Although the aesthetic finish may appear similar, it is not the same.
With microcement one obtains greater advantages:
Faster and easier application.
No additional machinery or heavy tools required for its application.
Less work. Less time. Lower Cost.
Light and thus avoids structural load difficulties.
For use in any room, not just on ground floors and basements.
No joints involved, so no fissures appear following the drying process.
Application possible on both vertical and horizontal surfaces.
The differences between Microcement and polished cement (fused concrete) for pavements, in terms of components:
It is necessary to differentiate between cement, cement mortar, and concrete. Cement is a component of both mortar and concrete that acts as a binder. The mortar is obtained by mixing sand plus water with the cement, while concrete is a cement mortar to which gravel is added.
Although they are all solutions to create pavements, in the case of Microcement the surface is seamless and continuous, while in the case of polished cement, printed concrete or loose concrete the surface is discontinuous (requiring expansion joints).
Both polished concrete and printed concrete, such as darbied concrete, consist of a reinforced concrete slab to which a surface treatment is applied to achieve the final finish. They are discontinuous pavement solutions, formed by adjoining slabs requiring expansion joints to avoid cracking.
MICROCEMENT is a mortar whose granulometry of aggregates is relatively fine, it may be applied to both walls and floors, it has an approximate thickness of between 2 and 3 mm, requires no joints and does not crack. It adheres very well to any material and is applied by a steel or rubber trowel.