Instant Beton Cire
Instant Beton Cire
Instant Beton Cire can also be used in damp areas such as bathroom and toilet.
To apply HoC concrete ciré, the steps for each purpose are basically the same. However, the surface must be smooth and flat before you can start. Below we explain in detail how to prepare the different substrates.
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Make sure that the substrate is completely flat. Any unevenness, cracks or loose parts must first be repaired or removed before starting to apply Instant Beton Ciré.
The substrate must be leveled beforehand. Below are the detailed instructions of leveling for each substrate.
Next, make the substrate free of dust and grease.
Cover surrounding surfaces with tape and any plastic that should not be splashed.
Shake the primer before use. If the substrate is very absorbent, you can dilute the primer 1:1 with water. For non-absorbent substrates, you can apply the primer undiluted. Apply the primer evenly with a roller or block brush. Then let it dry for 12 hours.
Apply the first coat of Beton Ciré as evenly as possible with a trowel or spackle, in a layer thickness 1-3mm. Make half-moon movements with the trowel and play with large and small movements to discover what you like te best.
Once the 1st coat is hand-dry, apply the 2nd coat of Beton Ciré with a trowel or spackle knife, in a layer thickness of 1-3mm and allow this coat to dry for 12 to 24 hours.
Depending on what you like, you can choose to sand the beton ciré, from this the end result will be smoother. This can be done with 80 or 120 grit and use an eccentric rotary sander. After sanding clean the wall or floor with a dry cloth.
Mix the 2-component finish coat by strirring well for at least 10 minutes. Then apply in two coats with a clean cloth or microfiber roller. The second coat can be applied once the 1st coat is hand dry, allow to dry for 12 hours. (Mix te components in the required amount per coat so that is cannot dry out in between.)
After 5 days or curing, your surface is ready for use.
Our Beton ciré can be applied to many floor substrates. Read below how to do this best for each substrate. You can also find an explanation here about underfloor heating in combination with concrete ciré on the floor.
If you have a poured floor at home, your substrate should already be flat and seamless, so you can start right away with the basic step plan.
Note: concrete ciré cannot be applied to an OSB floor or laminate.
Floor - Tiles
1.Check for loose pieces. The substrate must be firm and flat, remove loose parts of the tiled floor. 2. Clean the substrate and remove any dust. A tiled floor can best be degreased by diamond sanding. 3. Then the substrate must be leveled with gypsum-based self-leveling compound (use cement-based self-leveling compound for moist areas), first apply the corresponding primer for the self-leveling compound. 4. Next, level the substrate with gypsum-based self-leveling compound so that the joints are completely covered and no longer visible. 5. If the floor needs to be waterproof, apply an epoxy scratch coat and sand it with a fire-dried sand grain (0.1-0.3mm), prior to starting the basic step plan.
Level floors (e.g. cement screed, concrete floor, anhydrite) should first be primed, then process an epoxy scratch coat and sand it thoroughly with a fire-dried sand grain (0.1-0.3mm), prior to starting the basic step plan.
Floor - Wood
1. Concrete ciré can be applied to a wooden floor, but it is important that the substrate is dimensionally stable and flat, and that the wood is no longer "moving". So check if the substrate has no loose parts and fill any gaps with acid-free sealant.
2. Next, sand the wooden substrate thoroughly and ensure that it is free of dust and grease.
3. If the floor needs to be waterproof, apply an epoxy scratch coat and sand it with a fire-dried sand grain, prior to starting the basic step plan.
Floor - Plasterboard & amp; Sandlime brick
1. Check for loose pieces. The surface should be solid and flat, remove any loose parts.
2. Clean the surface and remove dust.
3. Then, level the surface with cement-based mortar.
4. If the floor needs to be waterproof, apply an epoxy scratch coat and sand it with fire-dried sand grains, prior to starting the basic step plan.
Floor - Resin Floor
1. Clean the surface and remove dust.
2. If the floor needs to be waterproof, apply an epoxy scratch coat and sand it with fire-dried sand grains, prior to starting the basic step plan.
Floor - Underfloor Heating
Our instant concrete ciré can also be applied on floors with underfloor heating. After laying the Beton Ciré, the floor needs to dry for 6 weeks. After this period, it is advised to increase the water temperature of the underfloor heating by no more than 2 ℃ per day. The maximum temperature of the top of the floor is 29 ℃.
• Plaster blocks
• Calcium silicate
1. Check for loose pieces on uneven floors such as tiles. The substrate should be firm and even, remove any loose parts.
2. Clean the substrate and remove any dust. If your substrate consists of tiles, make the tiles grease-free by diamond sanding.
3. Then fill the joints with cement-based mortar (for example, Ardex A950).
4. Afterwards, completely even out the substrate with cement-based mortar (for example, Ardex R1C). Preferably apply a reinforcing layer of tape/mesh to the self-leveling layer.
Even out with cement-based mortar such as Ardex R1C. Then start with the basic step-by-step plan.
Do you want to give your bathroom a concrete look makeover? You can do this yourself! Our beton ciré can be used for the floor of a walk-in shower, the walls or a bathroom cabinet.
• Wood (furniture)
Bathroom - Tiles
1. Check if there are no loose pieces. The surface must be firm and flat, remove loose parts.
2. Clean the surface and remove dust. Make the tiles grease-free by diamond sanding.
3. Next, fill the joints with cementitious mortar (such as Ardex A950).
4. Then level the surface completely with cementitious mortar (such as Ardex R1C). Preferably cover the leveling layer completely with corner tape/plaster mesh.
Bathroom - Wood (furniture)
Are you going to make a construction for a bathroom furniture yourself? Use Multiplex, MDF or moisture-resistant chipboard and glue the parts together (PU foam adhesive) and stainless steel screws.
Sand the wood well and ensure it is degreased before starting with the basic step plan.
Because of the easy maintenance of our beton ciré, it is also very suitable for use in the kitchen. Apply it to the floor or walls (see above preparation) or read below how to make a concrete-look countertop or furniture yourself.
1. (Create a construction for your countertop using Multiplex, MDF or moisture-resistant chipboard and glue the parts together (PU foam adhesive) and stainless steel screws.)
2. Sand the wood well and ensure it is degreased before starting with the basic step plan.
Do you want to give your stairs a makeover? Beton ciré is highly suitable for this due to the wear and scratch resistance of the material. However, it is important, if you have a wooden staircase, that it is no longer 'moving' and completely dimensionally stable so that no cracks can occur in the beton ciré.
In a new-build house, there is naturally a lot of movement. Therefore, it is extremely important that the house has been settled before using beton ciré. We recommend waiting for 3 to 4 months.
Stairs - Wood
1. Check if there are no loose pieces, remove loose parts and fill any joints and cracks with an acid-free sealant.
2. Fully sand the stairs.
3. Make the stairs dust and grease-free, so that you can then start with the basic step plan.
If you still can't find the answer to your question, please check out our frequently asked questions or contact us. We're happy to assist you on your way to achieving the ultimate concrete look in your home!