Tadelakt microcement floor in kitchen with sea views
Kitchen with sea views and tadelakt micro-cement flooring

MYKAL TADELAKT MICROCEMENT

We travel back in time 2000 thousand years with our new line of MyKal microcement, inspired by the ancient Moroccan technique of tadelakt cladding. With a similar finish, but with enhanced properties, our microcement creates spaces with a distinguished aesthetic, elegance and natural look.

That is why at MyRevest we go one step further, we maintain the original and artistic decorative finish of tadelakt and reinvent our microcement in order to create a material with greater chemical and mechanical resistance, as well as better workability and less environmental impact. These qualities are contained in a lightweight material only 3 mm thick, which allows us to apply it on both floors and walls.

This two-component, lime-based microcement guarantees a material with less shrinkage and surfaces completely free of cracks, creating rooms of great artistic beauty and long-lasting quality.

We find a coating with great decorative potential in our tadelakt microcement. Creativity will be your great ally to finally give rise to exotic rooms that shine with their own essence.

MYKAL XL COARSE-GRAINED MULTIFUNCTIONAL TADELAKT MICROCEMENT

Bathroom with tadelakt microcement flooring

We present the MyKal XL line, our new multifunctional microcement which can be used both as a preparatory coating and as a finishing coat.

This two-component lime mortar gives us the freedom to apply it on floors as well as on non-trafficable surfaces, indoors and outdoors. This is due to the hardness of our microcement, as we have a robust material of singular resistance capable of withstanding all kinds of factors.

It represents the thickest granulometry within our MyKal microcement, a quality that makes it suitable for use as a base material, but with the possibility of being used as a finish to create a more rustic effect.

Technical Characteristics

Mykal XL Flexural strength

Flexural strength
10 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal XL Compressive strength

Compressive strength
≥ 50 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal XL Density

Density
In powder: 1175 ± 50 kg/m³
In paste: 1480 ± 50 kg/m³
Hardened: 1430 ± 50 kg/m

Mykal XL Bond strength

Bond strength
1,5 N/m² (28 days)

Consumption

(2 coats) - 2,00 Kg/m2

Presentation

Available in 20 kg containers.

MyRevest tadelakt MyKal XL 20 kg microcement bucket

MYKAL L FINE-GRAINED MULTIFUNCTIONAL TADELAKT MICROCEMENT

Bathroom walls and floor tiled with tadelakt microcement

The MyKal L line is presented as the other option of tadelakt microcement to be applied both as a base or finish, varying in granulometry, as it offers a finer grain that allows us to achieve more natural and firmer results, while maintaining the same resistance.

As in the previous example, it is a two-component lime-based mortar, applicable for interior and exterior surfaces, flooring, walls and ceilings.

By means of our MyKal L microcement, we will be able to provide our substrates with greater stability, a quality that denotes the essential objective of this coating, as it is fundamentally designed as a preparatory coating, and can also be used as a finish for more rustic finishes.

Technical Characteristics

Mykal L Flexural strength

Flexural strength
≥ 10 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal L Compressive strength

Compressive strength
≥ 50 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal L Density

Density
In powder: 1175 ± 50 kg/m³
In paste: 1480 ± 50 kg/m³
Hardened: 1430 ± 50 kg/m³

Mykal L Bond strength

Bond strength
≥ 1.5 N/mm² (28 days)

Consumption

(2 coats) - 1.4 kg/m2

Presentation

Available in 20 kg containers

Cubo de microcemento tadelakt MyKal L 20 kg de MyRevest

TADELAKT MICROCEMENT FINISH FOR ALL SURFACES MYKAL M

Kitchen with tadelakt microcement floor in dark colour

We show you our innovative line of two-component lime-based microcement designed exclusively for use as a finishing coating.

A coating applicable on all types of substrates, regardless of whether the surface is walkable, non-walkable, exterior or interior. The perfect choice for creating unique spaces full of textures and effects, which will give it a great personality.

This fine-grained material offers finishes with a natural aesthetic and surfaces with a long useful life thanks to its great hardness and resistance, avoiding in any case the generation of cracks.

