Evolution Industries is proud to be the official United States partner with Italian Microtopping® manufacturer, Ideal Work. Ideal Work manufacturers the finest Microtopping® product in the world, and Evolution Industries and Ideal Work have formed this partnership out a mutual respect and appreciation for each others’ passion and attention to detail.
Microtopping® is a new technology for a thin cement coating or overlayment used to create seamless surfaces over existing underlayment and to renovate old floors, both interior and exterior. It is so thin that it can create a seamless finish not only on floors but also vertical surfaces like walls and fireplaces. Microtopping® is customizable and a beautiful choice for a multi-use cement finish.
Microtopping® naturally creates a beautifully smooth grey finish but with innovative design processes that integrate color into the product or apply it post installation, we can give the coating a wonderful smoky or marbled color modeling effect or colored tints. Expansive Microtopping® color combinations and texture applications can transform old, tired concrete or other base materials into stunning new surfaces.
Microtopping® Care Instructions
If water, oil, or other substances are spilled on Microtopping® will it stain?
Evolution Industries offers a variety of solvent and water based protection products depending on the surface you are covering and the requirements of its use. A resin treatment protects Microtop® flooring from rapid absorption of spilled liquids, but remember that any liquid – especially those most commonly spilled in homes like wine, oils, vinegar, coffee, and ice cream – should we wiped and cleaned quickly from concrete surfaces before it penetrates the material and becomes much more difficult to clean.
How do I maintain a perfect appearance over time?
To keep your Microtop® surface as beautiful as when it was first installed, we recommend the following:
a) Use a doormat at the entry to your house that will retain dust, sand, and abrasive particles tracked in on shoes
b) Sweep and/or vacuum regularly
c) Use protective felt tips under furniture, especially furniture that moves often, like dining room chairs or kitchen stools
d) If you are moving heavy furniture, we recommended you place a wool cloth under the feet or base to avoid scratching lines into the surface.
e) Before any involved projects like electrical jobs, plumbing, painting, or moving and handling furniture, protect your floor with cardboard, wool blankets, and nylon sheets.
How do you keep a surface clean?
Cleaning Microtopping® is very simple. For regular surface cleaning just use a damp cloth and add a drop or two of natural detergent for floors. We recommend a periodic treatment of Microtop® surfaces with a protective, self-polishing, superficial wax seal. We recommend: Trewax Gold Label Sealer, or Super Guard Self Polishing Wax
Any detergents with soap, acid, ammonia, chlorine, or other abrasives will damage your Microtop® surface. We recommend only NON AGGRESSIVE, neutral PH detergents like Zep- Neutral Floor Cleaner Concentrate, Bona Stone, or Tile & Laminate Cleaner.
I would like to clad a fireplace or a kitchen countertop with Microtopping®: Is it heat resistant?
Microtopping® is tested to be heat resistant up to a temperature of 239°F without displaying any defects. However, we recommend using a heat resistant mat or trivets instead of laying hot objects directly on a Microtop® surface. We also recommend using chopping boards in a kitchen instead of cutting directly on the surface.
Can accidental falls of heavy objects ruin the coating?
Yes, heavy, sharp objects dropped on Microtopping® can mark surfaces.
Can Microtop® surfaces be scratched?
All surfaces, even with extra protective seals, can be scratched. Think of steel that is easily scratched when subjected to stress with sharp objects (like on the bodywork of a car). Scratches will be most apparent on very shiny and smooth surfaces. For this reason, we recommend an opaque or matte finish and a more material effect. If need be extra maintenance like polishing or sanding can reduce or remove a scratch.
Are Microtop® flooring materials safe for health?
Yes. Strict tests demonstrate that, after the application and drying phases, Microtopping® does not release substances into the air that are harmful for adults, children, or pets.