Is Microtopping a resin?
Ideal Work Microtopping is not a resin but a cement-polymer coating for use as a decorative finish (thickness 2-4 mm) for interior and exterior surfaces. Considered an example of a coating with great architectural and aesthetic value, Microtopping was formulated for the purpose of coating, restoring and recreating surfaces. Microtopping helps obtain the much sought after and in vogue effect of finished concrete flooring but created easily and levelled manually.
Can Microtopping be used externally?
Unlike many resins that cannot be applied in exterior environments, Microtopping is ideal for external applications such as terraces, footpaths, swimming pool edges, porches and walls. Microtopping provides good protection from water penetration, climatic stress, de-icing salts and UV rays.
Can flooring be restored without removing the existing surfaces?
Microtopping is ideal both for creating new flooring and for restoring existing surfaces. One of its special feature is precisely the capacity to be used over old wood, ceramic and concrete floors without needing to remove them.
Can I also apply Microtopping directly on top of tiles or wooden parquet floors?
After carefully assessing the base and with proper preparation, Microtopping can be installed on any type of surface. Your Ideal Work installer will know how to advise you on the feasibility or otherwise of the operation and help you to choose the most suitable solution for your requirements.
Can I restore the floor without taking out the existing doors and windows?
At only 3-4 mm of thickness, with Microtopping you can have a new floor without having to remove or modify the doors and windows already in the dwelling (unless the doors and windows are not perfectly aligned with the floor).
Can Microtopping surfaces be scratched?
All surfaces, even the most resistant, can be scratched. Think of steel (the bodywork of cars) that is easily scratched when subjected to stress with sharp objects. As with all surfaces, these scratches will be most apparent on very shiny and smooth surfaces. For this reason, we recommend an opaque finish and a more material effect. To get rid of scratches, extraordinary maintenance can be carried out, as with wooden surfaces.
What finishes and effects can be created with Microtopping?
Ideal Work offers various types of protective treatments that, in addition to providing excellent resistance to the absorption of liquids and stains, determine the final effect of the surface. It is possible to choose between SHINY, OPAQUE, SATIN or NATURAL effects. Based on the type of project, interior or exterior, the technical specifications required and the final effect desired, it will be the task of the installer to advise on the most suitable protection.
Can I obtain a continuous surface area without breaks?
Microtopping was created to respond to the needs of those who do not like breaks in the surface. Applicable vertically to walls and horizontally to floors, it bestows maximum continuity to the area. The installer will assess whether it would be appropriate to respect the existing joints.