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Caring for a cob floor

This kind of floor is softer than what you're probably used to and will require gentleness. Pad the feet of the chairs so they don't gouge the floor. Take your high heels off at the door. Don't drag furniture across it. Use your common sensitivity. One good thing about a softer floor is that it will be gentle on your feet and legs.

Repairing a cob floor

If the floor gets a ding in it, or if one of the cracks starts to enlarge, it's best to patch it as soon as you can. Holes grow when walked on. It's the same philosophy as, "a stitch in time saves nine." Dig the hole out, creating a bigger hole with the edges slanting so that the bottom of the hole is wider than the top.

[Cob Floor Hole]

Moisten the hole well and patch it with the mix that you saved from the original floor for just this purpose. Seal it like you did the original floor once the repair has dried.

If you know you'll be hard on the floor in certain areas, you can put rugs down to protect the heavy wear spots. You may want to make the floor out of something more durable in those places, like brick or stone.


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