Earthen floors info articles

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Sigi Koko’s method of installing a base layer

Thanks to Sigi Koko of Build Naturally.

I do a 2-layer adobe floor, mostly because this allows me to pour the thick base layer before the exterior walls are completely closed in.  That extra air-flow speeds up drying time (and eliminates a highly humid interior later in construction). Read more …

Sigi Koko’s method of installing a leveling layer

Thanks to Sigi Koko of Build Naturally.

There are a few approaches you can take for this layer.  What I do is float this layer smoooooth and then polish it as it hardens. Read more …

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