Preventing Sauna Problems
Caring for your sauna room will be much easier if you take some preventive steps. First, the floor beneath the duckboards should be properly sealed. This includes concrete floors and the grout lines in ceramic tile floors.
Of course, the less dirt you bring into the sauna, the cleaner it will be. Use a mat in front of the sauna door to wipe feet on. Also, before entering the sauna, bathers should shower to remove excessive dirt, body lotions,
hair products, deodorants, and makeup, all of which will drip onto the benches and floor as bathers perspire.
If your sauna is next to a swimming pool, have bathers rinse off after using the pool and before entering the sauna. Otherwise, the chemically treated pool water could discolor the sauna wood.
Insist that bathers place an absorbent terry-cloth towel on the benches before sitting down or reclining. This will prevent most of the perspiration from reaching the bench, while also providing a more comfortable surface on which to relax.
When you are finished using the sauna, its important to prop the door open to allow air to flow into the room, which will freshen the air and help dry out the interior. You can close the door once the sauna is completely dry and smells clean.
As master baths get larger to accommodate todays spa amenities, saunas are at the top of more and more homeowners lists of must-haves.
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