Can MicroQuarz be installed in a swimming pool?

Can MicroQuarz be installed in a swimming pool?


MicroQuarz can be perfectly installed in a swimming pool, but it is a very complex installation, because two types of pressure converge in a swimming pool, the phreatic pressure of the outside humidity and the pressure of the water inside the pool.

So in order to be able to install MicroQuarz in a pool, pools must be isolated from the outside because coatings such as MicroQuarz are sensitive to rising damp.
And if we have moisture on the outside of the pool and it gets into the walls or floor of the pool, we can have problems with the liner peeling off.

Therefore, if your pool or the pool you intend to build is insulated from the outside, it can be applied, but if it is not insulated from the outside, we advise against the installation because you may have problems.


Can MicroQuarz be applied to underfloor heating?

Can MicroQuarz be applied to underfloor heating?

Of course it can. Whether it is a new construction or a renovation. As long as you comply with the five important conditions that must be taken into account before starting the installation, which are that the subfloor must be hard, stable, smooth, level and free of damp.

With these conditions, MicroQuarz can be installed on a
of underfloor heating.

If the work is new, you have to proceed with a previous protocol before the installation, which is called the floor heating protocol. You have to enable the temperature of the underfloor heating slab for three days at the beginning and then three days of lowering. In other words, you turn the heating on gradually for the first three days and the next three days you turn it down gradually.

During this period of time the floor will expand for the first time.

For the first time the subfloor will expand and it is possible that cracks will appear. This is why this protocol is very important before application, so that when the first expansion takes place, it is not later and you may have a cracking problem as a result of this first expansion.


Does MicroQuarz stain?

Does MicroQuarz stain?

Does MicroQuarz stain with water or oils? No, MicroQuarz does not stain with water or oils and you can live a normal life at home.

In the kitchen you can spill food, coffee, oils… and it will not stain.

MicroQuarz is protected with a varnish that resists all these everyday attacks.  You just have to take into account that you cannot clean it with an aggressive agent such as Salfuman because this can corrode the resistance of the varnish.

Cleaning with normal cleaning products will not be a problem.

Is MicroQuarz slip resistant?

Is MicroQuarz slip resistant?

Of course it is. Even if you want a higher degree of slip-resistance, this can be achieved by adding an additive to the varnish, which is micro glass beads that make the surface very rough and very slip-resistant.

But the actual level of slip resistance that MicroQuarz gives you is like any other type of flooring. It has an R1 anti-slip level, which is the anti-slip level that all flooring has.

There are also different versions of MicroQuarz, such as MicroQuarz Hard Transit, which is a coating that has a difference in surface texture and makes it more slip resistant. It is perfect for exteriors or for commercial spaces where high traffic is required and where a small degree of surface roughness is required for a higher level of slip resistance.

Can MicroQuarz stand on a kitchen wall?

Can MicroQuarz stand on a kitchen wall?

Can MicroQuarz be applied to the front of a kitchen wall? Of course it can. The heat generated by the cooker is not strong enough to melt the coating. It has a fairly high temperature resistance.

Although it is not fireproof, you will have no problem putting it on the wall in front of the cooker.

It is also very easy to clean because it has no joints. A cloth with water or a cloth with water is enough.  You can simply wipe off any leftover food or dirt that may be generated in the kitchen and splashed on the wall.

MicroQuarz cracks?

MicroQuarz does it cracks?

No, MicroQuarz does not crack, it is a product that has a very high flexural strength coefficient, so it does not crack by itself.

When does a microcement crack or when does a continuous adhered coating crack? When the substrate is not well prepared.

We have a methodology, a user’s manual for installers to comply with the 5 essential steps they have to carry out before installation. These are: find a substrate that is hard, stable, level if you need to apply a product that requires levelling, smooth and free of moisture.

If the substrate meets these 5 requirements, then MicroQuarz will not crack because it is completely bonded to the substrate.

If your substrate does not meet any of these requirements, the installer can fix it, can take some action on the substrate to repair it or to condition it so that it can be made available.

Therefore, if you have checked these 5 points before starting the installation, you will not have any problems.

It is up to the professional installer to check that the support complies with these requirements or to condition the support so that these 5 points are perfectly solved before starting the installation.


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