Care of the microcement right after been applied
The possible danger of scratching the Microcement or of it losing its luster always occurs in the first weeks. After curing, when 100% hardened, it has superior mechanical qualities that allows a superb aspect over time.
Our cement topcoat requires about 4 weeks to achieve its maximum hardness.
On a microcement topcoat that is recently finished, no one must step on it for 3 days. It is vital the use of floor protectors on the feet of furniture to avoid scratches. Completely avoid dragging the furniture or household appliances over a microcement floor.
This topcoat reaches in the first 48 hrs half of its approximated resistance. Cold weather, under 10°C (50°F) temperatures can stop or slow down the hardening process.
Care for the first 72 hrs.
Keep the temperatures of the place between 17°C (62°F) and 25°C (77°F). It is not recommended to go above this temperature.
Do not step on the new floor in this period and do not undertake works in the place where the microcement has been applied.
Avoid completely leaks, liquids spills and humidity during this period. The humidity and the water whiten the polyurethane resin when it’s not completely dry (the polyurethane varnish needs 10 days to expel its internal humidity and reach its maximum hardness).
Do not wash, wet or attack the paving under any circumstances.
Do not protect the paving with paper or cardboard.
Care before the 10 days of the application of the last layer of polyurethane bi-component
Do not undertake painting, construction or similar works in the areas been treated; and if these are undertaken, use floor protectors on furniture, never use ladders without floor protectors.
Clean only with water and without abrasive mechanical efforts and no detergent of any kind.
Under any circumstances paint, glue or liquids should drop on the floor, as these can amalgamate with our polyurethane and its cleaning would be impossible.
Avoid hits or objects falling down the floor.
Use the floor with care.
Do not use acids to clean the floor only neutral detergent (as the ones used to lean marble or wood floors) and use plenty of water.
Care after the first month
It is recommended to apply an acrylic wax each month to help with its protection.
Always avoid the contact with strong dissolvent, turpentine, hydrochloric acid, any other kind of acids or corrosive product.
In the case of luster lost because of the use of smooth flooring, a cleaning and polishing activity can be undertaken in the following way: energetic cleaning with a cleaning agent and a rotate polishing machine (with a polishing sponge disc ) rinse and then the application of an acrylic wax.
In the case of kitchen countertop. Do not place hot posts or pans over the microcement. Always use floor protectors on the feet of the furniture. Completely avoid the dragging of furniture or household appliances over the microcement.