FYI, I have no idea where this topic should go. What do you people use for floors?
I know that there is the MgO treatment for floors which sounds amazing. I have seen a lot of pictures of the aesthetics used on the floors of the dome. I must ask. Where do you get these beautiful tiles and aesthetics? What options do you guys have? P.S. Am I spelling aesthetics right?
My personal favorite floor is the earthen floor. I lived in/owned a house with an earthen floor for three years. I helped a friend make an earthen floor once. Overall, they are hard to beat when it comes to beauty, durability, and inspiration.
Here is a great article on the subject: https://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-06-01/earthern-floors-why-how-and-where/
@Zander Thank you, I found it quite interesting. It appears you can make it any color you want. I saw another article about it. Apparently you can add straw in the mixture to give it a nice pattern and texture. It's pretty cool. Also, I am curious to know how you make the MgO flooring.
according to the web:
In a process similar to creating Portland cement, MgO powder is combined with other ingredients and water to form a cementitious slurry. This slurry is then embedded with layers of glass fiber mesh, formed and allowed to cure. Once fully cured, the result is a hardened magnesium oxide cement panel.
I presume it's just a matter of setting up expansion strips or pour forms to pour the slurry into, and then let it set up.
Not sure if MgO powder is available unless it's bought in bulk like a panel manufacturer would need.