Raw clay floors: the properties and characteristics of this type of flooring. How the installation takes place, the advice and possible combinations.
L'raw clayhas excellent references! It has long been used in bioclimatic architecture for the construction of passive houses; in particular, in the "Light buildings", L'raw clayit is used to implement the internal thermal storage capacity, so as to make heating and cooling systems more efficient. Who points to theraw clay floors, probably not only to establish a new domestic microclimate but also for thehealthinessand the other properties of this material.
THEraw clay floors,used as finishes, they are ideal for rooms heated with radiant panels because they are able to distribute heat evenly and maximize the heat output of the system.
THEraw clay floorsthey are suitable for any type of domestic environment, from the kitchen to the bathroom, they are resistant to trampling so they have no problems of application even in the children's bedroom.
The overall effect has a great aesthetic value as there is no real "pose" here: iraw clay floorsthey can be installed with a single casting, obtaining homogeneous surfaces without gaps or joints, even for large surfaces.
The benefits are those already mentioned (healthiness, better thermal efficiency) together with the capacity that theraw clayin regulating humidity. It has been seen that theraw claymanages to absorb water vapor when the air is saturated with moisture and release it when the air is too dry.
For maximum comfort of the inhabitants, the relative humidity values fluctuate between 50 and 70 percent, it is precisely among these values that the natural humidity regulation carried out by theraw clay.
L'raw claymoreover, being a colloid, it is able to retain dust, gases and odors (very convenient especially for allergy sufferers or for those who intend to install a floor heating system).
L'raw clayprovides protection from electromagnetic fields and has sound absorbing properties ideal forfloorsand the false ceilings of those who live in condominiums.
Given the great qualities ofraw clayand its ancient history, there are many market proposals. On the market it is possible to find floors ofraw claythat by combining colors, types of processing and other natural materials, are able to restore very varied chromatic effects and textures. I am the classic example iclay floorswith cooked oil and beeswax as finishing layers and final protection.
As stated, for iraw clay floorsthere is no typical laying (tile by tile in the case of traditional floors, or strip by strip in the case of parquet…).
The laying method involves a first draft of the raw claybase mixed with water and a second casting of the finishing product; finally, oil and natural wax treatments are performed.
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