Earthen Floors Author:Bill & Athena Steen Natural earth floors are fast becoming the finish of choice for people building with adobe, strawbale and cob. Comfortable to walk on, forgiving of dropped pottery and simple to maintain. Earthen floors are inexpensive, don't off-gas like man-made products, and are easily repaired. — This illustrated booklet covers all aspects of earthen floors:... more » base preparations for various climates, earthen mixtures; installation; non-chemical sealants; and upper story applications.
Earthen floors are popular in straw bale and cob, adobe homes. The formulas in this book are best for floors in warmer climates like the SW USA. But addition of stabilizers like lime and Asphalt Emulsion ( used in traditional adobe bricks to help waterproof them) can be used, experimentation required for creating floors in colder climates.