Choosing the Best Material for a Sauna Floor Choosing the Best Material for a Sauna Floor

You will find that the coolest part of your sauna is the sauna floor. It is important that you do not allow this to cause any heat loss or bad insulation. You will need to have a floor that is heat proof. There are several different types of floors that can do this for you. You also want to make sure that the floor that you choose does not become too hot as this will only cause you to burn the bottoms of your feet. Make sure that the sauna floor that you choose is one that will work best for your needs in your sauna. 
Concrete
When it comes to the best possible sauna floor option, concrete is always the best. You will need to make sure that it has sealer applied to it so that is waterproof. You can then finish it with ceramic tile. This is something that can handle the heat of the sauna without causing you to be uncomfortable walking on it. You will simply need to make sure to use caution if you are especially damp as they can become a little bit slippery. Walk slowly and make sure the bottoms of your feet are completely dry before you attempt it. Whenever the concrete is covered with ceramic tiles, you cannot go wrong. This is something that may be a little bit expensive so it is not always the first choice among people that wish to put the floor into their sauna.
Vinyl
If you happen to have vinyl tiles in your sauna, then this is something that will not be affected by the heat. It will not be affected by the floor level either. You will find that vinyl tiles can typically handle the heat and the humidity. They will end up needing to replaced more often than ceramic tiles though. They are not quite as durable and sturdy but they can get the job done. 
Plywood
If you happen to be working with plywood floors, then you will want to make sure that they are properly sealed. You will want to have all of the joints sealed properly with wood preservative. You will need to apply multiple coats to make sure that it is protected the way that it should be. Plywood floors can have a lot of issues with the sauna heat and humidity if they are not properly taken care of and protected from it. If you do not want to have to worry about warping or any issues with it you should definitely take the necessary steps in protecting your plywood. 
Adhesives
There are several different types of adhesives out there that you will need to use so that your wood floor in your sauna can be completely waterproof. This is something that is a necessity if you have a wood floor in a sauna. You can also use ceramic tiles or seamless sheet vinyl or fiberglass to waterproof your wood floors. The adhesives will still be necessary though.

You will find the coolest part of your sauna is the sauna floor. It is important that you do not allow this to cause any heat loss or bad insulation. You will need to have a heatproof floor. There are several different types of floors that can do this for you. You also want to make sure the sauna floor you choose does not become too hot as to burn the bottoms of your feet.

Concrete

Concrete is always the best option for a sauna floor. You will need to make sure it has sealer applied to it so it is waterproof. You can then finish it with ceramic tile. The tile can handle the heat of the sauna without causing you to be uncomfortable walking on it. But you will need to use caution because tile can become slippery when damp. Walk slowly and make sure the bottoms of your feet are completely dry before you walk on the tile. Because this sauna floor can be a little bit expensive, it is not always the first choice.

Vinyl

If you happen to have vinyl tiles in your sauna, they can also withstand the heat and humidity. Although they are cheaper initially, they are not as durable. You will need to replace vinyl more often than ceramic tiles. 

Plywood

If you are working with plywood floors, make sure they are properly sealed. You will want to seal all of the joints properly with wood preservative. Apply multiple coats to make sure the wood is protected. Plywood floors can have a lot of issues with the sauna's heat and humidity if you don't properly protect the wood.

Adhesives

There are several different types of adhesives you will need to use so the wood floor in your sauna can be completely waterproof. You can use ceramic tiles or seamless sheets of vinyl or fiberglass to waterproof your wood floors. The adhesives will still be necessary, though.

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