*ICON Microtopping is an innovative material that renews every surface with just 3millimetres.
*It can be customised to a high degree, in colour, tonal variations, textures, designs and finish.
*Micro-cement, presently a global trending decorative material, is a micro-coating composed of high-performance cement, mixed with polymers, ultra-fine aggregates, additives and natural colour pigments.
*ICON Microtopping can be applied with plain colours or else by adding granules, chips, and many more.
*Its great finish, texture and versatility is why, it has become one of the preferred materials for interior designers and architects around the world.
1. Design versatility
Microtopping is very versatile, its creative qualities and ease of application make it suitable for houses, shops, showrooms, restaurants, hotels, museums and public spaces.
It can be used either indoors or outdoors and in addition to its many flooring uses, is equally perfect for coating vertical surfaces, such as plasterboard or masonry walls on stairs, in bathrooms or showers.
2. Natural ingredients
Microtopping is made with natural ingredients. Liquid polymer and a special cement mixture that is blended manually before each application depending on the final artistic the customer has chosen.
It is applied with a thickness of only 3mm, with different finishes that range from smooth and shiny to rustic and anti-slip.
Microtopping is an innovative material, and the result is a protective and strong surface offering a wide variety of possible artistic characteristics.
3. Easy maintenance and cleaning
The maintenance of Microtopping in the first few days of application is essential to ensure the perfect finish, especially during the first month.
In the first week, it is recommended to protect it as much as possible, taking care especially when moving pieces of furniture and avoid overflow of liquids because the pours of the Microtopping have not yet closed.
In the long term, Microtopping maintenance is similar to a wooden floor.
The floor can be washed with a mop and water without soap or detergents during the first month of application. After the first month, cleaning with water and neutral detergent is highly recommended.
4. Change colours anytime
A good gain of Microtopping is that you can change colours, just sand and re-apply Microtopping and the surface is renewed.
This provides a great opportunity for those who like to change colour schemes. Generally, the colours used have high resistance to UV rays and the protective treatments are not subject to change over time.
Microtopping is not prone to yellowing. However, as with all types of materials, after years of constant exposure to light or the elements it may show some slight dying.
5. Fast Drying
Microtopping is often used because it dries quickly which gives designers and those wanting to redecorate their homes a surface option that causes minimal disruption.
In fact, it dries so quickly that the covered surface could be functional within 1 day.
The quick drying time means that the resultant surface also has a consistent controlled quality.
As microtopping dries so rapidly it can be applied one day, and then the item can be used the next – making it a great choice for those wanting to get projects done quickly.
In addition, it is easy to apply and looks professional – without the demand for expensive professional tools.
6. Unique application
Microtopping demands special knowledge and craftsmanship.
There are numerous technical aspects to be taken into consideration that our craftspeople are taught through many hours of hands on training.
7. Prepackaged Mix
Microtopping is available in a favourable one component, pre-packaged mix which makes it easy to use and lay.
As a result, the finished surface quality is enhanced and persistent.
What is more, by eliminating the need for onsite mixing, human errors are almost completely prevented.
This makes the product an easy surface option for almost any environment where a faux concrete finish is wanted.
8. High resistance
Microtopping has great resistance to various stresses, similar to a top of the range wooden floor.
Tests have shown the high level of resistance Microtopping has, for example, it has been heated to a temperature of 115* C without displaying any faults.
It can be used in kitchen tops; however, it is recommended to use a relevant chopping board to avoid cutting or chopping directly on to the surface.
It is inadvisable to lay boiling objects on the surface. Instead, relevant heat resistant mats should be placed on the surface.
Microtopping has endured many rigorous laboratory tests to examine its performance.
The resistance of Microtopping has been approved with mechanics, impact, wear, fire, cracking as well as corrosive matter.
The outcome is that Microtopping has a naturally superior resistance compared to typical floor resin.
9. Environmentally friendly
Constructive and innovative, it is also environmentally friendly and respects the modern requirements for adaptability, transformation and modification.
Throughout its installation, it helps to reduce a minimum dust, plaster flakes, rubble and clutter compared to other flooring materials.
Microtopping is an excellent restoration solution for interiors and exteriors. It can emerge as the main attraction in contemporary design while also complementing a more rustic or vintage environment.