Finishing baths and saunas clapboard
One of the most popular methods of interior decoration of baths and saunas is sheathing with wooden clapboard. This material has many advantages: excellent moisture and sound insulation, resistance to temperature extremes, low thermal conductivity. Lining for decoration in the bath and sauna has an aesthetic appearance, does not contain toxic components, is quickly mounted, happy with durability and reliability.
Classification lining for finishing baths and saunas
Choosing the wall paneling for finishing the sauna or bath, pay attention to the product labeling. Extra and Lux class lining has a smooth surface free from defects, cracks and knots. Grade 1 (A) lining may have a minimum number of knots, a slight surface roughness is allowed. These varieties are preferred for wall cladding and ceiling in the steam room. Lining lower grades 2 and 3 (B and C) is used in baths and saunas only for dressing rooms and restrooms.
Methods of mounting lining for finishing baths and saunas
Slat wall boards are mounted in a vertical or horizontal position. Each of these methods has its advantages and disadvantages. Vertical boards visually increase the height of the ceilings, and horizontal ones expand the room. However, when choosing a method of covering the steam room clapboard should pay attention not only to aesthetics. Warm and humid air rises, due to which the vertical board is heated unevenly and can deform. The horizontal method is devoid of this disadvantage, the temperature and humidity of the lamella are the same throughout its length. In addition, horizontal boards are easier to install and change in case of repair.
Installation of lining for covering baths and saunas
The first step in trimming and cladding of the steam room clapboard is the installation of the batten that will serve as the carrier base for the boards. The crate of wooden timber is attached to the wall with screws. As a heater, mineral wool is usually used as insulation, and foil sheet is used for vapor insulation. The foil is laid on a layer of insulation and is attached to the batten with a construction stapler. After the installation of the batten and insulation, the lining boards are mounted using secret fasteners - galvanized nails or clamps.
Finishing of the room is carried out starting from the ceiling, after which you can move to the walls, moving from the entrance to the interior. With a horizontal arrangement, the slats are preferably laid from top to bottom. When the finishing and cladding with a pair of clapboard is completed, the edges are decorated with corners and platbands. And remember, the result of the work will please you only if you use high-quality lining - such products are presented on our website.