Earthen Floors

Earthen Floors. Tough, smooth, stunning

I have been installing earthen floors for a few years now and I enjoy it immensely.   The texture and appearance is so beautiful and unique, and coupled with in-floor heating, oh. my. goodness!  With the ingredients clay, sand and straw, the footprint of these floors is minimal, far less than concrete or laminate.   Similar to softwood (such as fir) floors in hardness and durability, earth or cob floors are a great alternative to wood or concrete.  They can be mopped, repaired, danced on, wrastled and rolled around on, dogged, babied, red-wined, anything you can throw at them they can pretty much take.  Finished with non-toxic oils and waxes, they look and feel amazing in any space.  Earthen floors can be installed in any building, including existing homes.   Perhaps that old linoleum is looking a bit… not so amazing anymore?  🙂

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Close-up!

Pouring the floor in Cobble Hill.

Pouring the floor in Cobble Hill.

Pouring a floor over hydronics at OUR Ecovillage

Pouring a floor over hydronics at OUR Ecovillage

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Freshly oiled