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Kiko Denzer on Art
[Cob] Cob--colors and FLOOR PARTYAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Mon May 31 06:47:40 PDT 2004
Thanks for reminding me about the colors. Bioshield has a fine collection. All I have to do is order them. If you really care about your earthen floor, you don't walk on it with shoes on. It's softer than a lot of conventional flooring (not necessarily carpet padding, though), how soft, how waterproof, depends on exactly how you've done it. So you need a transition, an inside place where people can remove shoes (if you really care) or at least where everyone's first step will be, so that there isn't a depression in the floor right there. After the first step, presumably the subsequent ones will not always form a pattern. Ceramic tiles can look nice, put into a pattern there, easy to come by, fairly easy to install. We'll find out about rubber mats. Everything wears--steel steps with that "no-slip" pattern wears after twenty years of hundreds of people tramping up and down from the shop floor to the break room three times a day. Where I once worked, the pattern was completely worn off, there were slight depressions on two of the three sets of stairs. I once lived in a house with fairly new, and apparently good quality carpeting in which the pile, and the padding underneath had mashed down into nothingness in the standard route from the living room into the kitchen. ............. Jane responds to me (snipped, especially of my stuff!): "different colored mix into the voids." I don't know if it's available in the US, but in Scandinavia you can buy a lot of different colours for lime and linseed oil paintings, some of them quite dark. They have been used traditionally for clay and brick houses and have been neglected for some decades when plastic paintings were applied everywhere, but they are coming back into fashion. Mostly it's some kind of metallic compound. If nothing else you ought to be able to get different colours of ochre (shades of yellow, red and brown) which will mix into both clay, lime and oil. "I'm told it's a pretty good idea to put reinforcement around the main door" Why is it a good idea with those reinforcements, and where exactly to you put them? _________________________________________________________________ Get 200+ ad-free, high-fidelity stations and LIVE Major League Baseball Gameday Audio! http://radio.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200491ave/direct/01/
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