American clay on walls, earth floor

American clay on walls, earth floor

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  1. Karl says:

    Is the floor American Clay? I have used it on walls and simply love it. I now are looking into an Adobe or Clay Casein floor and are curious if I can use American Clay. Any recommendations or pointers?

    • Mike Henry says:

      Earth floors usually have a higher sand content and much more fiber than American clay does, which allows them to be laid thicker (1/2 to 3/4 inch is common). However, you could lay a base coat and skim over it with American Clay before oiling. I’ll likely write a post about earth floors soon which might be helpful to you. This particular floor is about 1 part clay: 4 sand: 1 fine chopped straw

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