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Earthen Floors
Author: Sukita Reay Crimmel

ISBN: 9780865717633
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 13 May 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.5 x 1.8
Description:


For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks, and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today lives in houses built partially or entirely of earth. Conventional Western building techniques using industrial materials may save time and create efficiencies, but these perceived savings come at considerable financial and environmental cost.

As well as boasting a unique and beautiful aesthetic, natural building techniques are accessible, affordable, and non-toxic. Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated manual covering the history, use, and maintenance of this attractive, practical flooring option. This detailed, fully illustrated guide explains every part of the process, including:
Sourcing and harvesting materials
Preparing the subfloor
Pouring, finishing, and sealing the floor
Living with and maintaining your earthen floor

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