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Training for Do-It-Yourself Installation

No in person trainings scheduled at this time (may 2024).

Recording of a 3 day training available for $100.


The workshop includes: preparing the space, tool use, mixing, and installation, burnishing, and finishing.  Participnts will receive a digital copy of the Claylin How-To Manual.

Tools I will use in training and will be useful for your own installs.

  • Hard wood float (12”x 3 ½” x ½” thick is a great size, Marshalltown is sold at Mason Supply stores)
  • Steel trowel (12” x 3” is a great size, Marshalltown is sold at Mason Supply stores)
  • knee pads
  • clothes to get dirty in
  • gloves to get muddy in
  • Respirator with organic vapor cartridges
    • Often we oil a 2' x 2' floor sample, so the respirator is not needed, but you will need it for oiling a full floor.
  • And if you have a pair of floor pans (used to walk on wet floors), bring them!


"The Claylin hands on training is indispensable to anyone planning to pour an earthen floor. During the workshop the teacher shares their discoveries and mistakes over the course of 10 years of experience. So, do yourself and your clients a favour and take this vital workshop.  The price of the workshop will undoubtedly pay for itself, as you will complete the training knowing that you can pour a high quality, crack free earthen floor."

Jason Barber
Natural Builder

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