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Cedar is often recommended for saunas, and has many advantages over other woods such as, aspen and spruce

Features of using cedar wood for your sauna

For these reasons cedar is the most popular wood used in sauna rooms. Aspen and Poplar do not have these qualities and it is often hard to find in a high quality tongue and groove in these wood species. Most commercial sauna rooms are cedar, and if you have enjoyed these you are not one of the few who have a reaction to the cedar.

Aspen and Poplar are sometimes used in sauna rooms for people who have extreme chemical sensitivity or a known allergy to cedar. Less than 1% of people have any allergy to cedar and for those who do, prolonged direct contact can result in small red bumps on the skin which fade away quickly. A towel between the bather and the wood prevents this.

Regarding Cedar Wood Treatments

Also note that we sell an all natural water based sealer that forms a thin breathable layer of glass (silicon quartz based emulsion) over the wood which create a layer of protection between the bather and the wood. Not to mention it keeps the wood looking pristine for years.

We also provide an exterior oil based sealer that we have used for over two decades with great success on our outdoor sauna rooms. Se this link.