Ever tried to tile something and been overspent and underestimated the time needed? Tiling is the most expensive, time-consuming, laborious type of flooring there is. That’s why it’s no surprise that people are starting to stop tiling their floors and instead install a new kind of concrete called micro cement.
Why Microcement is cheaper than tiling?
By the thousands, homeowners are switching from tiling to micro cement. (That’s what it is called by the concrete industry.) Why would you do this?
Because it’s cheaper and easier than tiling:
- A microcement floor requires less labor than a tiled floor, which may take up to four hours for each room to install. And because the installation takes only one day, most homeowners will never experience the back-breaking labor of tiling.
- Also, because it is so much easier to install and costs less, you are more likely to get the job done right the first time.
Because it lasts longer than tiling:
- Microcement is extremely durable and is able to last more than 20 years in most locations where tile floors are not subject to high traffic. In this way, it can cost less in the long run.
- One of the biggest issues with tile flooring is that the grout will crack and fall out of place, resulting in a much greater expense for replacing the tile. The grout on micro cement does not have this issue.
Because it’s easier to clean than tiling:
- Amicrocement floorcan be hosed down with water and then scrubbed with a broom. Afterward, a disinfectant can be used to eradicate germs and bacteria.
- It can also be cleaned with a mop as opposed to having to wrap tile around the floor and then clean it with a vacuum cleaner.
Because it’s lighter than tiling:
- Microcement is much lighter than tile so it allows for easier moving of furniture or the ability to move heavier objects (like appliances) across a room.
- It’s also much more affordable than a tiled floor.
Because it can be stained:
- Micro cement can be stained with an acid-based dye to give it a different look, whereas tile cannot.
5 disadvantages of tiles and how micro cement would work better in these scenarios:
Tiles are made in a very straight line. Microcement has been designed to go smoothly along the slope of the floor into the ceiling and out again. Tile floors need to be cut by a professional who will likely charge you more money. (Although you can still do this yourself, but it takes longer.)
- Solid wall:
Micro cement has been designed to cover solid walls without glue and without any special tools that would need to be purchased or hired, such as a pneumatic score saw.
Bricks lead to the problem of finding matching colors to cover them. Micro cement has been designed to cover brickwork easily and does not require any prep work. (Although you still need to ensure that the micro cement is pushed into all the cracks in the brick.)
- Textured Wall:
Most tiles will crack when pressed against textured walls, but micro cement is heavy enough that it will not do this and can be removed from the wall at a later date without leaving a mark. It also forms around the textures of walls, leaving a smooth surface.
Micro cement has been designed to keep sinks stable without the need to pin it down with screws or adhesives. It has also been designed to work in any room and can be used under a sink as well as over one.
So, what are you waiting for? If you’re planning to get new floors, think of micro cement. They are easier to clean, last longer, and can often be done without hiring a professional. They also come in a variety of colors and are easy to stain with acid dyes.
We hope this information was helpful. Thank you for reading.