Red Oxide Flooring - Latest Flooring Trend in Modern Homes
This article will particularly focus on what a red oxide flooring is and everything about it. Before going into the details of what a red oxide flooring is, let us first generally talk about what flooring is all about!
Flooring, generally the most ignored part of the interior, includes the design, the material you use for the floor of your home. People generally do not give much focus on flooring while designing a home. They do not focus on whether the floor design is matching with the look of the room. Since flooring is not something that you change everyday, it is very important to make a wise decision in this matter so you don’t have to regret later.
Flooring designs, if chosen wisely can change the whole look of the room. In particular, I must bring to your notice that Red Oxide flooring (usually used in South-Indian homes ) is trending these days coz of the different look it gives to your home. In the latter part of the article, you will get the pros and cons of it too! So while designing your home, you can definitely consider RED OXIDE FLOORING in your list. Red Oxide flooring is an interior designer’s favourite these days!
Let us give you a quick customary Interior designer introduction before starting off with the main topic.
Be it changing the whole look of your room with false ceiling and awesome lighting system or making your room look more spacious or suggesting the material you should use for the flooring,an interior designer will help you throughout till you get the desired look for your home.
An interior designer's job is not just about picking out colors and fabrics to make a space more beautiful, it concerns itself with adding life to your humdrum looking home. Interior designers must make sure all of the work is completed on time. The designer has to coordinate with the painters, wallpaper designers, electricians, furniture manufacturers, fabric wholesalers and work as a team.
Stainless steel, kitchenware/appliances, modern furniture, and florescent lighting, they know it all! They make the dullest spaces more inspiring.
An interior designer should consider the overall space of a home and its individual rooms, what are the dimensions of the space and how was it constructed. The pros and cons of a space, pros and cons of materials to be used for renovating the house should be considered.
What is the history of red oxide flooring ?
Red oxide flooring is a cement oxide flooring, red in colour which was introduced in Kerala by Portuguese and Italian traders. Though it lost its popularity due to the emergence of contemporary flooring materials, it’s making a comeback to the flooring scene owing to the fact that its pocket-friendly and aesthetically appealing.
What are the advantages of Red oxide flooring ?
- cost efficient
- low-key maintenance
- Ideal flooring options for homes located in warm or tropical locations.
- Regular sweeping and mopping are enough to keep it in good condition for years.
What are the disadvantages of red oxide flooring?
- needs to be laid skillfully by experienced masons
- Not suited for outdoors(as extreme heat can lead to cracks )
- The advantages of red oxide flooring definitely overshadows its disadvantages.
What about the budget ?
Red oxide flooring is way cheaper than many other flooring options – it costs only around Rs. 80-90 per square feet to lay red oxide floors.
Though it lost its popularity due to the emergence of contemporary flooring materials, it’s making a comeback to the flooring scene owing to the fact that its pocket-friendly and aesthetically appealing.
What is the method of laying Red oxide flooring ?
For laying red oxide floors, the first step is to mix dry cement and oxide. Next, slowly add water to get a slurry-like consistency. For one part oxide, up to three parts of grey cement will give a dark red hue. Increasing the quantity of cement will result in a lighter shade.
On the first day after application, the floor should be kept moist by sprinkling water every two hours.
On the second day, a thin water column should be allowed to stand on the surface. Once it’s cured, it should be allowed to dry for a few days.
Finally, apply wax and wait for at least three days, until the floor absorbs it.
About Irenovate –
We put our brain and brawn into your home projects to help you create your own dream house with top sublime interiors.
Whether you wish to add a false ceiling to your home, or get the right furniture for your home, or redesign your flooring, Irenovate helps you fulfill your wishes.
At iRenovate, we offer a wide variety of professional services to help you renovate your home or office space. We are renovation specialists and our role is to deliver your dream renovation, within your budget.
We produce a well-constructed plan and design for our clients. We provide professional experts, hard-work repair and Building material experts to understand your needs. Our team consists of Architects, builders, designers, maintenance work specialists and Highly Skilled Labor. We also render a free maintenance contract for a limited time after the renovation.
We give our clients high-quality finished products in lowest cost. Our contacts in the field enable us to get skilled workmanship for less price than any home owner would get for a single project which minimizes the cost of renovation at every step.
We provide concept drawings and 3D digital designs for you to comprehend better. We use augmented reality to give you a preview of what your house will look like. Our 3D drawings will help you visualize the end look of the renovation before you even start.
Poor management can make you feel renovation as a never ending project. At iRenovate, we design a perfectly well structured plan to complete your renovation project on time and within your budget.
We at iRenovate help you deliver you the X-factor you need for your dream home. Our in-house team of designers is committed to provide you with the exact design you need.
Irenovate team is dedicated to provide excellence in maintenance with a 6 months’ F.O.C after service contract. Should you experience a problem or need assistance our team is ready to assist, no matter how small the issue is!
So get your floorings done by Irenovate,according to your wish, as we don’t compromise with the quality.
For further queries, you can contact us.