Clay That You Can Live On
Earthen floors are a great companion to passive solar design, but also work really well for in-floor heating systems. We have applied earthen floors over existing concrete (for family’s who realized that living on concrete was too hard on their bodies) as well a conventional plywood sub-flooring. They are finished with a naturally oxidizing oi like hemp or linseed (flax). The natural hardening action of these oils when exposed to air helps to cure the floor, making it durable and washable.