New design criteria has seen concrete become increasingly in demand by architects and designers to create spaces with contemporary aesthetics. Microtopping is an innovative solution that combines the aesthetic qualities of concrete with the modern requirements of a smart and green space.,Microtoppin

New design criteria has seen concrete become increasingly in demand by architects and designers to create spaces with contemporary aesthetics. Microtopping is an innovative solution that combines the aesthetic qualities of concrete with the modern requirements of a smart and green space.

Microtopping is perfect for anyone who is looking for a unique and elegant finish, a continuous and extremely solid surface that can give any space depth, light and harmony, all at the same time.

Microtopping was originally used as a replacement for concrete because of its many advantages: it can be applied at reduced thicknesses, adheres firmly to the underlying surface and is simple and quick to install. Now it can be adapted beautifully to any environment, bestowing an original and unrepeatable touch as it is laid by hand by expert craftsmen.

Microtopping can lend character to modern, minimalist spaces, or bring discreet sophistica- tion with classic, rustic or antique finishes to existing property. It can be personalised to suit any style by choosing the preferred colour scheme and adding shiny, cloudy or variegated.

Microtopping is very versatile: its aesthetic 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.

LET’S LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT SOME OF THE FEATURES

Microtopping is a combination of liquid polymers and a special cement mixture, all of which are entirely free of volatile organic compounds (VOC).

Microtopping surfaces are works of craftsmanship, entirely made by hand: it is blended man- ually by Ideal Work installers before each application, the constituent parts dependent on the final outcome the customer requires. With a thickness of only 3 millimetres, Microtopping can cover any type of surface due to its remarkable adhesive properties.

Its resistance to impact, abrasion and compression make it suitable for even heavy traffic and for any environment and situation. This is equally true for interiors, exte- riors and places that are exposed to atmospheric agents. Microtopping has been subjected to rigorous laboratory trials in order to test the performance and identify any weak points.

The results demonstrate that Microtopping has properties of resistance even gre- ater than normal resin for floors (already considered extremely resistant). Micro- topping’s resistance has been tested with mechanical and thermal stresses and against marks, impact, wear and tear, fire, cracks, chemical and corrosive substan- ces. Microtopping’s impermeability has also been repeatedly tested and has achie- ved excellent results, even showing resistance to vapour.

But the feature that best distinguishes Microtopping is its ability to create continuous, seam- less surfaces for linear and enveloping environments. Another of its many advantages is the possibility of applying it without limit or joints, inside or outside, on floors or walls.

If all that were not enough, Microtopping can even cover hard furnishings to create a more continuous, minimal and contemporary ambience. Seats, tables, lamps: Microtopping really covers everything. Whether you are a designer or an architect, Microtopping gives free reign to your creativity.

Microtopping is manufactured by Ideal Work, the European leader in decorative concrete floo- ring, operating in more than 80 countries, with in excess of 2,000 partners. For any surface that needs to be covered, renovated or created from zero, Microtopping be- stows an extremely sophisticated effect with great architectural value through cement based finishes that are created by hand. Although Microtopping is quick to apply and quite simple to handle, the presence of an Ideal Work expert is required to ensure a perfect result.