Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (May 13, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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I have built several earthen floors. Sukita provides all the basic information if this is your first floor. It's essential reading. I especially liked the information about color washes and sanding the floor, I had never heard of either of these techniques and I will try them on my next floor.
I am giving it 4 stars for lack of detail. Basically this book will sell you on the idea, teach you how to confirm you have the correct materials on site, help you figure out how to get the right materials if you don't have them, teach you how to place, teach you how to finish, and teach you how to care for your aging floor. Really in that respect it is a great book. It did a great job on selling me; I will have a couple of rooms in my house when I finally build that have this.There are some details on how to finish edges and such but much more could be added in this respect. How do you finish against drywall (is there issues with moisture wicking), if you do decide to go without a concrete sub floor how does the interface with the footing look, and there were a couple that I just cant think of right now.I would still recommend this book to anyone considering doing a earthen floor it is good information.
A lovely book: A wonderful workshop that requires no travel and little expense (by comparison); expert teachers w/extensive experience; good info; encouragement for the uninitiated; tips and tricks and confirmation for the growing audience of mud-fans; and stories! Not quite as good as having your hands to hold, but a hekuvalot better than wandering the web! And beautiful floors of mud! Even for those who live in not-so-well-made, impersonally manufactured stick and/or modular homes. Good good good good! Good! (that's five)
This is an excellent book for anyone considering earthen floors. It goes through every step in great detail. There are very few colored pictures, otherwise I’d have given it five stars. But one gets the idea.
Detailed. A good collection of data related to the subject. Would have enjoyed more how to diagrams or illustrations, over all a good book for the serious folks interrelated in earth floors. Worth the money,for sure.
WOW sure would have used this when laying earthen floors all those years ago - now a definitive treatise on HOW TO fantastico ! ! will recommend this to all my clientsTHANKYOU team
Full of valuable information, but B/W pictures?!!!
Finally a comprehensive book on how to do this flooring it's really hard to find this information out that offers constructive detail, it's like trying to find something mystical, if information easy to access it removes it from the world of "too hard" and that's just alternative crap when it should be something we should all being doing.
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