Technical characteristics

Mykal M Flexural strength

Flexural strength
≥ 10 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal M Compressive strength

Compressive strength
≥ ≥ 35 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal M Density

Density
In powder: 1175 ± 50 kg/m³
In paste: 1450 ± 50 kg/m³
Hardened: 1390 ± 50 kg/m³

Mykal M Bond strength

Bond strength
≥ 1.2 N/mm² (28 days)

Comsumption

1 kg/m2 in two coats

Presentation

Available in 20 kg containers

MyRevest tadelakt microcement MyKal M 20 kg bucket
Aplicación de microcemento con una llana de goma

TADELAKT MICROCEMENT FINISH FOR NON-TRAFFICABLE SURFACES MYKAL S

Modern style bathroom and shower in tadelakt microcement

With MyKal S, walls and other non-trafficable surfaces are the main protagonists to be elevated to a higher decorative level.

This microcement, only 0.1 mm thick, has the capacity to create environments of incomparable elegance. A sophisticated style that will flood the rooms to create unique spaces with great character.

It is the two-component coating with the finest aggregate of all, a characteristic that makes it ideal for application in the decoration of vertical surfaces, reproducing a distinguished stucco finish.

Technical Characteristics

Mykal S Flexural strength

Flexural strength
≥ 7 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal S Compressive strength

Compressive strength
≥ 22 N/mm² (28 days)

Mykal S Density

Density
In powder: 930 ± 50 kg/m³
In paste: 1420 ± 50 kg/m³
Hardened: 1310 ± 50 kg/m³

Mykal S Bond strength

Bond strength
≥ 1.2 N/mm² (28 days)

Consumption

0,5 kg/m2 a dos manos

Presentation

Available in 15 kg containers

Cubo de microcemento tadelakt MyKal S 20 kg de MyRevest

THE BENEFITS OF TILING WITH OUR TADELAKT MICROCEMENT

The uniqueness of MyKal microcement shows us a material of great artistic value that gives the professional the ability to create splendid rooms with their own personality. A material that stands out wherever you look at it, the definitive fusion between art and cladding, where both its artistic and functional qualities make it an unparalleled microcement.

Dining room with tadelakt microcement flooring

Superbly adherent cladding

Its great adherence makes this material capable of adapting to any kind of surface or material. It can be applied both outdoors and indoors, as well as on vertical and horizontal surfaces. It also has no brakes to work on all kinds of materials, applying it directly on them without having to remove them: plasterboard, cement, plaster, plaster, tiles, brick, metal, concrete, plasterboard, etc.

Ability to carry out "Fresco sobre fresco"

One of its most outstanding and singular characteristics. The technique of fresco on fresco will allow us to obtain results with a different decorative effect. A third layer of microcement should be applied when the second layer is no longer "tac".

Continuous results free of joints

Wide and infinite spaces by creating surfaces free of joints and with great resistance over time, which will prevent the generation of possible cracks or shrinkage in the microcement.

Outstanding resistance

MyKal microcement presents us with a material that, despite having an appearance similar to that of tadelakt, its properties in terms of resistance are far superior. This coating is resistant to compression, abrasion, wear and tear due to pedestrian traffic, knocks and scratches, temperature changes and UV light.

Unlimited decorative possibilities

A coating with a great decorative capacity thanks to its wide range of colours, as well as its ability to be reworked, which allows different textures and final effects to be obtained.

Eco-friendly coating

Its innovative lime-based formula allows us to launch a more sustainable coating with less environmental impact.

HOW TO MIX MYRESIN RESIN WITH MYKAL TADELAKT MICROCEMENT

MyResin is our water-based acrylic resin that forms the B-component for the MyKal line and other microcements. Its application ensures greater stability and penetration of the substrate, which generates more reliable results.

The following steps must be followed to the letter to ensure a successful application:

1Measuring the quantities

This is obvious, but essential. The quantities of both resin and microcement to be used must be accurately calculated. This will ensure that the results are as effective as possible. So, first of all, we will pour the resin into a measuring container.

2Rinsing the dye

We mix a part of the measured resin together with the pigment, so that we obtain a uniform result that achieves the maximum performance of the dye.

