Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice [Book Review]

“Earthen floors are ubiquitous in most of the world. They are the most accessible type of flooring to a vast portion of the human population. In the modern world earthen floors are still something of an oddity to most people, … Continue reading →

Stabilized Caliche Floors

Caliche: calcium carbonate formed in the soils of semiarid regions. “I sifted the caliche through a chicken wire sieve to get rid of the larger material. This leaves a good size aggregate for a 4-5inch think pour, thicker floor better … Continue reading →

Adobe Block Floors

Readers often ask our advice about the most practical floors for do-it-yourselfers. If you’re building your own sustainable home, I suggest building floors on grade. This eliminates the need for posts, beams, floor joists, subflooring, toxic glues and other materials … Continue reading →