Yurt Living: Floor Options
Very few globe-scattered yurt companies offer flooring. The exception is special event yurt providers and concierge service companies.
If you purchase your yurt near the location of your site, the yurt salesman may help connect you with an appropriate supplier. Otherwise, you are entirely responsible for the yurt flooring. No need to get the heebie-jeebies though.
The Colorado Yurt Company says the most typical is tongue and groove wood flooring. That’s precisely what most pictures you view are constructed with. However, linoleum ―or the like, can be installed if subflooring (beneath the finished floor), is laid first. The subflooring may consist of a rigid foam insulation as well. You can also keep cost down with painted or stenciled plywood.
On Yurtinfo.org, Becky Kemery shared an earthen radiant floor description from her very favorite yurt witnessed. It had hot springs water piped through it. In this case, earthen consisted of cob, (an adobe-like mud mixture made from clay), sand, and straw. Becky explained that the floor had a natural, earthy feel and the radiant heat kept the yurt cozy on the coldest of days.
An author who is only known as the Yurt Lady, reports living at 9,300 feet in rural Colorado. Her subfloor is plywood rounded to the edges. She put radiant tubing down and called for the concrete truck to finish it off.
Writer Maya Lassiter is a yurt dweller who managed to get her hands on recycled oak flooring. She laughs about the silly life of recycled-house-builders because the flooring needs to be laid before you put the yurt up. The occasion called for storage.
Wildwood Cumbria, located in the United Kingdom, manufactures floors in a variety of ways that depend on the yurt’s temporary or permanent nature. For a temporary event, the floor is made in small interlocking panels, in either smooth or non-slip tongue and grooved boards. This is good for portability and storage. They utilize European Redwood or English Larch that is pressure-treated to maximize durability. Custom finishes may be applied.
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