What Is The Most Suitable Sauna Wood?
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After a tough year, you are well into 2023 as a brand new you. In terms of health, you have made a lot of efforts from staying up late to resolving to change your bad habits, instead, pointless improvements overwhelm you until you resolve to start with a sauna. You don't know how to go about picking the right sauna wood for home use, don't worry, take your time, read our article and maybe you'll find the answer.
Okay, I think you should be confused by many woods on the market, "Hemlock, Basswood, Fir wood, Red cedar, and Mahogany...... My goodness," a friend once told me he was going crazy with all the species I was looking for!
Our technical team with ten years of experience can give you an easy to understand explanation: the Hemlock, Basswood and Mahogany& Red cedar that we have on the market, including the ones we buy, are all common woods used in sauna construction. Each type of wood has its own unique characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Don't be fooled by bad woods that claim to cure all ailments, it could be damaging to your body!
Here are some of the key differences and advantages of each wood:
- Hemlock is a softwood that is known for its durability and resistance to decay.
- It has a light, creamy color with subtle grain patterns.
- Hemlock is a popular choice for sauna construction because it can withstand high temperatures and humidity without warping or cracking.
- It is also a sustainable and renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly option.
- Hemlock is easy to work with and can be stained or painted to match your desired aesthetic.
Hemlock is an environmentally friendly choice, and when you don't want to use the original wood, you can change your own sauna by choosing the color you like.Maybe you'll like it and even say, "Salusheat sauna that's cool!"
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- Fir Wood is a softwood with a high-quality yellow-white color, sometimes with a reddish-brown heartwood and distinct grain, known for its special color and efficacy
-It is dignified, adaptable and wind-resistant, suitable for widespread use in the home and herb industries
- In addition, it has a straight and delicate grain, with the fragrance of wood, and is easy to process.
- Fir Wood resistant to smoke and dust, resistant to decay and free from termite, it is popular among customers in the home industry because of its strong herbal efficacy and sturdy strength
Salusheat Fir Wood has a refreshing smell, it's light enough like Basswood, and the wood with its medicinal properties makes it hot in the sauna industry, no need to change its color because you'll love it the moment you see it! It is the most popular sauna wood among customers.
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- Basswood is a soft hardwood compared to other hardwoods that are known for its light color and fine, even grain.
- It is a popular choice for sauna construction because it is lightweight and easy to work with.
- Basswood is also resistant to decay and can withstand high temperatures and humidity without warping or cracking.
- It is not as durable as Mahogany or Red Cedar, but it is still a good option for those looking for a more affordable wood.
- Basswood can be stained or painted to match your desired aesthetic.
Salusheat Basswood is great quality, it's light enough to move out and use indoors and outdoors, and of course, it can be changed to your favorite color just like Hemlock!
Red Cedar Wood:
- Red cedar is a softwood that is known for its natural oils and resistance to decay and insects.
- It has a reddish-brown color with distinctive grain patterns.
- Red cedar is a popular choice for sauna construction because it has a pleasant aroma and is naturally resistant to mold and mildew.
- It can withstand high temperatures and humidity without warping or cracking.
- Red cedar is also a sustainable and renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly option.
- It is more expensive than Hemlock, Basswood, or Mahogany, but its durability and natural resistance to decay make it a worthwhile investment.
Salusheat Red cedar saunas are produced in West Coast of British Columbia, Canada, where Red cedar is abundant. When you enter the house and open the Red cedar opening panel, you can smell the fragrance that is unique to Red cedar, which, of course, has a high medical value.
In summary, Hemlock, Basswood, and Red cedar are all great options for sauna construction. Hemlock is known for its durability and sustainability, Basswood is lightweight and affordable, and Red cedar is naturally resistant to decay and has a pleasant aroma.
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- Mahogany is a hard wood with a dense texture and a high resistance to decay. At the same time, Mahogany, like Red cedar, also emits a special odor that repels termites, making it a popular choice for residents of ant-pan areas.
- Mahogany is a very strong and resilient material that is widely used in high-end sauna uses and is extremely valuable in saunas, being both safe and environmentally friendly. Mahogany likes high temperature, drought resistant, hard texture and light weight. Mahogany has a gorgeous and magnificent grain, full of nobility.
- Mahogany furniture material production is limited, high-quality is rare
Mahogany is expensive as a good wood for making saunas. Salusheat pays a very high production cost for the new sauna and gives a discount to customers, so that more customers can use Mahogany wood to improve their health.
Like Salusheat's customers, most of them attach more importance to texture and sports recovery, they can choose Hemlock, Basswood and Red cedar saunas, like women who want to lose weight or sports enthusiasts, and personnel with outdoor needs will choose Fir or Basswood because of the lightness and low price.Consider the texture of the wood and the price is not important, you can choose Red cedar.It must be said here that 90% customers value blood circulation, so choosing Salusheat's hemlock, Basswood and Mahogany& Red cedar can all be satisfied.
When you choose between the 906MH and 906MB, you will find that the 906MB uses basswood in addition to not having a heated front door. Basswood is the better choice if you want to put the sauna under a patio with a cover. And there is no heater for the front door to prevent moisture. If you don't care about wood, you can choose the 906MH because it has an extra heating panel on the front door to get an all-around sauna experience.
When you are shopping for an outdoor sauna, you will find that we have 4 types of wood: Fir, Basswood, Mahogany and Red cedar. If we rank them in order of durability, the results are as follows: Red cedar = Mahogany > Basswood > Fir. Of course, all saunas are sturdy and can withstand heavy storms and snow directly. Basswood, Mahogany and red cedar are better suited to withstand heat and moisture without warping or cracking.
The main difference between an outdoor sauna made of mahogany and red cedar lies in the type of wood their respective characteristics. Here are some key points to consider:
1. Wood characteristics: Mahogany is a hardwood with a rich, reddish-brown color. It is known for its durability, strength, and resistance to decay and insect damage. On the other hand, red cedar is also a durable wood with natural oils that provide it with inherent resistance to decay, rot, and insects. It has a distinctive reddish-brown color with a pleasant aroma.
2. Aesthetic appeal: Mahogany has an elegant and luxurious appearance with its deep, dark color and fine grain patterns. It adds a touch of sophistication to the sauna's exterior. Red cedar, with its warm reddish-brown tone, has a more rustic and natural look that blends well with outdoor environments.
3. Maintenance: Mahogany saunas generally require less maintenance compared to red cedar saunas. Mahogany naturally withstands the elements, making it resistant to cracking, warping, and rotting. It typically requires periodic sealing or staining to maintain its appearance. Red cedar is resistant to decay and insects, but over time, it may turn gray if left untreated. To maintain the original color, red cedar saunas may need occasional staining or sealing.
4. Thermal properties: Both mahogany and red cedar have excellent thermal insulation properties, making them suitable They have low conductivity, which effectively and provide a comfortable sauna experience.
5. Pricing: Mahogany is generally more expensive than red cedar due to its scarcity and high demand. Red cedar, being more widely available, tends to have affordable price point.
Ultimately, the choice between a mahogany or red cedar outdoor sauna depends on personal preference, budget, and the desired aesthetics for your sauna. Both woods are suitable options, and they offer durability and natural resistance to decay, making them great choices for outdoor saunas.
Of course, all saunas are sturdy and can withstand heavy storms and snow directly. Basswood, Mahogany and red cedar are better suited to withstand heat and moisture without warping or cracking.
In the end, the choice of wood will depend on your budget, desired aesthetics, and specific needs for the sauna.
Now, do you know how to choose?