Reasons why wood is the better choice for sauna cabins

A sauna should not only look modern and stylish, but also provide a pleasant climate that invites relaxation and regeneration. The material from which the sauna cabin is made plays a decisive role. Why this is so and what advantages wood offers, you will learn in the following article.
Why wood is the perfect material for a pleasant sauna climate
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Why wood is the perfect material for a pleasant sauna climate

Sauna baths are an important part of Finnish culture and a popular way to relax body and mind. An important factor for a pleasant sauna experience is the material from which the sauna cabin is made. And here wood is undoubtedly the first choice.

Wood for sauna cabins: Sustainability, durability, pleasant climate

Wood is a natural raw material that grows back and is biodegradable. Therefore, it’s a good fit for anyone looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Wood also has a longer lifespan than other materials, making it a cost-effective option for sauna owners. So it’s not only good for your well-being, but also for the environment and your wallet.

Wood offers several advantages for use in sauna cabins. During the heating phase, it absorbs heat evenly and releases it again while you are bathing in the sauna. This creates a pleasant, gentle and well-tolerated sauna climate. In addition, at a temperature of 194 °F, wood quickly absorbs the humidity created during infusion and keeps it below 10%.

Due to its thermal conductivity, wood does not get hot enough to cause burns, which is another advantage. Given the high temperatures reached during a sauna session, this is of utmost importance. Therefore, you should choose a material that is safe and comfortable to the touch.

Modern sauna cabins made of glass

In the construction of many modern sauna cabins, large glass walls are used, which is aesthetically pleasing, but does not offer the same thermal conductivity and moisture absorption as wood. While a glass sauna would certainly be more modern, the sauna experience would not be the same as in a traditional natural wood sauna.

Our conclusion

In conclusion, wood is the best choice for sauna cabins. It provides a pleasant, mild and well-tolerated sauna climate, absorbs moisture and is also pleasant and safe to touch. So, when choosing your sauna cabin, do not forget to pay attention to the material that is most suitable for you and your well-being.


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