When choosing the material for walls and floors in saunas and pools, it is important to consider its porosity. The lower the porosity, the better. Non-porous materials do not absorb moisture. Any type of artificial stone makes a perfect choice for saunas and pools, as these materials hardly absorb any moisture. Acrylic solid surface can be used to create pool walls of any shape and size. Slab edges 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 be used to pave saunas and pools. Having almost zero absorbency, artificial stone materials do not mold and are easy to clean.
Natural stone in saunas and pools looks impressive, but it is less practical than artificial stone products. Natural stone is porous and requires more care in wet facilities than engineered materials. To maintain natural stone surfaces in good condition, they need to be impregnated regularly, and moisture should not be allowed to linger on them. Left unattended, natural stone elements may soon become stained, and mold may appear. It is a great idea to have decorative details in pools and saunas fabricated from natural stone, but overall space clad in low maintenance 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 areas in saunas and pools.