My Options for Concrete Coverings to Promote Earthing Health Benefits
I’ve been enjoying and enduring a construction project in my office area that came about for numerous reasons. The final thought that launched the project was based on my being able to have a full room where I could walk and become grounded from a true and un-insulated “earthing” standpoint.
So, during all of the design and building this room has become much more than I had originally planned, and even the floor had morphed into being covered with tile for decoration purposes… until today. This room may become the premier room of the entire house, however, now I have a conflict.
Today I spent a beautiful spring day bending over my counter, stove, and kitchen sink. I’ve baked scones, bread, and a fruit crisp… and they will all be delicious, however in the process I’ve developed a stabbing back pain in my thoracic spine that has bothered me since I was a little five-year-old taking piano lessons. (Yes, I probably have emotional issues still stored there even though I’ve cleared quite a few….) So, I’ve been dancing with my tunes, stretching, and other things that often ease the pain… to no avail.
And then I took a phone call and walked into my new room. It is still bare concrete poured over the ground and gravel, and I opted out of any insulating material in the concrete. I walked into the room and took off my socks, and within a couple of minutes the pain had totally disappeared. (Now I’m back in my main office being bombarded with WIFI EMF’s, and still the pain has not gone back up to the original level. Hmmm.) So, the thought of covering my bare concrete with anything that could block my opportunity to be grounded is causing me to rethink the idea of using anything other than what I already have… a wonderful healing room with bare slab.
From a decorator perspective, how do I create a good electron-conducting surface and make it look good at the same time? Unfortunately the beautiful concrete finish that I had hoped to attain went awry when a big snowstorm set in the evening that we poured the concrete. Here in the mountains we cannot always predict what the weather will be. So, now I wonder how I can create a smooth and good-looking surface from this rough and now dirty concrete floor… and maintain the conductivity.
Before I go to the main Earthing website at http://earthinginstitute.net I want to make a list of options and then maybe they can provide more data to help in my decision. Here are the items which I believe will cancel out my wonderful grounded effect because they include insulating aspects:
- Ceramic tile
- Porcelain tile
- Wood floor
I’m hoping that my builders can level out the floor and sand the surface so that it is very smooth… then I will research options to make it pretty… even though I will probably place some oriental rugs over parts of the floor. I still want to be able to walk barefoot in that room and get the good grounding effects!