Red Oxide Flooring: The Things You Should Know

Red Oxide Flooring

When it comes to interior designing, the aspect of flooring is often ignored and not much importance is given to it. But the fact is that flooring has the same importance just like other aspects. We all know that flooring is not a thing that can be changed every day.So, you have to take a wise decision in order to avoid regretting later. We, at SURFACES REPORTER (SR), providing here the things you should know about red oxide flooring. Read on:

Types of Flooring

red flooring-Vitrified Tile Flooring

There are different types of floorings like Vitrified Tile Flooring, Marble Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Vinyl Flooring and many more and each type of flooring has its own beauty. Which makes this golden decision even harder to make.

You must have seen the beautiful and rich-looking red colored flooring in old houses. These types of traditional floorings were first introduced by the Portuguese and Italian traders which later became a part of most south Indian homes. These are known as Red Oxide floorings.

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Red oxide flooring is nothing but cement oxide which is red in color. These were very popular before the advent of fancy tiles. Like other old and traditional things- They are again gaining their popularity and have begun to become the style status as a part of modern interior design.

Moreover, it is eco-friendly and cost effective. So, it is also aesthetically appealing and pocket-friendly.Top interior designers are also recommending to go for red oxide flooring owing to its advantages. Let us see what they are and why they seem to be gaining so much importance.

Red is not the only color

Yes, this is true. There are a lot of colors to choose from. These beautiful tiles and their advantages can now be found in various colors. They can be blue, green, yellow or black too. There are actually more than 20 color shades under the same category.

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Vitrified Tile Flooring

Customized designs

Buying a durable and elegant carpet can be a costly affair. But, with red oxide flooring, the designs can be embossed on to the floor directly. It would look like a designer red carpeted area and would give your house a grand and traditional feel.

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Joint-free and visually appealing

Red oxide floors are very elegant and very simple looking at the same time.They have a very pleasing effect on the eyes. This is one of the main reasons why there is a hike in their demand.

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One of the biggest advantages of red oxide floorings is that they are jointless and seamless. The amazing finish it provides cannot be given by other floorings.


The best thing about red oxide flooring is that it is pro-nature and eco-friendly. Not only this, they are also budget friendly and very economic. They are basically a packaged deal of perfection when it comes to home flooring.

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No Maintenance and high durability

These floorings literally do not need any maintenance. Just mopping the floor after brooming gives it a new like look for many years.Unlike others, these floorings don’t deteriorate with time. They are very durable and serve for a very long period of time. These make them worth every penny!

Feet friendly

Red oxide flooring is not hard on the feet and the knees. They also feel very easy and comfortable even on barefoot. This makes them ideal to walk on and it protects you physiologically.

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How much does it cost?

The first thought that crosses our minds here is- With all of these features, the floorings must cause a fortune. . .Guess what? They don’t!

Red oxide floorings are pocket friendly and cost much cheaper than other types of floorings. It might cost you as low as around 80 to 90 INR per square feet. Because it is eco-friendly and visually appealing, it is being preferred by many home owners.

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Red oxide floorings can be used anywhere in your house as per your requirement. You can use it in bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room and even in balconies and terrace. If you are using it outdoors, ensure that the finish is a little rough to avoid slipping.

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Things to Remember

If you have decided to go for a red oxide flooring, there are some important things to remember: -

  • You have to sprinkle the flooring every 2 to 3 hours with water after the flooring is done.
  • A thin sheet of water should be stocked up on the second day if there are white patches.
  • After the flooring is laid, no one should walk on it for at least 4 days.
  • After this, red colored wax should be applied.
  • Give time for the floor to absorb the wax to avoid random stains.

Be careful with the quality of colored oxides prior to installation, since poor quality oxides result in patchy flooring over time.

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When choosing the quality of red oxide, ensure that you are taking the best quality. Red oxide floors shine more as time passes; these floorings can be your mates for life if you treat them right.

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