to be enjoyed with the security and peace of mind that slips and falls will be significantly reduced.

Microcement over tiles for bathrooms and kitchens with luxury properties.

It is the ideal continuous decorative coating for the transformation of bathrooms and kitchens due to the advantages described above. The properties of microcement over tiles, in addition to its ease of maintenance and cleaning, and its innate ability to create new and completely renovated spaces that stand out for their priceless aesthetic value.

Greater luminosity

The attractiveness of microcement that allows the creation of pure and subtle lines aimed at creating brighter spaces in which tradition and modernity merge. Luminosity that, in turn, is accompanied by a spatial sensation of greater spaciousness and, therefore, greater comfort and beauty. Microcement over bathroom and kitchen tiles for a potential increase, in general, of comfort and harmony on their surfaces.

Unlimited elegance

Microcement over bathroom and kitchen tiles brings balance and elegance in equal parts. The innovative rooms you have always dreamed of, achieved thanks to the creation of continuity on the surfaces. A smooth aspect that derives in diaphanous places, those that enhance to infinity the beauty and elegance of the same.

Extra care and safety

Two of the most important aspects in, also two of the rooms that are part of the heart of a home. And there are few things as pleasant as enjoying your favorite spaces with the peace of mind and security that they are protected against a large number of everyday factors. And that you also feel protected being in it. Calm and comfort that permeate each of its surfaces thanks to the use of microcement over antique tiles.

Cleaning and maintenance made easy

A cleaning to be carried out on a daily basis and in an optimal way through a simple mixture of water and pH neutral soap. A maintenance that requires occasional care with Luxury Concrete® products that ensure the regeneration of the protective layer of the microcement, maintaining the intensity of its shine and its properties intact for much longer.

The process of applying microcement on tiles, in detail

The success of a job well done lies in the essential fact of having the expert hands of a professional and qualified applicator to ensure a good job. And the problems that may appear are easily avoidable because, often, they are only the result of small failures during the application of microcement over tiles.

In Luxury Concrete® we detail what are the 8 basic steps to follow in the renovation of tiles with microcement to achieve the purest and absolute success throughout the process. Take note and start the path to the most exclusive and exquisite renovations of any room.

Loft with floor and wall tiled with microcement over tiles

1. Evaluate the condition of the tiles beforehand

To ensure a completely successful application, the first basic and essential step is to check the substrate for any imperfections. If this is the case, it will be necessary to repair the substrate before laying microcement. Here lies the importance of having a professional capable of locating these flaws.

2. Pre-cleaning is always essential

It is really important to carry out a thorough cleaning of the tiles to remove any traces of grease and dust, and then check that they are dry.

3. Filling the tile joints with microcement

After cleaning, it will be necessary to fill the natural joints of the tiles to ensure the stability of the substrate and to avoid the formation of unevenness that will slightly mark the joints.

4. Priming the tiles

With the joints filled and the surface stabilized, the next step is to apply the primer that will form the adhesion bridge between the substrate and the microcement. In Luxury Concrete® we have designed our Primacete® range, a line of high quality primers that work as promoters for the tital and absolute adhesion of microcement on tiles.

5. Laying fiberglass mesh + first layer of microcement base coat

After allowing the appropriate drying time according to the chosen primer, a fiberglass mesh will be placed in the first layer of the microcement base over tiles. This will protect the coating and prevent the appearance of cracks and crevices..

Right after that, the first layer of our unpigmented microcement base coat will be applied over the tiles. We must make sure that they are well covered and without irregularities. Then, the substrate is sanded.

6. Apply a second coat of microcement base over tiles

Pigmented with the chosen tonality that will impregnate of color the coated surfaces. Afterwards, sand again.

7. Apply two coats of microcement finish

Depending on the finishes, tastes and preferences that are pursued with the application of microcement over tiles, it will be possible to make diverse and personalized combinations that impregnate rooms with character and exquisiteness. Afterwards, sand.

8. Sealing and protecting the microcement over tiles

This is one of the most important steps, because protecting the coating will ensure its proper condition over time, maintain its brightness and intensity and keep intact all its properties. For this, it will be necessary to apply two coats of Luxury Concrete® products to seal and protect the microcement over tiles in a total and guaranteed way.

3 infallible tips to achieve the exquisiteness of microcement on tiles

Achieving luxury results, characterized by distinction and exquisiteness, is not difficult when the project is in the hands of a qualified professional in the field. Achieving success is simple, but it is also important not to make easily avoidable mistakes both before and during the application of microcement over tiles.

Take note of these recommendations and transform the surfaces of bathrooms and kitchens opening the doors to a world of options and properties full of designs with which to achieve a high decorative value in outstanding rooms is more within your reach than ever.

Microcement over old tiles on a kitchen wall

1. Observe the indications and drying times

It is essential to follow precisely the indications and drying times indicated in the technical data sheets of the individual products. Otherwise, humidity will be trapped and will cause the tile joints to be marked. This is one of the most common faults when applying microcement on tiles, but also one of the easiest to avoid.

2. Let dry 24h before the second coat of microcement over tiles

Although not mandatory, it is an optimal way for the professional to ensure a reduction in the chances of marking the joints by a failure in the application of microcement over tiles.

3. Prime the tiles before the second coat of microcement

And, in addition, 24 hours after applying the first coat, the microcement should be primed again.

A recommendation especially aimed at the most experienced applicators that will respond as a guarantee of success to equalize the level of absorption of the next layers of microcement over tiles. This equality will reflect a noticeable reduction of visual marks caused by joints with different absorption sources.