3Mixing the pigment with the resin

At the point where we have extracted all the dye, we deposit the rinsed pigment in the bucket, and then mix it with the resin using the mixing rod.

4Pouring microcement into the final mixture

In this last step, we pour the microcement powder into the bucket and start mixing until we have obtained a homogeneous result free of lumps.

Here are the measures to be taken into account to obtain a successful mixture:

  • 20 kg of MyKal XL - 6 L of MyResin resin
  • 20 kg of MyKal L - 6.7 L of MyResin resin
  • 20 kg MyKal M - 7.5 L MyResin resin
  • 15 kg of MyKal S - 6.4 L of MyResin resin

HOW TO APPLY TADELAKT MYKAL MICROCEMENT: STEPS TO FOLLOW

The application of tadelakt MyKal microcement will not be the same on all substrates. Its properties make it necessary to act differently when it comes to working on walls or floors. Below we will show you both processes and the different steps to follow.

APPLICATION PROCESS ON FLOORS

Modern kitchen with sea views and tadelakt micro-cement flooring

1Surface preparation.

The ground must be properly prepared to ensure that it is free of imperfections such as dust, grease and moisture. We shall also make sure that it is in optimal planimetric conditions.

2Application of the primer

To guarantee the correct application of the microcement on the surface, the floor must first be primed, which will be done with the corresponding product depending on the floor in question: MyPrimer 100, MyPrimer 200 and MyPoxy.

3Application of the flexible fibre mesh

In order to avoid cracks or fissures, the flexible fibre mesh MyMesh should be applied beforehand to the microcement.

4MyKal con la resina MyResin

In this step, the MyResin resin should be placed in a container and then pigmented until a homogeneous finish is achieved. Then add the mortar and mix for 4 minutes at low revolutions.

5Application of 2 coats of MyKal XL/L Microcement

Apply 2 coats of MyKal XL or L microcement, depending on the effect and finish you want to obtain. This application should be done with a metal trowel and you should wait 4 hours to dry between coats, and sand with a 40 grain.

6Application of 1 coat of MyKal XL/L/M microcement.

We finish with the coating after applying a coat of MyKal microcement. Choose between sizes XL, L and M, depending on the desired finish. Allow to dry for 4 hours and sand with 40-grit sandpaper.

7Seal with 2 coats of MyCover and 2 coats of MySealant 2K

After 24 - 48 hours, the floor is sealed. Apply 2 coats of MyCover varnish, leaving 4 hours between coats, and 2 coats of MySealant 2K varnish, leaving 24 hours between coats.

APPLICATION PROCESS ON WALLS

Living room with walls covered in tadelakt microcement

1Preparing the substrate.

We prepare the surface of the wall in order to leave it free of any element that may affect the performance of the application, such as grease, dust, etc.

2Apply the primer promoter

Based on the wall we are working with, we will make use of different types of primers that guarantee the correct performance of the microcement, providing it with greater stability and strength. The choice would be between: MyPoxi, MyPrimer 200 and MyPrimer 100.

3Pour MyResin into the mortar

First check the proportions in the technical data sheet and then add the MyResin resin in a container. We pigment until we finally obtain a homogeneous finish. Once this is done, add the mortar and mix at low revolutions for at least 4 minutes.

4Add 2 coats of MyKal XL/L microcement

Depending on the result we want to obtain, choose between XL or L microcements and apply 2 coats, allowing 4 hours to dry between each one and sanding with 40-grit sandpaper.

5Add 1 coat of MyKal XL/L/M/S microcement

Again, depending on the finish to be achieved, choose between MyKal XL/L/M or S microcements. In this case only a single coat is applied and sanded with 40-grit sandpaper to finish.

6We seal with 2 coats of MyCover and 2 coats of MySealant 2K

Let the surface rest for 24-48 hours and proceed to seal the wall with 2 coats of MyCover varnish. Let dry 4 hours between each coat and apply 2 new coats of MySealant 2K varnish, this time with an interval of 24 hours between coats.

