Since yurt kits are typically shipped to the building site without a floor, anything other than a local resource requires orchestration. That’s because the floor is ideally finished before the yurt is erected.
Alterego in Maryland can discuss the feasibility of FSC certified hardwood, cork, bamboo, linoleum, or rubber floor materials for your yurt structure. The company is owned by architects who offer sustainable products with modern designs.
A similar company is EcoTimber in California. Check out their eco-friendly flooring guide.
If certification is not your concern, consider Conklins Authentic Antique Barnwood, located in Pennsylvania. The natural look blends well with sustainable lifestyles. And as with antique furniture, the worn appearance can compliment various designs, ― including yurts.
There’s nothing like the feel of wood. Another option is a form of recycling: recovered river wood. Goodwin Heart Pine Co. in Florida offers a variety of such. They’ve received national recognition that includes the History Channel and HGTV.
Cork is a natural, durable and environmentally-conscious product. It has excellent acoustical properties, is easily maintained, and is long-standing comfortable. A good eco-conscious company to inquire with is US Floors LLC in Georgia.
The Smith & Fong Company in San Francisco has been an innovator in the development of bamboo as a building resource since 1989. Consider Plyboo Pure FSC-certified with no added urea formaldehyde.
Ecohaus in Washington offers customer service for earth-friendly flooring. Think about Marmoleum® with bacterial resistant and anti-static qualities. That’s a great organic alternative to vinyl sheet flooring.
Gee, I could go on for days, but the final consideration I recommend in this blog is parquetry. This is a style, rather than a material, but incorporates natural resources beautifully.
What’s your yurt eco-floor thought? Please comment.
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