Josh Wynne ConstructionFarmhouse Bedroom, Tampa
American Clay walls. Polished Concrete floors. Exposed cypress timber framed ceiling.
Photos by Matt McCorteney
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Do the clay walls have a purpose? PRO josh wynne construction They have many purposes, actually. Some are more valued than others, depending on the beholder. Firstly, they are beautiful. While the photos do offer a peek at the hand troweled motion of the walls, and a mild sense of the suede like texture, they do nothing to show the real warmth, character and patina that these walls have. The clay is natural; mined in the state of Georgia and colored only with minerals. There are no chemical agents for binding and no VOC's to concern ourselves with. Clay is a renewable resource. It is harvested from construction sites, where it is stripped from the land and replaced with fill dirt with better percolation qualities. It is also infinitely reparable. You could fix any blemish, crayon marks or dings in five minutes with your left over clay, a glass of water and a sponge. Clay also regulates moisture and humidity in spaces. It is extremely porous and absorbs excess humidity, releasing it when the air is dryer. This makes it the perfect veneer for our moist Florida environment. Speaking of that, mold cannot grow on or under clay; another big concern in these parts. There is also evidence to suggest that during the transfer of moisture in and out of the clay, negative ions are released. This is the same effect created from waves crashing at the beach. You can search for more information on that on your own. Hope that helps! -Josh