As Clear As Mud: Earthen Floor Systems

Earthen floors are rapidly being recognized as a desirable, natural alternative to conventional floor systems.  Not only do they capture heat (or cool) increasing the energy efficiency of your home but they are pleasing to both the eye and the soles of your feet.  Come explore the potential of earthen floor systems with earthen floor master Sukita Crimmel.

Learning Objectives for week 7:

  • Room Preparation
  • Tool Use
  • Base and finish floor mixes
  • Application techniques for base and finish floors
  • Burnishing
  • Finishing Oils and Waxes
  • Repairs
  • Claylin, a ready mix earthen floor product
  • Your own backyard mix

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Knee Pads (hardshell)
  • Gloves (fabric with rubber face garden type are great)
  • Non stainless concrete Finish Trowel (approx. 4″x12″)
  • Wooden Float (approx. 3″x14″)
  • Ear Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Respirator (with cartridges for Organic Vapors)


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