The Russian bath has long been considered the best place to relax soul and body, and especially if it is cozy and well equipped. Finishing the bath
inside with your own hands is a very important and crucial stage, at which the issues of beauty, safety and functionality of this room are solved.
When choosing materials for finishing the bath inside, it is necessary to take into account their qualities such as environmental friendliness and safety, and the tree most meets these requirements. But not every tree species can tolerate high humidity and regular temperature changes. In this regard, only high-quality wood that has undergone a certain heat treatment should be used. This procedure is necessary because it “hardens” the material against the constant impact of negative external factors and increases its service life. In addition, it is worth giving preference to rocks that have low heat capacity and thermal conductivity. The aesthetic side of the material is also important. For example, the ideal option is to finish the bath inside the clapboard. You should pay attention to the aroma that wood publishes, because it will become several times stronger at high temperature.
Before buying decorative materials, you should carefully check them for tar spots and knots - these defects should not be. It is recommended to use classic wood species, such as:
- Linden. When it is heated in the room, a pleasant and healthy honey aroma spreads. In addition, the linden lining does not darken in conditions of high humidity and maintains a beautiful appearance for many years.
- Abashi wood does not heat up at very high temperatures, therefore, finishing the bath inside with your own hands with this material guarantees safety.
- When heated, cedar exudes the aroma of coniferous forest, but when choosing this tree, one should pay attention to the presence of tar smudges, and if any, then it is strongly recommended not to buy such material, because when heated, it will secrete dangerous enzymes.
- An excellent option is the combined decoration of the bath inside with your own hands from hardwood and coniferous trees.
- For ceilings, it is recommended to use the most “clean” wood that does not emit tar, because the hottest air rises and the resins, when melted, can drip from the ceiling.
Rules for arranging a pair of lining
When using a lining in a steam room, it should be borne in mind that it is in this room that the material will be exposed to steam and high temperatures, therefore, when refining it, certain rules must be observed.
- It is forbidden to varnish wood, as even the highest quality varnish when heated will exude a pungent and harmful smell of chemicals.
- A similar ban applies to any paints.
- The lining should be secured with nails in a secret way, because the open metal, firstly, will rust, and, secondly, when heated, it can burn the skin when touched.
- Finishing the bath inside with your own hands through the lining requires preliminary preparation. So, in order to get the most airtight room, it is recommended to lay a heat-insulating mineral insulation between the wall and the wooden paneling and cover it with aluminum foil to protect it from steam.