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Mud Floorings 1 year 1 month ago #193

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Mud Floorings
Mud Floors refer to the floors that have a mud topping. They are inexpensive, hard, relatively impervious, simple to build, and simple to maintain.

Construction Method: 
  • The soil filling surface is adequately cemented.
  •  A layer of debris or broken bats 20-25 cm thick is laid, hand-packed, moist, and rammed.
  • Then a 10-15cm thick layer of muram or good earth.
  • A layer of fine earth powder or so-called muram is placed over the whole area at a thickness not less than 5 cms.
  • After two weeks it is wetted and rammed again.
  • A thick cow-dung paste will be applied to the surface.
  • After two days final coating done with cow dung and portland cement in 4:1 ratio.
Characteristics: 
  • Has excellent thermal insulation, they keep a consistent temperature.
  • They are fairly resistant to cracks.
Maintenance:

Once or twice a week, the floor is washed with cement and cow dung slurry in a 4:1 ratio to keep it clean.

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