Toby Woodbury wrote:The cheapest floor I know of is Oehlers method of just leveling the dirt then lay a moisture barrier (plastic sheeting) then carpet over that. You get the softness of the earth but kept dry and clean by the plastic barrier. I mean imagine waking up every day and swinging your feet over the side of the bed and stepping on that warm solid terra firma. I can't imagine anything better.
Ardilla Esch wrote:The earthen floor article at landerland.com talks about doing a 1/2" earthen floor over concrete. This is entirely doable. Though you can't put radiant heat tubing in a layer that thin. I would want at least two inches of earthen floor cover over radiant tubing.