How much does microcement cost?

How much does microcement cost?

Microcement offers functionality, flexibility and a minimalist looking style that’s perfect for a range of spaces, both commercial and domestic. It provides a great alternative to other types of flooring like tiles that requires minimal maintenance, looks cleaner and is able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life at home or at work. Contact us for a free no obligation quote and find out why we’re the perfect floor providers for you.

Your quote will depend on your needs, and there are many factors you will need to consider before you can receive an accurate quote on your new flooring. Factors include:

  • Walls and Floors: floor application is faster than walls and is easier to install, as well as requiring a slightly different cement. This means the price per square metre is less for floor coverings compared to walls.
  • Size of area: Some of our costs are fixed regardless of the area size, but due to economies of scale, the rate per square metre will reduce as the area increases.
  • Complexity of the area The product is installed by trowel, and hence a wide open commercial space will be faster to install than a similar area in say a domestic kitchen with fixed furniture already installed.
  • Quality of sub base: Since this system is installed at around 2-3mm, the quality of the sub base can have a dramatic impact on the aesthetic finish of the surface. For example, cracks, breakage and other imperfections in the substrate may mean that a levelling compound needs to be installed prior to the cement.

If cement board is used, there will be a number of join lines, these first must be taped and an epoxy resin applied first, before the cement.

The base also needs to be clean and dust free prior to installation, so depending on the quality of this base and the amount of time and materials needed to prepare the surface, it will affect the overall cost.

  • Number of layers– Microcement is installed by building up levels of different resins and cements. Sometimes these layers may need to be increased in order to smooth out any imperfections in the sub base, again adding to the cost. An added benefit worth mentioning, the floor is likely to be between 2-3mm thick, so is unlikely to affect the usability of doors in terms of height and gap underneath them. .
  • Decorative effects and additional features- There are a few variations that may also affect the cost. For instance, in a commercial environment, we would recommend using a harder base cement. You may also want to add a non-slip polymer to the finish to provide better slip resistance. Additionally, there are a few different PU sealers that can be applied, depending on the environment. In a wetroom or other water affected environments we would recommend a solvented PU sealer as opposed to a non solvented one.
  • The brand of microcement may also be important, as although you may not get a choice given that companies have their preferred brands, you should be aware that different systems exist and all are priced slightly differently. 

As we hope is clear, there are a number of factors that will influence the costs of a Microcement floor, but we would recommend budgeting at anywhere between £80 to £120 per square metre.

How we can help:

We are experienced microcement suppliers based in Kent. Should you have any questions on the suitability of microcement, or anything you’re unsure about for your property or workspace, drop us an email or give us a call to see how we can help. No question is too small, as our approachable customer service team will be happy to give you a helping hand.