Aplicación de microcemento con una llana de goma

MYKAL TADELAKT MICROCEMENT IN 34 COLOURS: UNPARALLELED DECORATIVE CREATIVITY

With our MyKal microcement line, creative limits are pushed aside to make way for a wide range of up to 34 colours, allowing for infinite combinations and authentic results. This range of colours can be increased to 68 if the product is trowelled.

Beautiful, hard-wearing surfaces with a long lifespan, making every room look like a highly decorative space.

In order to give you a better idea of our colours and their variations, we have created a digital simulation of our entire MyRevest colour range. On the left you can see the original microcement and on the right after it has been reworked.

If you want a customised colour, you can also use our pigment pastes to achieve the desired colour.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

It is a very old and original coating from Morocco, made up of several limes. It stands out for creating spaces with natural finishes and great impermeability. It is mainly used for walls, but it can also be used on floors, façades, furniture, interior and exterior areas.

Its origin goes back 2000 years to Marrakech. The word tadelakt comes from "dalaka" which means "to massage, rub or polish" and one of the reasons for its creation was the need to protect the walls of the hammams. It was also used in basins or riads and to create ceramic vessels.

The reason why tadelakt remains one of the most special and useful wall coverings today after thousands of years is because its benefits are far superior to those of the vast majority of other materials. Among the most outstanding advantages are:

Clean environments, fungicidal material

Thanks to tadelakt, rooms gain in hygiene due to its antibacterial character, just like cement. This is due to the fungicidal and bactericidal properties of lime.

High impermeability

Able to withstand very high humidity rates. Waterproofing is one of the advantages that characterise it thanks to its high efficiency.

Composed of natural materials

In tadelakt we find a totally ecological product that is composed of natural materials that do not harm the environment, human or animal health.

Decorative opportunities of great variety

By offering a wide variety of colours and the possibility of refinishing, we have the possibility of an endless number of decorative finishes.

1. First phase of priming

A coat of primer for better adhesion of the tadelakt to the new surface.

2. Moisten the surface

Slightly dampen the surface with water.

3. Application of 2 coats of tadelakt

First apply a first coat of tadelakt to the surface. Let it dry overnight, make sure it is dry and apply the second layer, making sure it is a little thicker than the previous one. Again, leave to dry.

4. Final coat of wax for waterproofing

First apply a first coat of tadelakt to the surface. Let it dry overnight, make sure it is dry and apply the second layer, making sure it is a little thicker than the previous one. Again, leave to dry.

No. This microcement innately enjoys a fantastic minimum shrinkage, however, if we make use of the mesh for the flooring, we ensure that we have total guarantees of success.

Its fantastic properties make it ideal for any type of environment. It has no limits, as it can be used for exterior and interior areas, façades, ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, etc.

In order to calculate the final price per m2 of tadelakt, it is necessary to take into account a series of factors that will directly affect the cost.

Condition of the substrate

In the event that the surface on which it is to be applied is not in an optimal state, it will have to be repaired in order to leave it in perfect condition, which will influence the final price.

Surface dimensions

The dimensions of the surface to be coated directly affect the price.

Quality of the contracted material

Logically, if the product is of higher quality and will guarantee better results, the price will be higher.

Rate of the applicator

This is one of the factors that most affect the final price, as each applicator has a different price per square metre.

Desired result

Depending on the desired finish, the price will increase or decrease. This is due to whether more or less work is required, such as adding more layers of the material or performing certain procedures that can make the coating more expensive.

In order to improve its chemical resistance, it is advisable to apply a sealer or varnish to protect it. Thus, we will apply two coats of MyCover followed by two coats of MySealant 2K.

Negative. The XL, L and M granulometries are suitable for both surfaces, but the S granulometry is not suitable for floors, only for walls or other non-trafficable surfaces.

The choice of primer will vary depending on the desired result. In general, however, we always recommend choosing between MyPrimer 100 and MyPrimer 200. If the substrate is in a very damp place, we recommend using MyPoxy.

The MyKal range includes 34 colours, 68 if you go over them, but if you still cannot find the exact colour you want, you can also obtain your desired colour by mixing different pigments or using our MyColour pastes.