When choosing the material for cladding walls and floors in saunas and pools, it is important that it has low porosity. This means that it should absorb as little moisture as possible. Any type of artificial stone makes a perfect material for saunas and pools. Acrylic solid surface can be used to create pool walls of any shape and size. They can be joined together seamlessly, and the joints can be rounded through desirable radius. Acrylic solid surface walls can be combined with other artificial stone materials such as engineered quartz, ceramics, sintered stone and porcelain. These materials can also be used to line the floor in saunas and pools. Artificial stone has almost zero absorbency, so it does not mold and is easy to clean.
Natural stone in saunas and pools looks truly impressive, but it is not very practical as it requires a lot of care. To maintain the perfect look of natural stone, it needs to be impregnated regularly, and moisture should not be allowed to linger on the surface. Otherwise, the stone will become stained and mold may appear. All natural stones are porous, and water penetrates them easily. It is a great idea to have pool and sauna details fabricated from natural stone, but overall space clad in low maintenance requiring artificial stone. Any stone material is suitable for sauna walls, but for areas in contact with water, artificial stone will prove itself more practical in a long run. Natural stone is great for dry sauna areas.