Aesthetically appealing floor finish can be an expensive affair especially if you choose materials like ceramic tiles and hardwood. However, bargain hunters will be surprised to find that they can have comparable beautiful floor finish in their most emotional asset at pocket friendly price. That is if they were to heed my counsel and opt to deploy red oxide in their new houses .Red oxide is cement oxide flooring that is red.Embed from Getty Images
Laying the red oxide start by purchasing cement and the red oxide .A 50 kg bag of cement retails at about Kshs 700 and the oxide at between Kshs 280 and Kshs 300 per kg .Red oxide worth Kshs 3000/ will be enough to complete a medium sized bungalow.
Second, the dry cement and the oxide is thoroughly mixed. Then, slowly water is added into it to get a thick fluid, which is applied to the concrete floor in one continuous stretch without taking a break. If the proportion of cement is increased in the mix, the result is a lighter shade of a red floor.
On the day after laying the red oxide, the floor must be kept moist by pouring water over it after a couple of hours. This will ensure good curing and a look that is appealing to the eye of the beholder.
Cement oxide flooring is cheap, long lasting and easy to maintain. All it calls for is regular sweeping and mopping.
However exposure to extreme weather outdoor will make it prone to premature cracking. In other words, it’s suitable for deploying inside the house.
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