Colours for Cement Floors - Tata Red

Tata Red is a highly concentrated dry powder of the finest grade and is ideally suited for use in cement floors. It is light and alkali fast, non-toxic and inflammable and produces attractive shades. A floor made of TATA RED can withstand repeated washing with water and can be polished with any floor polishing materials and be buffed. It has the following characteristics:


Bright Red

Total iron  (as Fe2 O3) 


Matter soluble in water 

1 .0%(max) 

Acidity ( H2 SO4) 


Residue on sieve(over BS 240 mesh)


Volatile matter 


Bulk density(g/t) 



Salient Features

  • Tata Red is ideally suited for flooring and they have the best mobility with cement.
  • Resistance to alkali and light fastness are excellent
  • Tata Red furnishes the floor with a bright, shiny and smooth surface.
  • Tata Red is non toxic and non inflammable
  • Tata Red exhibits permanent colour stability and resists fading.


Tata Red is highly apt for colouring of cement and mosaic floors, tiles, dadoes and plastic works colour wash.

Application Procedure
Complete and careful mixing of the Tata Red flooring colours and cement is imperative for best results. Tata Red should be mixed with grey or white cement in the proportion 1:4 or 1:5 (colour of cement), depending upon the desired depth of the colour- [Grey cement is recommended for deep shades and white cement for pastel shades].
Moreover, to eliminate the occurrence of patches and also to produce a smooth and uniform finish, the colorant and cement must be mixed in a dry state before adding water. The mixture has to be applied by trowelling. A 24 hour gap has to be maintained before curing is undertaken for setting.


  • For better results, it is necessary to prepare a homogenous mixture of Tata Pink and Cement in a dry state beforeadding water.
  • The chore of mixing and application must be done by an experienced mason.
  • The dry mixture should be prepared just before applying it.
  • The wet floor surface must be protected from dust, direct sun light and damage of any other nature.
  • Use of chalk powder with the dry mixture of colours and cement must be avoided as it dilutes the intensity of the colour
  • Any contact between Tata Pink and acids or acidic materials must be prevented.
  • Tata Pink may be used for interior and protected exterior surface only.
  • Tata Pink is not recommended for exterior use because of its poor light stability.

Buffing and polishing should be undertaken after the floor has been allowed to dry for a week. More time will ensure a better hardening.