Floor

This design is for a 30' diameter cedar yurt

There are 24 separate pie shaped floor sections.

Each section has 5/8" plywood custom cut to fit flush all around the pie. The plywood on the bottom is screwed in place. The plywood on the top of the floor will be screwed on loose so it can be removed at the site for ease of installation.

Each of the cavities will ship with wedge shaped custom fit EPS foam

Then there is 1 layer of P-2000 insulation that will act as a thermal break, then the top layer of 5/8" plywood.

Depending on where this home will be built, we have several recommended installation methods.

Regular Installation

If your home is not in a high wind area you can (or our installers) set up your home on the same blocking used to install mobile homes

Peir Blocks

Another method of installation is concrete pier blocks. They spread the load and bolt to the floor

High wind areas or un-even ground or installation where concrete costs too much

In these situations we recommend installation on top of screw pilings

Whichever method you decide to use get the floor pies all leveled and bolted together.

Then run any water, sewage, communication lines, etc. inside the cavities

When you feel comfortable that all your water and sewage and any electrical or communication wires you want to run inside the floor is run, then you or our installers are ready for the next step

One layer of 1/2" P-2000 insulation is installed to reduce the thermal bridging of the 2 x 10 floor joists

Then the top layer of 5/8" plywood or sub floor should get screwed in place.

How Well Insulated Will The Floor Be?

  • Floor is made using 2 x 10 to carry the span of 14
  • EPS foam into each cavity after each pie has been leveled, bolted together and all utilities run.
  • Cold temperature R-Value for Type 2 EPS Foam = R-4.17 per inch
    R-value of 5/8" thick Spruce sheathing = R-0.51
    7.5in space in the 2 x 10 x R-4.17 per in = R-31.27
  • ADD THE SHEETING OF FIR = R-0.51 new value is R-31.78
  • ADD ONE LAYER OF P-2000 thermal transfer barrier = R-4
  • Total R value in your floor is R-35.78
  • This exceeds all code requirements for floor insulation in every province in Canada.