Lining and Finishing

Lining the stove

Lining the stove

If you want your wood sauna stove to look beautiful, not just to have excellent heat transfer but also to decorate the interior space of your steam room, the next step is to consider the stove lining. Naturally, the lining you eventually choose is best ordered together with the stove so that our experts can save time and include the lining in our original digital model.

Stove lining options: tiles, artistic plastering, a combination of plastering and elements of ceramic decor.

This is the most aesthetically pleasing type of stove lining available and it comes with further practical advantages: by adding to the stove’s mass the tiles increase the stove's overall heat absorbtive capacity. The stove not only absorbs more heat, it stores it for longer. Tiles are hygienic and easy to maintain. Installed employing our own technology, our tiles will withstand any temperature fluctuation. You will be able to see exactly what your stove will look like with a tile lining in the project visualisation process. A themed, decorative tile panel powerfully reinforces the overall aesthetic effect of a traditional stove.

This is a highly practical type of lining. Thanks to our plastering technique and special, heat-resistant materials, our plaster lining is highly durable and reliable. The stove appearance can be further enhanced by adding texture, relief and paint to the plaster. Plaster lining will always give a stove a fresh, neat look.

Combination lining option
This lining consists of an artistic render as a foundation and elements of ceramic décor such as borders, aprons, angles and verticals applied afterwards. Both heat clinker tiles and decorative ceramic elements with a stone or wood effect can look stunning on a base render. A themed tile panel such as a maritime or hunting scene will add a compelling design feature to your stove lining. The stove's fine proportions can be additionally emphasised by adding a tile lining around the stove doors.

Finishing the steam room interior

 When you build a sauna at home it is finally made ready to use by adding interior paneling. This is a huge task which is only begun after the stove has been assembled, lined and professionally dried. It is crucial that the wood used for the paneling not be exposed to any moisture that might damage it (until the stove is professionally dried it will contain and exude a lot of moisture due to the fact that we only use water-based solutions).  The process of paneling the steam room consists of several stages.

A high quality finish requires the factory production of hundreds of assembly parts. The design of the room and its digital model serve as a starting point for managing the finer details at the later stages of the stove's creation. Before the furniture and paneling can be fitted, a vapour barrier is installed into the walls and ceiling which are also insulated to maximise heat retention. All the mounting parts are put together on site with particular attention paid to ensure that none of the seams or fixings are visible. Then the craftsmen install the wall and ceiling panels, the steps and benches, the handles and removable floor blocks and finally, the door.  And with that, your sauna is ready to be thoroughly enjoyed.

We recommend that our customers order the finishings for their sauna room at the same time as the stove since the time taken to produce the paneling installation kit is comparable to the length of time it takes to construct the stove. Both processes can be run in parallel.

In the digital modelling of the finish to the sauna room interior, our engineers develop interface points between the stove structure and elements of wooden fittings. You will never have the problem of leaking steam when the light steam that gushes upwards seems just as quickly to disappear into nothing.

The type of paneling used in a wood sauna room should be capable of withstanding fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The wood should not release resin or become so hot that it burns the skin on contact. Canadian red cedar (has a beautiful finish, smells wonderful and goes well with Abash), abash (lowest thermal conductivity, light, and knot free), linden, alder and aspen are all suitable types of wood for the walls, ceiling and floor. Abash is perhaps the best choice for the sauna benches.

The steam room is fitted with waterproof lamps and heat-resistant, low-voltage wiring.The lighting is usually created to be peripheral casting a soft, gentle light. The floors are made of ceramic tiles and covered with removable wooden bars making them easy to clean. 

Lining and Finishing

Finishing the steam room

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Lining and Finishing

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