Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine
Sales of microcement have soared over the past year and for good reason.
The cement-based render offers a quick, easy and less expensive way to get the look of fashionable polished concrete.
It is applied in four very thin coats, giving a finished depth of just
3-4mm, and can be done by homeowners with the help of a DIY kit and some basic guidance.
It can be used on plaster board, composite timber and painted walls or as an alternative to tiles and other finishes across floors, walls, wet rooms or worktops.
Sally Hotchin is a director at Leeds-based Relentless Microcement, which is the exclusive UK distributor of Cemher microcement products.
She says: “We’ve been selling microcement in the UK for five years and until 2020 it was fairly niche. But in the last year we’ve seen a huge rise in its popularity as people are starting to recognise it as a great alternative.
“We have microcement kits for both professionals and DIYers that are intended for a number of uses, such as waterproof microcements for wet rooms, durable microcements for hightraffic floors, high stucco products for feature walls or non-slip weatherproof options for external surfaces.
“Because we also offer free online training and installation guides, it’s something more homeowners are feeling confident to tackle on their own.”
The kits start at £27 per square metre, from www.relentlessmicrocement.com.